About us

Mission Statement

The Iranian Cultural Foundation-Houston (ICF-H) is a non-profit, non-political organization with no religious affiliation that fosters the educational, social, and charitable interests of the Iranian-American community. It promotes the appreciation of Persian culture and nurtures a deeper understanding between the Iranian and American communities.

Why ICF?

Why is it necessary for our Iranian-American community to have a cultural foundation in a city like Houston? After all, there are other organizations in this town that happen to be very successful in their pursuits. Aren’t those enough?

A heart-to-heart talk with Iranian-Americans in Houston By Masood Jameossaniae


Our goal is to create an Iranian-American center in Houston that is open to everyone who shares its mission regardless of ethnicity, race, gender, or religion. Our vision is to create a forum where we can:

  • Educate the youth about our language and culture
  • Provide social and charitable services to our community
  • Host forums & conferences
  • Hold lecture series, concerts, and plays
  • Celebrate Iranian holidays
  • Showcase our culture and history
  • Provide office space for other Iranian-American organizations

In short, our goal is to create a home for our community where various educational, cultural, and social programs are offered under one roof.


Iranian Cultural Foundation-Houston has been actively providing variety of services to Houston’s Iranian-American community in the following areas:

  • Annual Iranian New Year Festival (Nowruz Festival)
  • Cultural/Historical Movie Screenings
  • Rumi/Ferdowsi Lectures
  • Persian Calligraphy Classes
  • Rumi/Hafez/Ferdowsi Classes
  • Persian Language Classes for Children
  • Persian Language Classes for Adults
  • Painting/Dance/Acting Classes for Children
  • Monthly Senior Citizen Gatherings
Website Credits

Majid Roohafza Persian Calligraphy
Setareh Soltani ICF Logo
Networtech Website Development & Maintenance