Bamdad Foundation

Bridging the cultures and traditions from around the world.

Sacramento, CA   |
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Bamdad Foundation

EIN: 92-2497402


Engage new audiences and to serve as a bridge between cultures and traditions from around the world through the study and dissemination of art, without restriction as to genre or medium, as well as the promotion, production and preservation of human creative expression, encompassing the language, visual, folkloric, media, and performing arts.

Ruling year info


Principal Officer

Behnam Esfahbod

Main address

2108 N St Ste N

Sacramento, CA 95816 USA

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Subject area info

Arts and culture

Population served info

Ethnic and racial groups


Artists and performers

NTEE code info

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Tax forms

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Talent & Content (T&C)

The Talent & Content program provides a source of information, support, and guidance for creative writers at all stages of their careers, with focus on cross-cultural communications and translations, and publishes selected content from them. The program also includes workshops, classes and mentoring opportunities, as well as setting up awards to sponsor established and emerging talent.

Population(s) Served

The Research & Platform program enables academic and technological research in arts and culture, via direct sponsoring of research projects as well as building platforms for crowdsourced projects. Additionally, the program works on building platforms for archival, preservation, exhibition and publication of cultural artifacts and works of art.

Population(s) Served

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Our results

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Context Notes

Bamdad Foundation holds competitions for literary, visual and performing arts.


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Financial data

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Bamdad Foundation

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: 2023

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Contributions, Grants, Gifts $190
Program Services $0
Membership Dues $0
Special Events $0
Other Revenue $0
Total Revenue $190
Program Services $0
Administration $0
Fundraising $0
Payments to Affiliates $0
Other Expenses $0
Total Expenses $190

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: 2023

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Total Assets $0
Total Liabilities $0
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Net Assets $0


The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Principal Officer

Behnam Esfahbod

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Bamdad Foundation

Board of directors
as of 01/22/2024
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Board chair

Mohsen Emadi

Robert Sepanian

Sholeh Wolpé

David Shook

Armita Raafat

Edgar Krauss

Sara Dehkordi

Sylvie Debs

Behnam Esfahbod