FEZANA Funds

The Federation of Zoroastrian Associations of North America (FEZANA) is a non-profit religious organization, registered in U.S.A., Tax ID 36-3521343. all donations to FEZANA are fully tax-deductible for U.S. federal tax purposes.

Why Donate ?

FEZANA is a well established and respected institution in North America, not only famous for it’s FEZANA Journal, it is also a helping hand for the Zoroastrian Community worldwide.  Individuals needing assistance with medical problems, or having difficult times; helping students through the FEZANA scholarship programs; promoting the Zoroastrian religion through religious education materials and programs; providing the structure for improving our community togetherness, only to name a few projects.  With your help FEZANA makes a difference throughout North America and the world.  Please consider making a contribution towards the various FEZANA Funds, FEZANA needs your continued support and donations.  May Ahura Mazda bless you.

Gev Nentin & Ratan Mistry
Co-Chairs – Funds & Finance Committee

Donation Strategies

Some legal strategies for leveraging your donations to maximize tax advantages, reduce estate taxes, and obtain maximum satisfaction out of giving to the FEZANA Funds are suggested below. In all cases, you should consult a competent tax attorney and accountant to ensure eligibility and prepare legal documents, if needed.

Designate FEZANA as a beneficiary in your office donation program.

Most large corporations will match your donation to your designated charity. Many organizations such as Blue Cross and Combined Appeal will allow you to designate FEZANA as your choice for the charity.

Donate appreciated assets like stocks, securities and real estate

The entire value of the asset on the date of the donation is tax-deductible. Furthermore, the donated asset will be removed from the donor’s estate for Federal estate tax purposes.

Donate a life insurance policy to FEZANA.

Leverage your donation by buying a life insurance policy with FEZANA as a beneficiary; or include FEZANA as a co-beneficiary to reduce estate taxes for your heirs.

Charitable Trusts.

Trusts can provide an income stream during the donor’s lifetime while also providing benefits for heirs and minimizing transfer and inheritance taxes. Consult an attorney for forming a Charitable Remainder or Lead Trust, depending on your particular financial needs and estate situation.

Principal Benifits of Donating to FEZANA

  • Donor can witness FEZANA’s use of donation during his/her lifetime.
  • Current income tax deduction based on fair market value of donation.
  • Asset will be removed from donor’s estate for federal tax purposes.

You can send your donations to:

FEZANA, 5250 South Jackson Street, Hinsdale, IL 60521, USA.

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You can donate ONLINE using our secure server

List of Funds

  • FEZANA General Fund: for operation of FEZANA and its committees.
  • FEZANA Welfare Fund: to provide assistance to needy individuals and Zarathushti institutions worldwide.
  • FEZANA Critical Assistance Fund: to provide assistance to individuals, families and organizations facing temporary difficulties due to medical emergencies, natural disasters, violence, or legal issues.
  • FEZANA Academic Education Scholarship Fund: for providing academic scholarships and loans for higher education of Zarathushtis.
  • FEZANA Religious Education Fund: to promote religious education, publish religious literature, and arrange religious seminars and lectures.
  • FEZANA Properties Fund: for purchase of real estate, establishment of old-age homes, meeting and training facilities, temples, seminaries, and related investments.
  • FEZANA Journal Fund: to make it possible for FEZANA to send the FEZANA Journal to libraries and religious institutions in North America and to Zarathushtis who cannot afford the subscription costs.
  • FEZANA Creative & Performing Arts Scholarship Fund: for providing scholarships and loans for higher education of Zarathushtis in the fields of Creative and Performing Arts, Drama, Music, Painting, Writing, etc.

Donations of over $25,000 into any of the FEZANA Funds will qualify for an endowment named after the donor or a loved one. Only the income from an endowment fund will be utilized for the designated purpose.

At present, FEZANA has four Endowment Funds:

  1. Meharaban and Morvarid Kheradi Endowment Fund
    for Post Secondary Academic Education Scholarships
  2. Hormazdiar F. Damkevala Endowment Fund
    for Critical Assistance to Zarathushtis.
  3. Bhathena Endowmwent Fund
    for welfare.
  4. Pheroze Dorabji Tamboli Endowment Fund
    for welfare.

For further information about donations to FEZANA, contact:

FEZANA Treasurer at treasurer@fezana.org

FEZANA represents a diverse and growing Zarathushti community in North America.

Guided by the blessings of AHURA MAZDA and the teachings of our Prophet Zarathushtra; the association was founded in 1987 It serves as the coordinating body for 27 Zoroastrian Associations in the United States and Canada.

The activities of FEZANA are conducted in a spirit of mutual respect, co-operation and unity amongst all Member associations, and with due regard for the principles of GOODNESS, TRUTH, REASON, BENEVOLENCE, IMPLICIT TRUST and CHARITY towards all Mankind.

:+: Baname Khoda Kshnothro Ahura Mazda