Empowering Girls, Promoting Education and Modeling Philanthropy for Youth


Self-sufficiency, self-confidence,
education and business opportunities


Empowering Girls

The Foundation supports projects each year which specifically focus on helping women and young girls reach their full potential.


Promoting Education

We help young women to build self-confidence and positive self-image through mentoring and training programs.  More recently, our focus has been on multi-year scholarships for refugee girls going to college.


Helping Refugees

The Mandy Kao Foundation supports organizations and programs that provide hope for underserved populations.


Business Development

Working with several non-profit service organizations, the Foundation is proud to support ESL classes, job placement and training programs and business development programs including the creation of microenterprises for women and minority led business initiatives.


Every girl deserves the right to fulfill her potential.

The Mandy Kao Foundation makes a positive impact in the community by aiding refugee families, supporting educational programs and empowering women and girls.  Every child deserves the opportunity to expand their goals and reach their dreams. Every refugee seeking a better life deserves a chance to resettle and thrive in American society.  


Dedicated to change.

The Foundation has evolved from hands-on for each project to working with established organizations and programs.  These partnerships allow The Mandy Kao Foundation to provide multi-year scholarships and mentorship to refugee girls, empower women through jobs training and enterprise support, and help underserved youth with after-school and extra-educational programs.

Our philosophy is to shine a light into the darkness.  By offering love and hope to those needing a hand up, we leave the world a better place than we found it.