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Apply for a PARSA Community Foundation Student and Community Leadership Initiative Grant!

PARSA Community Foundation

Across the United States, Iranian-Americans are joining together, sharing our culture and becoming active citizens. Since its inception, PARSA CF has raised funds for two groups that are vital to cultural disseminating and organized action:  student groups and cultural centers. PARSA CF is committed to their long term viability and will continue to champion their success.
PARSA Community Foundation is inviting student organizations and cultural centers to submit inquiry forms for its Student and Community Leadership Initiative Grant by December 4, 2009. Based on a positive review, applicants will be invited to submit full proposals, due on January 9, 2010. This grant initiative is in tandem with PARSA CF's 2010 Norooz grant cycle.
  • Selected college student organizations and community centers will receive grants of $1,000 to $3,000 for one year.
These grants are provided to assist student and cultural centers to:
  • Organize Norooz events at universities, city halls, state legislatures, museums, libraries or other public institutions.
  • Participate in civic projects, including a national effort to make sure every Iranian-American stands up and is counted in the United States Census and is registered to vote.
Who is Eligible?

Student organizations: U.S.-based university and college organizations that are operated by and consist of students are eligible. Most student organizations are affiliated with their university's students' union. Please note that applying student organizations must either (a) possess 501c3 public charity status, (b) have permission to use their students' union 501c3 public charity status or (c) have permission to use their university's 501c3 public charity status.
Community and cultural centers: Community and cultural centers generally provide Persian language classes, dance and music classes, programs for children and the elderly, and include a variety of other programs such as poetry readings, lectures and seminars. PARSA CF encourages inclusion of all Iranian and Persian-speaking ethnic groups among applying community and cultural centers. 

How to Apply

Increasingly, supporters of foundations are requesting reporting that demonstrates increased measurable outcomes. 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 Applicants applying for a Student and Community Leadership Initiative grant should fill out the same inquiry form and application as those applying for a general 2010 Norooz cycle grant. 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

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