Development and Relief Foundation
Founded in 2004, Development and Relief Foundation is a human services nonprofit focused on fund raising & fund distribution. It is a relatively small organization, with $2.1m in revenue and 5 employees. Development and Relief Foundation is headquartered in Fresno, CA and its president is Seyed Ali Ghazvini as of December, 2019.
DRF PROVIDES FUNDING FOR THE HOSPITAL IN KARBAL. THE KARBALA HOSPITAL (IHH) HAS STARTED PROVIDING HEALTHCARE SERVICES AS OF MAY 23, 2017. In March 2018, IHH started its second stage of providing in-patient services such as emergency room situations, CCU, Obstetrics/gynecology surgeries, angio-catheterization labs, GI departments including endo-colonoscopy units, coronary care units, radiology departments, diagnostics labs, ophthalmology departments and pediatrics departments. During 2018, IHH has treated an average of 400 patients per day. The next stage will be to provide cardiovascular surgeries, starting IN the second half of 2019. THE HOSPITAL WILL REACH THE FULL CAPACITY OF COMPLETION IN THREE STAGES. UPON COMPLETION, KARBALA HOSPITAL WILL BE ABLE TO MEDICALLY SERVE A POPULATION OF 3 MILLION AT AN AFFORDABLE COST AND CREATE BETWEEN 600 TO 900 JOBS.
DRF PROVIDES FUNDING FOR OVER 6500 ORPHANS AND THEIR FOSTER FAMILIES. SUPPORT INCLUDES FINANCIAL AID, CLOTHING, FOOD, AND IN KIND ITEMS. DRF PROVIDES THE FUNDING FOR grants GIVEN to Orphan schools such as Alsadiq Elementary school, orphan preschool AND Al-Salihat Academy.
DRF provides FUNDING FOR low-income studentS TO HAVE ACCESS TO educational loans which are not commonly provided by Iraqi higher learning institutions. Orphans and low-income students graduate from Al-Salihat Academy with outstanding grades and GET accepted to competitive majors such as pharmacy, dentistry, medicine and engineering. DRF PROVIDED FUNDING TO COMPLETE THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE ORPHAN PRESCHOOL, AND ALSO, TO SUPPORT OPERATING THE JUNIOR AND SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL KNOWN AS AL-SALIHAT ACADEMY. EDUCATION AT AL-SALIHAT STARTED NOVEMBER 2014. MORE THAN 200 JUNIOR AND SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WERE EDUCATED LAST YEAR. MANY HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES WERE ACCEPTED AT PHARMACY, DENTISTRY, AND ENGINEERING SCHOOLS.