Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Promoting Cultural Understanding through Education & Communication
To best utilize the Institute's resources, its activities are focused on the area of cultural preservation, intercultural communication, and the implementation of cultural and educational activities.
As a cultural organization, the Institute does not provide assistance in the area of health and medical care.
As a cultural organization, the Institute will not participate in political or social justice causes including those related to minorities, refugees, and the under-privileged.
When partnering with other nonprofit organizations and private institutions, the relationship should include the sharing of organizational charts, articles of association, and financial statements.
The Institute shall engage in proactive philanthropy (in which the grantor takes a more responsible and involved role than that of merely providing funds to support programs and projects).
While the Institute does not intend to interfere with the internal policies of its partners, proactive philanthropy requires that accountability measures and success parameters be set at the outset of any project proposed to the Institute by prospective grantees, who must adhere to them.
The time frame for continuous relations with other organizations, such as schools and universities, is in conjunction with the duration of each project. In such cases where a combined Endowment and Current Use Funds are provided, since the former is intended to be used in perpetuity, the same duration would apply for accountability.
A formal agreement shall be drawn between the Institute and any partners to clearly specify plans, objectives, and policies prior to funding.
All applicants must agree to seek written approval from the Institute prior to using the name of the Institute and/or its founders, directors, officers, and administrators in any public announcements or published material.
Board of Directors
The Review Committees and the Professional Advisory Committees are formed from the Council of Experts, a larger group of professionals and scholars in the field of Persian Studies from all nationalities. Each Review Committee and Professional Advisory Committee would be identified based on their expertise, field of interest, and the subject matter of the application under review.