EIN 26-1574533

Farhang Foundation

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The main purpose of the organization is to promote and celebrate the rich cultural heritage of iranian-americans through research and studies of historical background. To celebrate and to promote the study and research of iranian art and culture in the benefit of community at large. To celebrate and promote iranian art and culture for the benefit of the community at large.
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Program areas at Farhang Foundation

On november 6, 2021, Farhang Foundation hosted its 11th annual fundraising gala at the historic beverly wilshire hotel in beverly hills, the event was attended by over 500 guests and sponsors.this year's gala event featured musical performances by the talented kamyar and the night's master of ceremonies was the fabulous actress tara grammy. All funds raised at this annual event support Farhang Foundation 100+ annual programs, projects, and initiatives, including the historic new iranian music degree program at ucla's herb alpert school of music and the partnership with the getty villa for the persia: ancient iran and the classical world exhibition.
Farhang Foundation and the pacific symphony were proud to once again collaborate in presenting the symphony's annual nowruz concert, back for the first time after a two-year pandemic imposed hiatus. We were honored to welcome special iranian guest performers lily afshar, shardad rohani, mojgan shajarian and sina sarlak to this year's unforgettable celebrations. Special thanks to the entire team at the pacific symphony including musical director carl st. clair and president and ceo john forsyte for their commitment to celebrating our beloved nowruz. Thank you to our collaborators a seed and stone for the beautiful haft sn display and to the melieka fathi dance company for the masterful dances as part of our exclusive nowruz pre-show.
On march 20, 2022, Farhang Foundation returned to its in-person 13th annual celebration of nowruz at ucla's dickson court. The event was attended by over 30,000 visitors and featured day-long activities and programs including live performances by ava choir, la daf ensemble, melieka dance company, ucla iranian music student ensemble, negar estakhr and nargol rashidian's puppet show, and the firuze dance company led by robyn friend. The event also featured an elaborate grand haft sn display, getty villa persia exhibition mural art project and photo booths, children's programming, arts and crafts, an iranian tea house, music by dj arin, and calligraphy by mohtadi mirak.
Promotion and celebration of iranian cultural heritage by supporting and advocating for programs and lecture series by sponsoring art and cultural events to promote iranian tradition and celebration of the new year, "nowruz", and by sponsoring musical and theatrical performances, plays, films and poetry reading in collaboration with the university of southern California, the los angeles museum of art, university of California, los angeles, and university of California, irvine.

Grants made by Farhang Foundation

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
The American Film InstitutePromotion of Iranian Art/culture/history$11,000
The Broad StagePromotion of Iranian Art/culture/history$10,000

Who funds Farhang Foundation

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
The Razi Family FoundationTo Promote the Art and Culture of Iranian Americans.$242,700
Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF)Arts & Culture$185,500
Gramian-Emrani FoundationTo Promote Iranian Art, History and Culture.$97,500
...and 8 more grants received

Personnel at Farhang Foundation

Hassan IzadChief Financial Officer$0
Alireza ArdekaniOfficer / Executive Director$186,050
Farhad MohitTrustee and Vice Chairman$0
Dariush GabbayTrustee$0
Ali RaziTrustee and Chairman$0
...and 5 more key personnel

Financials for Farhang Foundation

RevenuesFYE 03/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$1,917,611
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$1,649
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$1,919,260

Form 990s for Farhang Foundation

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-032021-04-12990View PDF
2019-032020-09-10990View PDF
2018-032019-05-14990View PDF
2017-032018-04-10990View PDF
2016-032017-01-17990View PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s
Data update history
May 6, 2023
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $47,500 from Mark and Semira Moshayedi Family Foundation
September 27, 2022
Used new vendors
Identified 2 new vendors, including , and
July 22, 2022
Received grants
Identified 2 new grant, including a grant for $102,200 from The Razi Family Foundation
September 24, 2021
Received grants
Identified 9 new grant, including a grant for $255,500 from Declaration of Trust of the Bijan Amin and Soraya Amin Foundation
September 23, 2021
Received grants
Identified 2 new grant, including a grant for $42,056 from Mark and Semira Moshayedi Family Foundation
Nonprofit Types
Grantmaking organizationsEthnic centersArts, culture, and humanities nonprofitsCharities
Arts, cultural, and humanitiesHuman services
MembershipsFundraising eventsGala fundraisersTax deductible donations
General information
222 Monterey Rd 1606
Glendale, CA 91206
Metro area
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
Website URL
(310) 666-1546
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Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
A23: Cultural, Ethnic Awareness
NAICS code, primary
813211: Grantmaking Foundations
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