Community Support

Taslimi Foundation sponsors community programs in Los Angeles that support senior citizens, children with special needs, homeless families and youth, and those in need of food assistance, or recovering from an illness. The foundation also supports local art centers, museums, and cultural programs.  Some of the programs we support include:

The Global Institute for Health and Human Rights at the University at Albany, SUNY, seeks, among other initiatives, to train and support at-risk students, including those who have been banned from receiving an education, both on campus and online. In addition to supporting the IHHR directly, the Foundation hosted a fundraising event for the organization in 2013, which help raise additional support and funds for the new Institute.

Extera Public Schools are tuition-free charter schools serving the urban communities of Boyle Heights and East Los Angeles. Extera schools engage their students, grades K through 5, in a hands-on approach to learning, offer more quality instruction with an extended day per week and four additional weeks of school per year, and provide healthy breakfast and lunch to all their students.

The Ocean Park Community Center provides assistance to low-income and homeless families, youth, and adults, including battered women and those who live with mental illness. We have helped improve the lives of those who use OPCC, by matching employee donations to the organization during the holidays, and by leading the renovation and construction of its dormitories and offices.

Westside Food Bank is a non-profit corporation providing food to local agencies on the Westside of Los Angeles County. Their support enables low-income people to stay in their homes when they cannot afford to pay for both rent and food. Through acquiring and delivering food, WFB enables its 70 member agencies to devote more of their resources to helping clients achieve economic independence.

The Boys & Girls Club provides a safe space for teens to socialize and participate in group activities after school, and seeks to provide a positive influence for adolescents as they grew. One of the ways we have supported the Boys & Girls Club is through the pro bono design and construction of a new kitchen for their Malibu Teen Center.

AIDS Walk LA raises money to AIDS Project Los Angeles, and more than 20 other AIDS service organizations throughout Los Angeles County, who work to improve the lives of people affected by HIV, reduce HIV infection, and advocate for effective HIV-related public policy.

Step Up on Second is a nonprofit organization that makes recovery possible for individuals affected by severe and persistent mental illness and chronic homelessness.  Step Up provides psychosocial rehabilitation, supportive permanent housing, and compassionate social and learning environments that help empower individuals to live with dignity and hope.

BFAS is an animal welfare society that helped pioneer the no-kill movement at a time when more than 17 million homeless pets were dying in shelters each year.  We have supported BFAS by direct donations and supporting the construction of their veterinary center in Utah.

PAF is a nonprofit organization that provides food to people with life-threatening illness. We have supported volunteers who cook and deliver more than 10,000 free meals every week to those in need. We have also contributed to improvements to their facilities.

Led by BFAS, No-Kill Los Angeles (NKLA) is a coalition of animal rescue organizations, city shelters, and individuals that promote ending the killing of healthy and treatable pets in L.A. shelters. We further stand for the protection of animals by providing ongoing financial support to NKLA.

ALA believes that all seniors deserve community support and real options to live independent and productive lives, regardless of race, sexual orientation, ethnicity, socio-economic background, or health status.  ALA helps low-income seniors find affordable housing through shared living residences, private apartments, and permanent supportive housing to formerly homeless seniors diagnosed with mental illness.

The Los Angeles County Police Canine Association promotes the educational advancement, welfare, and safety of Canine teams in law enforcement.

The Keep Children in School Foundation provides education scholarships to children in Tehran, Iran, who are otherwise unable to afford their school attendance. Employees volunteer with this organization and the Foundation itself supports one child each year.