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Iranian Studies Group at MIT, 2007-2008 general operating expenses: PARSA CF has awarded $5,000 to the group to promote Iranian civil society by conducting research on issues related to Iranian native and diaspora societies.

PARSA CF is the first Persian community foundation in the U.S. 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. Its foci include preservation and advancement of Persian arts and culture, development of leaders through fellowships and awards, and encouragement of civic engagement through nonprofit capacity building and voter registration.

PARSA CF provides opportunities for collaborative giving, philanthropic education and purposeful networking. 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.

For a list of other grantees, please click here.

December 12, 2007