WHO WE ARE
Honarmand Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was created to support qualified Iranian Artists. Honarmand Foundation provides financial assistance to elderly qualified Iranian artists who are struggling to make ends meet while facing illness, disability, or age-related problems. In other words, assisting qualified Iranian artists in need. As resources become available, Honarmand Foundation may support other activities to promote Iranian Arts and Culture. Honarmand Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors to direct the business, property, and affairs of the foundation. The members of the Board include:
Khosrow Semnani, Morteza Barjesteh, Andy Madadian, Bahman Fathi.
MAKING HISTORY TOGETHER
First Fundraising Gala
26 September 2018
At Skirball Cultural Center
Four decades ago, many Iranian artists left their homeland. Some continued their success, while others had more difficulty adjusting to their new lives. And as the years passed by, some found their ability to make a living decrease. They enriched our lives by preserving and expanding Iranian culture in art, literature, theater, music and dance. It has been a long tradition in the arts for those experiencing current success to help support those who have fallen upon hard times due to aging or other things beyond their control. Now is the chance for artists and art lovers who currently experiencing success to give back to those artists who are in need.
The Honarmand Foundation’s 2018 Fundraising Gala was a huge success! Thank you for your participation and support! Thanks to the incredible generosity of so many, our 1st Annual Gala, held on September 26th at Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.
Provide Financial Assistance to Elderly Qualified Career Iranian Artists
As resources become available, Honarmand Foundation may support other activities to promote Iranian Arts and Culture
WE ALL HAVE RECEIVED SO MUCH OUT OF THE ARTS, IT'S TIME TO GIVE A LITTLE BACK!
Honarmand Foundation provides financial assistance to elderly qualified Iranian artists who are struggling to make ends meet while facing illness, disability, or age-related problems. In other words, assisting qualified Iranian artists in need. Contributions to Honarmand Foundation’s general fund will help pay for an artist’s medical expenses, housing, food, and other vital expenses such as utilities, clothing, transportation, program services, and counseling. We also assist elderly Iranian Artists, regardless of medical condition, who are experiencing financial hardship. Grants typically range from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars per qualifying individual. Iranian Artists applying for assistance must present evidence of a significant professional artistic history and demonstrate financial hardship with accompanying documentation. Money that is donated to our general fund goes towards helping this class of professional Iranian artists. You may not know all their names, but their contributions to Iranian arts are just as important and your generosity towards helping them is both crucial and appreciated.
WHO WE HELP
Honarmand Foundation provides financial assistance and services to career Iranian artists. Financial grants are paid directly to medical providers, hospitals, and other third-party entities. Candidacy for assistance depends, among other factors, on the availability of funds and the number of eligible applicants, along with the different criteria.
AN IRANIAN ARTIST IS A PERSON ENGAGED IN AN ARTISTIC PROFESSION RELATED TO AUDIO,
VIDEO, THEATRICAL, LITERARY, OR VISUAL ARTS.
Please note: We would sincerely love to help anyone who needs it; however, if you have not had the experience required, you are not eligible for assistance.