• Francesco Safavi walking through the refugee boat ‘cemetery’ on Lampedusa Island, Italy

Our Mission

To Improve lives and engage future leaders to address society’s challenges.

Our Approach

We provide resources and financial support to organizations and individuals that help achieve our mission.

The Safavi Philanthropic Initiative's gifts support the efforts of these remarkable organizations and promote their inspiring stories.

We do not accept any donations or charitable contributions.

  • Madeline Safavi meeting with UNHCR staff at the Lampedusa Refugee Centre, Italy

The Board

Francesco Reza Safavi

Founder & Chairman

Imelda Sasmito Safavi

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Madeline D. Safavi

Board Member & Advisor
Olivia Safavi

Olivia B. Safavi

Board Member & Advisor

Please make any contributions directly to the Partner / Beneficiary organizations.

San Francisco Rock Project

“There is more to us than we know. If we can be made to see it, perhaps for the rest of our lives we will be unwilling to settle for less.”

Kurt Hahn German Educator and Philosopher

“ I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.”

Maya Angelou American Poet, Singer, Memoirist, and Civil Rights Activist