The Tiyya Foundation

The Tiyya Foundation provides community support for families of refugees, asylees and low-income immigrants. We hope to create a community that fosters the development of self-sufficiency.

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  • CONNECT ·2023 Grants Challenge

    Sounds from Afar: Using Global Music to Educate and Empower on Global Affairs and Refugee Issues

    We've found that food and music have the remarkable ability to transcend barriers, bringing people together and creating a sense of unity, serving as powerful tools for discussing difficult topics like displacement and the refugee crisis. With the success of our culinary program, Michelin Bib Gourmand awarded Flavors from Afar, we're thrilled to introduce a new initiative to Los Angeles called 'Sounds from Afar,' an immersive listening experience and vinyl music bar.

  • CONNECT ·2022 Grants Challenge

    Empowering Refugees and Displaced Communities Starting Anew

    Founded by refugees and women of color, for the places we live and the communities we serve. The Tiyya Foundation exists to provide economic and educational opportunities for families of refugees, immigrants, and indigenous communities. Through our work, we create a community that cultivates the fruits of self-sufficiency, ultimately helping our program participants overcome obstacles to actively participate in society. Our goal is to continue to provide sustainable support that benefits refugees long after initial government support ends.

  • CREATE ·2019 Grants Challenge
    🎉 Finalist

    Flavors from Afar

    Born from the success of Tiyya is our newest endeavor, Flavors from Afar, a modern catering service providing social impact in the Greater Los Angeles Region. We invite members Angelenos to experience the tastes of cultures ranging from the Mediterranean to the horn of Africa at our gatherings or delivered to their home & office. Focused on international-inspired food, Flavors from Afar specializes in fresh ingredients prepared by artisan chefs who happen to be former refugees & asylum seekers.