The Iraq Foundation works for democracy and human rights in Iraq and for improving the lives of Iraqis.
Our efforts are directed to achieving the following goals:
- Fostering the development of institutions of civil society in Iraq through training and education and empowerment programs;
- Working with Iraqi communities and international organizations to develop strategies for Iraq’s transition to a pluralist democracy;
- Working with Iraqi civil society organizations to promote human rights education and protections; and
- Promoting the equal participation of Iraqi women and minorities in the public and private sectors of Iraq.
The Iraq Foundation is a non-profit, 501(C)3 corporation, working for democracy and human rights in Iraq, and for a better international understanding of Iraq's potential as a contributor to political stability and economic progress in the Middle East.
The Foundation was established in 1991 by Iraqi expatriates with the purpose of working with Iraqis and non-Iraqis in promoting its vision. The Foundation is non-partisan, non-sectarian and non-ethnic, and is not affiliated with any other organization or political party.
All contributions to the Iraq Foundation are tax-deductible in the US.
With its educated population and oil reserves, Iraq commands considerable human and natural resources and enjoys a tradition of intellectual and economic prominence in the Middle East. A peaceful Iraq can serve as a stabilizing force and as a catalyst for security and economic prosperity in the region. However, Iraq will only live in peace within its borders and with its neighbors once democracy and accountable government are established. The Iraqi people will only flourish when their civil and human rights are respected.