THE SORAYA

The Younes and Soraya NAZARIAN Center for the Performing Arts

The Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts is an award-winning performing arts center, which has become a significant regional cultural institution since it opened. The gift to support the Center is the one of the largest in the history of the California State University and the system’s largest single gift to support the arts. 

“Through this gift, we found the perfect opportunity to impact the entire region by supporting two of our family’s most treasured values — education and the arts.” – Younes Nazarian

“CSUN’s commitment to making the arts accessible, its inclusive approach to artistic programming, the university’s deep diversity and its vital place in the community all contributed to our family’s decision to make this investment.”
Soraya Nazarian.

For more information, please visit: thesoraya.org

SELECTED MAJOR PROJECTS – USA

THE SORAYA

The Younes and Soraya Center for the Performing Arts
California State University, Northridge (CSUN)
Northridge, United States

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
LOS ANGELES

The Younes & Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Los Angeles, United States

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

The Nazarian Pavillion and the Younes & Soraya Nazarian Distinguished Annual Lecture on Israel 
University of Southern California (USC)
Los Angeles, California, United States

 

RAND CORPORATION

Israel Program at the Center for Middle East Public Policy
Los Angeles, California, United States

HAMMER MUSEUM

Younes & Soraya Nazarian Lobby
University of California
Los Angeles, United States

LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC

Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California, United States

 

The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles
The Y&S Nazarian Iranian Young Leadership Initiative
Los Angeles, California, United States

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The Cayton Children’s Museum

Los Angeles, California, United States

 

SELECTED MAJOR PROJECTS – ISRAEL

SAPIR COLLEGE

Younes & Soraya Nazarian Academic Library of the Ima Foundation
Gevim, Sha’ar HaNegev, Israel

BEZALEL ACADEMY OF ART AND DESIGN

The Younes and Soraya Nazarian Library and Digital Archive
Jerusalem City Center, Israel

UNIVERSITY OF HAIFA

The Younes & Soraya Nazarian Library
Mt. Carmel, Haifa, Israel

 

THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM

The Younes and Soraya Nazarian Pre-Academic Library of the Ima Foundation
Mt. Scopus, Jerusalem, Israel

NATIONAL LIBRARY OF ISRAEL

Younes and Soraya Nazarian Visitor Center
Givat Ram, Jerusalem, Israel

THE JERUSALEM ACADEMY OF MUSIC AND DANCE

Younes & Soraya Nazarian Building and The Navon Performance Hall, High School and Conservatory
Givat Ram, Jerusalem, Israel

 

MSR, THE ISRAEL CENTER FOR MEDICAL SIMULATION

MSR | Mayo Clinic Simulation-Based Medical Education collaboration
Tel Hashomer, Ramat Gan, Israel

FRIENDS OF THE ISRAEL DEFENSE FORCES

The Younes and Soraya Nazarian Building
Ir Habaadim, Negev, Israel

 

FOR GRANTSEEKERS

The Y&S Nazarian Family Foundation conducts its grantmaking activities with the highest level of due diligence to advance its mission.

Please understand that the Foundation has finite resources for infinite needs in its funding priorities throughout Southern California and Israel. Toward this end, the Foundation accepts proposals by invitation only at this time.

Our grantmaking activities are guided by a proactive strategy on the part of its trustees, Board of Directors, and Junior Board of Advisors.

We thank you for your interest in the Foundation and wish you all the best in your current and future endeavors.