The LIN Center for Community Development (LIN) is a Vietnamese, non-governmental and non-for-profit organization under the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations (Registration Number A-840,29 June 2009, by the Ministry of Science & Technology).
LIN envisions local communities leveraging local resources to lead the effort in building a sustainable future of Vietnam. LIN strengthens the community philanthropy ecosystem through advocating, connecting and providing resources for local nonprofit organizations, donors, and volunteers to contribute towards sustainable development in Vietnam.
Narrow The Gap was developed on the premise of "Community philanthropy" with the belief that every community has its own assets (money, skills, knowledge, networks,...), and when these assets are brought together, they build the strength and voice of the community.
Firstly started in 2009, up until now Narrow the Gap has funded 125+ community projects/initiatives with over 95,000+ lives supported.
Narrow the Gap focused themes over the years:
- 2021: Planet and People (SDGs)
- 2020: Planet (SDGs)
- 2019: Prosperity (SDGs)
- 2018: People (SDGs)
- 2017: 17 UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
- 2016: Community Development
- 2015: Environmnent
- 2014: Education
- 2013: Children
- 2012: Women
- 2011: Migrants