Who we are:
In addition to helping long standing residents, a lot of our aid goes to new refugee residents and the elderly. The Majority of the Iranian-American Jewish community immigrated to the U.S. after the 1979 revolution in Iran. The newest ingredient of the American melting pot consists of a large number of refugees who do not have the necessary financial resources to acquire basic health insurance. Some of the newer and/or the elderly of this community are at times in need of emergency food, shelter and medical services. The Hope Foundation was formed in 1997 to provide emergency food, shelter and medical services to the less fortunate members of Iranian-American community through soliciting tax deductible donations from the members of this and the larger community.
The Hope Foundation of Iranian- American Jewish Communities, Inc. (“Hope Foundation”), is a non-profit organization that is exempt from federal and state income taxes under section 501(c)(3) of the internal Revenue Code with EIN No. 95-4660016.
What we do:
The mission of The Hope Foundation is to provide emergency food, shelter, medical and psychological services to the less fortunate members of Iranian-American community. Our goal is to supply this safety net for these community members that have fallen on hard times. Our hope is to assist the majority of these members to eventually become self sufficient again by providing counseling and referral services as well as an opportunity to gain primary skills. The hope foundation accomplishes this by soliciting tax deductible donations from its kind and warm-hearted donors, by its volunteer only and dedicated team.
In Judaism, there are different levels of charity. One of the highest levels is where the donor and the recipient are both anonymous. This is the way the Hope Foundation strives to operate.
At Hope Foundation, we pride ourselves in the fact that our operating expenses expend less than 2% of the collected donations. 98% of all donations goes straight to the cause.