Our Mission:


The sunflower, resilient and bright, always grows towards the sun. It symbolizes strength, hope, and growth. Sunflower Mission hopes that with the proper educational nourishment, Vietnam and its students will also grow.

We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that empowers students in Vietnam by building schools, awarding scholarships, and providing learning opportunities.




We select sites based on need, such as the state of current facilities, proximity to local residential areas, and number of students. Typical classrooms consist of poured concrete foundations, stucco-clad masonry walls, and clay tile roofs.



scholarships awarded

Sunflower Mission currently supports four scholarship programs. In total we have awarded more than 20,413 scholarships to grade school and college/university students.



Students Graduated

Over 525 of our scholarship recipients have gone on to graduate from college with degrees in medicine, engineering, education and finance.


How We Do It

Sunflower Mission’s focus is exclusively on educational programs. We strive to make a significant difference in the lives of Vietnamese youth.

We reach our goals by being focused and dedicated. We are committed to ensuring that for every dollar raised, at least 97 cents will go toward the cause of educating children in Vietnam. 


We have four scholarship programs designed to assist students based on different parameters in order to reach as many students as possible. These programs include: SAS (Sponsor a Student), Dao-Le Scholarship, Le-So Memorial Scholarship, and Engineering & Technology Scholarship.

School building

Our most visible work is our school building program. We have built over 165 classrooms in cooperation with local communities who have also committed to partnering with us. Our interest is long-term, thus we have also implemented a maintenance program for our schools.

Work Camp

Every year an excited and varied group of individuals travel to Vietnam to participate in our work camp. The trip includes visiting school sites to complete construction; participating in school completion ceremonies; engaging with students; and cultural exchanges. Read more at our Work Camp blog.


As Sunflower Mission grows we realize there are many factors involved with ensuring academic success in our students. We have deliberately expanded our programs to include the Health & Hygiene Education Initiative (HHEI) and the English Initiative (EI).

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Get Involved

We need your help. Whether you want to throw your own fundraiser, sponsor student scholarships, or spread the word about our mission, we appreciate and value every contribution. Find out how you can volunteer with Sunflower Mission.


We take your donations seriously. Since our inception, we have kept our average overhead expense under 1% (an average of 0.69%, to be exact). Learn more about how you can contribute to Sunflower Mission.