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Over a Decade of Impact

MOZAIK Philanthropy (formerly the Neda Nobari Foundation) launched in 2007 on a quest to find meaning in Philanthropy – a $400-billion-a-year industry with a questionable track record of success. What started as a small family foundation quickly grew in influence to support a diverse array of initiatives across the spectrum of social and environmental justice. As a foundation, we have never been afraid to transform, to reflect on our work and ultimately evolve while embracing new missions and models of giving. Today, our work takes us to the margins of traditional grantmaking in an attempt to transform the very culture of philanthropy itself. 

12 Years of Giving

500 + Grantees

$12M + in Philanthropy

1 Full-Time Staff

2012
Mar 29

Bidder 70 Launches

Cleveland International Film Festival Premiere
Bidder 70 centers on an extraordinary, ingenious and effective act of civil disobedience demanding government and industry accountability in the name of climate justice. Winner of Best American Film at Traverse City Film Festival and the United Nations Film Festival.

Jan 23

The Invisible War Launches

Sundance Film Festival Premiere 

The Invisible War is a groundbreaking investigative documentary about one of America’s most shameful and best kept secrets: the epidemic of rape within the U.S. military. The film was a nominee for the 2013 Academy Awards, and resulted in the Congressional establishment of the Special Victims Unit.

2009
Nov 09

Guardian Scholars Scholarship Launches

San Francisco State University’s Guardian Scholars Program (GSP) is a comprehensive program of the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), in collaboration with the School of Social Work which serves former foster care youth who are pursuing their undergraduate degrees.

Jan 07

Learning Works Launches

Homeboy Industries’ Learning Works program aims to provide a personalized, rigorous academic program and relevant life skills to disengaged youth who have dropped out of school due to gang-related activity or incarceration. 

2007
Feb 01

Legal Status Obtained

Neda Nobari Foundation is formally registered as a nonprofit in the United States, supporting community cohesion initiatives across the Northeast.

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