About Us


Amin Arasteh Foundation is a nonreligious, nonpolitical, and non-governmental 501(c)(3) charity organization, that was incorporated on September 24, 2010 as a California nonprofit public benefit corporation. The primary purpose of the Foundation is to provide merit based financial assistance to underprivileged students by providing scholarships and research grants to qualifying students of Iranian descent.

With the help of our generous donor contributions, Amin Arasteh Foundation has already provided support to numerous students with a breadth of interests.

Each year thousands of deserving students fail to pursue their dreams of higher education simply because they cannot afford it.  At Amin Arasteh Foundation we believe that access to higher education is a fundamental driver to personal fulfillment; but our aim is to reach beyond individuals, as it is our belief that these individuals enrich our society and therefore the world. 

Our Mission

To make a difference in the world and give talented students the opportunity to pursue their dreams and to increase access to higher education.

Our Vision

To assist talented and hardworking students who are financially underprivileged and make it possible for them to achieve their educational dreams and therefore make a positive contribution  to their communities.