Grant Programs > Persian Schools

The United States is the home of the second largest Persian-speaking community outside of Iran. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the Iranian- American population is estimated at 470,000 people. The primary concern of the Iranian-American community in the U.S. is the continuity of preserving their Persian identity through the education of their children. Realizing this important mission since 1981, Alavi Foundation has supported weekend Persian schools throughout the United States. This program has been instrumental and vital to the continuity and preservation of the Persian heritage within the Iranian-American community.

Grant Applicants must:

• Be a not-for-profit corporation organized and in good standing under the laws of the state of incorporation
• Provide a copy of permanent tax-exempt status letter from the IRS 
• Make financial records available upon request
• Manage and operate the school in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations
• Have a minimum enrollment of 15 students

To apply, please complete our grant application PDF and mail it to:

Alavi Foundation
C/O Persian Schools
650 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2406
New York, NY 10019


More about this Program

Weekend Persian Schools Currently Supported by Alavi Foundation:

1. Persian Cultural Club - Dehkhoda Persian School
2. Center of Persian Language Preservation Corporation - Alborz Farsi School
3. Jafaria Association of North America - Rudaki Persian School
4. Oklahoma Farsi School Foundation
5. Imam Ali Center of Kansas City - Weekend Persian Schools
6. Persian School of New York (affiliated with Razi School)
7. Pars Academy (Weekend Persian School)
8. Payame Noor Institute
9. Islamic Education Center (IEC) - Persian School
10. Toronto Farsi School, Toronto, Canada

Weekend Persian Schools Previously Supported by Alavi Foundation:

1. Persian School Affiliated with Az-Zahra Center, KS
2. Persian School Affiliated with Irshad Islamic Center, IL
3. Parvin Etesami Persian School Affiliated with Noor Center Corporation, PA
4. Payam Farsi School, OH
5. Avicenna Farsi School affiliated with Qoba Foundation, CA
6. Alrasool Islamic School (Persian School), UT
7. Ferdowsi Persian School, TX
8. IABA Persian School, CA
9. Persian Weekend School Affiliated with Imam Reza Foundation, VA
10. Nevada Farsi School, CA
11. Weekend Persian School Affiliated with Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California
12. Persian Language School, MA
13. Resalat Farsi School, MN
14. Weekend Persian School Affiliated with Resalat Islamic Center, CA
15. Az-Zahra Persian School of Kansas City, KS
16. Persian Language Institute, Clifton, NJ
17. Persian Language Institute, Potomac, MD
18. Sahebozzaman Islamic Center of Atlanta - Persian School, Rosewell, GA
19. Islamic House of Wisdom - Hekmat Farsi School, Dearborn Heights, MI
20. Anjuman-e-Haideri (IEC) - Persian School of Houston, TX
21. IEC Farsi School, Potomac, MD