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Apply for a PARSA Community Foundation Grant!

PARSA Community Foundation is inviting nonprofits and student organizations to submit inquiry forms for its 2009 Norooz grant cycle by December 5, 2008. Based on a positive review, applicants will be invited to submit full proposals, due on January 9, 2009.  PARSA CF is keen on identifying and supporting innovative change makers in the following areas:  

  • Preservation and advancement of Iranian/Persian arts and culture;
  • Development of leaders through education and award systems; and
  • Encouragement of civic participation. 

A few examples of our past grantees' focus areas include:

  • Documentaries and other artistic programs with potential for broad appeal, awards and/or commercial success;
  • Micro grants for student-run or university-based organizations;
  • Youth leadership camps; and
  • Successful nationwide voter registration drives.

We encourage grant seekers to begin the inquiry process well in advance of the due date. For more information on the application process and the selection process, please visit The Foundation supports philanthropic initiatives that are sustainable, nationally scalable and reflect positively on the Persian community. PARSA CF is a nonpartisan, nonreligious public foundation, registered in the United States.  

Please apply now!

Mariam Hosseini,

Grants Manager and Donor Services Coordinator


About PARSA Community Foundation:

PARSA CF is the first Persian community foundation in the U.S. and the leading Persian philanthropic institution practicing strategic philanthropy and promoting social entrepreneurship around the globe.

Managing the largest independent endowment fund dedicated to Persian philanthropy, PARSA CF provides tax-advantaged vehicles to donors and makes grants to nonprofit organizations. Its foci include preservation and advancement of Persian arts and culture, development of leaders through fellowships and awards, and encouragement of civic engagement through nonprofit capacity building and voter registration.

PARSA CF provides opportunities for collaborative giving, philanthropic education and purposeful networking. The organization is a nonpartisan, nonreligious, nonprofit registered as a 501(c) (3) entity in the United States. PARSA Community Foundation does not make grants in Iran.


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