Providing Financial Support to Those in Need

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

Project Bismutha

The Chaldean Community Foundation in affiliation with the Chaldean American Association for Health Professionals (CAAHP) provides free and low-cost medical services for uninsured Iraqi Christians through Project Bismutha. CAAHP’s compassionate-care of volunteer healthcare networks offers medical services with access to affordable prescription medication. Laboratory work is provided by St. John Providence Health System. (Funded entirely through community donations).

Michael J. George Chaldean Loan Fund (CLF)

The Michael J. George Chaldean Loan Fund is designed to provide low-interest loans to community members for the purpose of purchasing used vehicles. Loan amounts are up to $10,000.

Scholarship Opportunities

Academic Scholarship Program provides financial aid assistance for students, learners and vocational disciplines to help meet the escalating costs of higher education.
  1. W3R Consulting awards scholarships to Chaldean undergraduate students in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. This program will assist Chaldean students, who are residents and attending Michigan colleges and universities.
  2. Yvonne E. Nona Women’s Scholarship Fund was established in memory of the late Ms. Yvonne E. Nona. The scholarship will be awarded to women of Chaldean decent in pursuit of higher-level learning at a university/college or vocational skill trade school.
Stay tuned for more information about upcoming scholarships.  
Giving Hearts

Giving Hearts

Giving Hearts is a philanthropic Chaldean women’s collaboration in memorial of the late Vivian Esshaki Shouneyia who lost her battle with breast cancer. Giving Hearts for Vivian is a legacy project committed to alleviating the financial duress related to medical care expenses and its associated burdens of Chaldean women in our community. Gifts are intended to provide limited financial assistance and aid to Chaldean women under medical or health financial crisis. Vivian’s legacy remains her generosity and benevolence supporting the family and community of women. In hardship she always maintained, “There are blessings all around us!”  

John Loussia Cancer Foundation

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.

Waad Murad Advocacy Fund

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 business people in their workplace. In the event of a violent crime, the group mobilizes immediately to publicize the reward and details of the crime, keeping the event fresh in the news and helping to generate leads for the police to pursue. 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 $60,000 in reward money, which helped solve three fatal robberies and bring the perpetrators to justice.