Portland State University Receives Grant From Alavi Foundation

April 4, 2011 The Alavi Foundation has issued a grant in support of Portland State University’s Iranian/Persian Studies Program. In a letter to Foundation President, Dr. Houshang Ahmadi, the University President acknowledged the contribution: “To study another culture and its language is to experience a larger world. Thank you very much fo helping Portland State…

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San Diego State University Gets Foundation Support

April 6, 2011 San Diego State University received a $20,000 grant today from the Alavi Foundation. In a letter from the University’s Vice President, the Foundation’s support was appreciated: “On behalf of San Diego State University, thank you for the recent $20,000 donation from the Alavi Foundation to support the Persian studies program in the…

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Muslim Community School gets Foundation support

May 17, 2011 The Alavi Foundation issued a grant for $38,000 to the Muslim Community School. The Maryland based organization received the contribution as part of the Foundation’s continuing efforts to help local Muslim communities throughout the United States. In a letter to the MCS Board of Directors, Alavi Foundation President, Dr. Houshang Ahmadi, wished…

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Khoja Shia Ithnaa-Asheri Jamaat awarded $5,000 grant

August 15, 2011 The Khoja Shia Ithnaa-Asheri Jamaat of Huntington Beach, California, was awarded a $5,000 grant today by the Alavi Foundation. The contribution was made to support the operational expenses associated with programs for the Holy months of Ramadan and Muharram. The California based Jamaat is just one of more than 30 community-based organizations…

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Hartford Seminary gets $47,000 contribution

August 15, 2011 The Hartford Seminary was awarded $47,000 by the Alavi Foundation today in support of their upcoming conference on the “State of the Study of Shi’i Islam in North America.” The contribution was made as part of the Foundation’s key core programs, which in this case included support for Scholarly Research, Interfaith Dialogue…

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Afghan Relief Organization receives donation

August 24, 2011 In an effort to support relief projects in Afghanistan and Tanzania, the Alavi Foundation donated $20,000 today to the Afghan Relief Organization. The Foundation has been a long-standing contributor toward humanitarian efforts, initiating the Disaster Relief Fund for humanitarian aid in 2004. The Foundation has helped victims of the Bam earthquake in…

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Alavi Foundation awards $450,000 to Razi School

September 13, 2011 Razi School, located in Woodside, NY, was awarded $450,000 today by the Alavi Foundation. The contribution was made by the Foundation in an effort to support school expenses. As described on their website, “Razi School fosters spirituality and academic excellence in a distinctive Islamic environment with high expectation for students in grades…

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Alavi Foundation grants $50,000 to Ahlul Bayt Mosque

September 20, 2011 The Ahlul Bayt Mosque of Brooklyn, NY, was awarded a grant of $50,000 as part of the Alavi Foundation’s continuing support for Islamic Organizations. In a letter to the Imam, Alavi Foundation President, Dr. Houshang Ahmadi, wished the organization success in their endeavors. ***

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Islamic Education Center awarded $240,000 grant

September 30, 2011 The Alavi Foundation has awarded a $240,000 grant to the Islamic Education Center of Potomac, Maryland. The contribution was intended exclusively for expenses itemized as part of a previously approved budget plan submitted to the Foundation, for 2011 to 2012. The donation came as part of the Foundation’s support for Islamic Organizations…

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