The Ao Dai Festival is produced by the following organizations:
Friends of Hue Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable, non-profit, tax-exempt, non-governmental organization, whose primary mission is to provide assistance to impoverished people and victims of natural disasters in Thua Thien Hue province of Central Vietnam.
Under the principles of empowerment and self-reliance, FHF has partnered with Fashion for Freedom, a social enterprise, to launch the Mending Communities Initiative. We recognize that, although poor and lacking in many resources, the Vietnamese people do not lack talent or skills. This initiative with harness local skills in embroidery, needle craft, and other artisanship; furthermore, we will connect village artisans to markets of the world by promoting and selling their creations through an e-commerce platform. With the help of a large network of volunteers, interns and staff, FHF is committed to providing a sustainable solution to alleviate poverty, by empowering the poor with the skills needed to succeed in the 21st century.
GreenRice Foundation is a successor of GreenRice Gallery, established by Jenny Do in 2006 to provide a home for Vietnamese-American contemporary arts, with exhibitions focused on promoting positive social change, fostering intellectual dialogues, and empowering communities. Ms. Do curated many well received exhibitions at GreenRice, among which Calls of the Mountains, Twin Sides of Temptations, Women, Insistence on Hope, We’re Here, Poetry Gate, Metamorphosis, Palimpsest of the Essence, and the national traveling show Humans For Sale. With the intent to expand its operations and to address the need of sustainability for several nonprofit organizations, GreenRice Gallery was incorporated into GreenRice Foundation (“GF”) in 2011. GF is committed to produce high quality art shows and festivals. Its goal is dual: to raise funds to support nonprofit organizations that serve disadvantaged children and women and to promote Asian American arts and culture.