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Grant Applications are by invitation only in 2024

Due to the unprecedented crisis in Afghanistan, we will be focusing on emergency relief efforts and will work with organizations with whom we have existing relationships.  These organizations are working hard to address acute national needs such as healthcare for women and children and the severe food shortage and mass starvation that the country is facing.  With more than half the population facing starvation, we feel compelled, for the foreseeable future, to focus our efforts on these needs.  As a result, our general application period will NOT be open and we will solicit applications on an invitation-only basis as applicable.


Omid grants are made to support humanitarian projects in Afghanistan. Only 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, or those with fiscal funders who are designated as 501(c)(3) and that are working to provide the following in Afghanistan may apply:

  • Education and/or training

  • Economic opportunities

  • Healthcare for women and children


The foundation does not fund individuals, individual trips or tours, conferences or events, or projects that benefit political, religious, or military organizations.

The foundation does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, physical circumstances or national origin.  Grant applicants must hold similar standards.  Grant applications from organizations known to have discriminatory policies will not be considered.


Nonprofits may apply for an Omid Grant by printing out the application and submitting it to the address below or by completing the online form in the drop down menu.

The Khaled Hosseini Foundation 
Attn.: Omid Grant 
5655 Silver Creek Valley Road, #203
San Jose, CA 95138


Grant applications are reviewed on an annual basis.  The submission period is from April 1st through April 30th.


The deadline for submitted grant applications is April 30th. 


Any grant applications received after April 30th will be reviewed in the next annual grant review cycle.

Our foundation is purposefully lean to allow us to allocate as much of our resources as possible to our grantees.  Our average review process for grants is 6 to 8 months.

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