The Chaldean Community Foundation, launched in 2006 as the charitable arm of the Chaldean American Chamber of Commerce and a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization 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.
Among its missions is to provide Iraqi Christian refugees and low-income immigrants with necessary medical, psychological and social services to assist with American acculturation.
Key initiatives of the Chaldean Community Foundation include:
- Refugee Acculturation Sustainability and Training (RAST)—helps refugees of the Iraq War and subsequent religious persecution to acculturate and become less dependent on federal and state subsidies and services.
- Project Bismutha—provides free or reduced cost healthcare to Iraqi Christian and Chaldean refugees without medical insurance though the Chaldean American Association of Health Professionals (CAAHP).
- Mental Health Initiative—supplies much-needed mental health services to Iraqi refugees and others in Southeast Michigan.
- Chaldean Loan Fund—provides low-interest loans to help refugees purchase a car.
- Waad Murad Advocacy Fund – offers a cash reward up to $10,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the assailant(s) of violent crimes perpetuated against businesspeople.
- Breaking Barriers—provides assistance and advocacy to the disabled.