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Roshan Institute of Cultural Heritage


Last Updated: 2016-07-22

At A Glance

Roshan Institute of Cultural Heritage

P.O. Box 1908

Orlando, FL United States 32802-1908

Telephone: 4048139304

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Business

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2015-06-30)

Assets: $10,892,463

Total giving: $252,000






Established in 2000 in TN - Founded by Pierre Omidyar, a businessman and philanthropist who founded the auction web site, eBay, in 1995. Pierre and Pam Omidyar have committed to The Giving Pledge, and have pledged to give away at least half of their wealth to philanthropy

Purpose and Activities

The institute sponsors activities and programs whose primary focus is the preservation, transmission, and instruction of Persian culture. To execute its mission, the Institute develops initiatives that provide support for partnerships with other nonprofit organizations and institutions such as schools, universities, libraries, museums, and private sector donors. It also offers a limited number of individual fellowships to qualified graduate students engaged in writing their doctoral dissertation in the field of Persian Studies.

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Education
  • Higher education
  • Human services
  • Science
  • University education
Population Groups
  • Academics

Financial Data

Year ended 2015-06-30

Assets: $10,892,463 (market value)

Expenditures: $526,552

Total giving: $252,000

Qualifying distributions: $463,539