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PARSA Community Foundation Announces Mehregan Grant Cycle


PARSA Community Foundation is inviting nonprofits and student organizations to submit inquiry forms for its 2008 Mehregan grant cycle by June 12, 2008. Based on a positive review, applicants will be invited to submit full proposals, due on July 10, 2008.  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; and
  • Civic engagement.


For this grant cycle, PARSA CF is especially interested in proposals focusing on:

  • Non-partisan projects focused on voter registration, education and outreach for this election year; and
  • Development of leaders through student-run university organizations. 

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 .

About PARSA Community Foundation:

PARSA Community Foundation is the first Persian community foundation in the United States 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.  PARSA CF provides a platform to enable collaborative giving, philanthropic education and purposeful networking.  The organization is a nonpartisan, nonreligious, and 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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