Donor Advised Funds

The Chaldean Community Foundation also administers the following programs, which are funded entirely through community donations.


Giving Hearts is a philanthropic Chaldean women’s collaboration in memory of the late Vivian Esshaki Shouneyia who lost her battle with breast cancer.

Giving Hearts is a legacy project committed to alleviating the financial duress related to medical care expenses and its associated burdens.

Gifts are intended to provide limited financial assistance and aid to Chaldean women under medical or health financial crisis.


The John Loussia Cancer Foundation provides financial assistance to those impacted by the high cost of medical expenses. Additionally, the funds are used to educate the community about the importance of prostate cancer screening and men’s health.


The Waad Murad Memorial Advocacy fund supplies a minimum of $10,000 reward money for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the assailant(s) of violent crimes committed against businesspeople in their workplace. In the event of a violent crime, the group mobilizes to publicize the reward and details of the crime, keeping the event current and helping to generate leads for law enforcement. The Advocacy Fund is named in memory of Waad Murad, a founding member of the Chaldean American Chamber of Commerce. Murad was murdered at his business, Metro Car Company, in Detroit on March 17, 2005. In Metro Detroit, more than 100 Chaldean Americans have been killed at their place of business. Since the fund’s inception, the Chaldean Community Foundation has posted more than $100,000 in reward money, which helped solve several fatal robberies.

If you would like to donate to a fund, please visit our GIVE page.

To learn more about these programs, please visit the Chaldean Community Foundation. Must meet eligibility requirements.




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