The VIP Giving Circle started with a core group of members from the Vietnamese American Community Ambassadors, a UCI Alumni Association, who wanted to connect to the larger Southeast Asian communities in a meaningful way. VIP's mission is to use philanthropy to promote the well being of Southeast Asian communities, with an emphasis on Vietnamese, Cambodian, Laotian, and Hmong populations in Southern California.
Last year, VIP supported the following nonprofits:
- Vietnamese American Arts and Letters Association
- UCI Foundation for Vietnamese Oral History Project
- OC Asian & Pacific Islander Community Alliance
- Cambodian Family