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Semnani Family Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-02-04

At A Glance

Semnani Family Foundation

(formerly Semnani Foundation)

P.O. Box 11623

Salt Lake City, UT United States 84147-0623

Telephone: (801) 321-7725


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2013-12-31)

Assets: $69,693,195

Total giving: $3,144,422





Additional Contact Information

E-mail for foundation program inquiries:


Established in 1991 in UT

Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily for promoting health, education, and disaster relief for marginal communities in the United States and around the world. Given the importance of religion to the life of many immigrant communities and refugees, the foundation has worked closely with religious communities and leaders to promote interfaith dialogue, understanding and integration. It has helped immigrant and refugee communities build houses of worship, extend and expand social services, and fight prejudice. The foundation's program interests include: social issues, health, children, women, disaster relief, Iranian-American issues, religious tolerance and interfaith dialogue, and advancing health, education and welfare of the people of UT.

Fields of Interest

  • Cultural awareness
  • Disasters
  • Diseases and conditions
  • Education
  • Foundations
  • Health care clinics
  • Higher education
  • Human services
  • Interfaith
  • International development
  • International relations
  • Islam
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Students
  • Associations
  • Foundations
  • Public charities

Financial Data

Year ended 2013-12-31

Assets: $69,693,195 (market value)

Gifts received: $5,963,744

Expenditures: $3,602,466

Total giving: $3,144,422

Qualifying distributions: $3,200,792

Giving activities include:

$3,144,422 for 58 grants (high: $2,300,000; low: $100)

$45,630 for foundation-administered programs