Program AreaPublic Service & Civic Engagement, Education, Human Rights, Poverty Alleviation & Economic Development
Location of ImpactMiddle East, United States, Jordan, Lebanon, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey
Headquarters LocationLos Angeles, California, United States
Budget$0 to $500,000
The VIP.fund is a youth-focused philanthropy fund. Our mission is to empower youth impacted by conflict through education and employment. To serve these displaced scholars, we run e-learning programs, crowdfund for higher education, and partner with mentors and institutions who further our beneficiaries' employment prospects. For many refugee students, the foremost barrier to higher education lies in the transition period before enrollment. Upon crossing the border, sometimes on foot, and often with no family or friends waiting for them, displaced students confront an entirely new education system and other systemic barriers that may prevent them from resuming their education and finding jobs in their host countries.