PARSA CF Awards Major Grants to Civic Engagement Organizations


As a part of its Mehrgan 2010 Grant Cycle, PARSA Community Foundation is pleased to announce a series of strategic grants to Iranian-American organizations promoting civic engagement and civil liberties protection. These organizations have taken on the challenge of educating and representing the Iranian community on key issues that affect us all but are too easy to ignore until we encounter a serious problem. In order to facilitate integration, have our voices heard and protect our rights, our community must dramatically increase its civic participation through voter registration, advocacy, and taking positions on immigration reform, anti-discrimination and anti-defamation. To these ends, PARSA CF has awarded six grants, a total of $571,000, to four enterprising nonprofits: NIAC, IABA, NLSCA and BAIVOTER.