Apply for a PARSA Community Foundation Student and Community Leadership Initiative Grant!
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
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.
These grants are provided to assist student and cultural centers to:
- Selected college student organizations and community centers will
receive grants of $1,000 to $3,000 for one year.
Who is Eligible?
- Organize Norooz events at universities, city halls,
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.
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
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
Please apply now!
Grants Manager and Donor Services Coordinator
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