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 1101
New York, NY 10019
The Alavi Foundation