Reaching Out Foundation, formerly Nhom Thien Hoi Glendale, began its work in 1992, mobilized a grass-roots effort to establish and organize a non-profit organization. The Reaching Out Foundation is now recognized as an IRS 501 ( c) (3) charitable organization and has continued its second decade to work to help orphanages and handicapped children, and the aging in nursing homes.


Reaching out in Vietnam
Reaching out in Vietnam

Our Mission

To reach out and offer educational and financial assistance to those who have the will but not the means to lead a meaningful, dignified and peaceful existence.


To work directly with administrators and care takers of orphanages, hospitals and nursing homes .

To provide exemplary civic and community volunteerism for younger generations


The Reaching Out Foundation receives no government funding. Its resources come from general public support and fund-raising.  Currently, all staff members are volunteers and receive no compensation for their services.  Administrative costs are currently covered by the founders.

The Reaching Out Foundation provides support through charitable agencies that care for the handicapped children, orphans and elderly people in Viet Nam and in the United States. These agencies must be reputable, embrace and have alignment of purpose with the Mission and Objectives of the Reaching Out Foundation.

Highlight of Activities

Fund Raising

  • Host fundraising dinners
  • Solicit donations from individuals and corporations

Community Out Reach

  • Perform free live musical programs at the nursing homes in Orange County, California
  • Publish newsletters and reports to donors

Highlight of Beneficiaries

Contributed financial assistance to:

  • The Messengers Of Love Organization in Viet Nam
  • Care Orphan Institutes,  Viet Nam
  • Handicapped children institutes, Viet Nam
  • The Smile Train, USA
  • Los Angeles Mission, California, USA
  • The American Red Cross, USA

Founders and Full Time Volunteers:

Thanh My T. Nguyen,
Co-Founder, Serves as the Foundation’s President and Band Leader of the ROF-ThanhMy Band.
A former professional singer/entertainer
Former Employee  for Air Viet Nam, RVN,
Retired Associate Accountant for Ferguson Corp., USA.

Khai D. Pham,
Co-Founder, Serves as Secretary/Treasurer of the Reaching Out Foundation.
Former Helicopter Pilot of The Vietnamese Armed Forces RVN,
Retired Sr. Logistics Engineer for Northrop Grumman Corporation. USA