Welcome to Assyrian Foundation of America

About Us

Why Join

Join the Assyrian Foundation of America and become a member of one of the most reputable Assyrian organizations in the World. Be part of AFA’s mission to help Assyrians in need suffering worldwide, support and promote education for Assyrian students and preserve the Assyrian history.

Our History


In the early 1960s there was a resurgence of social activity among the Assyrian communities of the San Francisco Bay Area, spurred by immigrating Assyrian families, mainly from Iran and Iraq.

This fusion of new arrivals resulted in the formation of the Assyrian Soccer team in 1963 and a half hour Assyrian radio program.But most importantly the Assyrian Foundation of America was established in 1964 by a few good men and women whose legacy would be to help needy Assyrians, help Assyrian students and schools, and preserve our culture and language.
Our Founders
Left to Right, front row, seated: Julius Shabbas, Violet Shabbas, Germaine Badal Conceicao (Connie) Badal, Phrydon Badal, Baba Moshoolov