The Chaldean Community Foundation, the not-for-profit arm of the Chaldean American Chamber of Commerce, is dedicated to advancing the needs of the Chaldean American community and the communities in which they live and work through education, charitable giving and advocacy.
- A partnership with the Chaldean American Association of Health Professionals (CAAHP) for Project Bismutha, which provides access to a care network and donated medical services provided at the offices of the individual participating physicians of CAAHP.
- Waad Murad Advocacy Fund, which supplies reward money for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the assailant(s) of violent crime perpetuated against businesspeople.
- Refugee Mental Health Services, which provides much-needed mental health services to Iraqi refugees and is open to anyone who is experiencing difficulties adjusting to personal life challenges such as loss of home, divorce and other stressors.
- Refugee Acculturation and Sustainability Training, which has a goal of helping refugees of the Iraq War and subsequent religious persecution to assimilate and become less dependent on federal and state subsidies and services.
The Foundation has supported and been a part of several initiatives, including workplace development, economic development, refugee assistance, cultural competency training and charitable giving. The Foundation hosts two major events each year: the Chaldean Community Golf Outing and the Chaldean Festival.
The Foundation offers Cultural Competency Training to businesses and organizations such as corporate, educational and law enforcement organizations that wish to learn more about the Chaldean American community in Southeast Michigan. Attendees receive a brief presentation on the history of Chaldeans and learn about their faith, culture, language, ways the community has assimilated in the United States and their impact on the region. The informal presentation includes plenty of time for a question-and-answer session and discussion.
To schedule a Cultural Competency Training program for your business or organization, please contact the Foundation at (248) 996-8340 or firstname.lastname@example.org.