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.  Every girl deserves the right to fulfill her potential.

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 mentor-ship to refugee girls, empower women through jobs training and enterprise support, and help under-served 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.