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PARSA Community Foundation

Overview

PARSA 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. 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.

Mission

PARSA Community Foundation’s mission is to become the leading institution practicing strategic philanthropy and promoting social entrepreneurship towards a strong global Persian presence. PARSA invests in these common causes:
• Preservation and advancement of Iranian arts and culture;
• Development of leaders through education and awards systems; and
• Encouragement of civic participation and non-profit capacity building.

Program

PARSA is primarily a grant-making foundation that funds programs implemented by other non-profits.

Impact

Managing the largest independent endowment fund dedicated to Persian philanthropy, PARSA provides tax-advantaged vehicles to donors and makes grants to nonprofit organizations. PARSA provides a platform to enable collaborative giving, philanthropic education and purposeful networking.

Countries 

United States

Contact 

1735 East Bayshore Road
Suite 30B
Redwood City, CA 94063
Phone: (650) 367-9105
http://parsacf.org
EIN: 20-4136618


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