The Zeitoun Foundation was created in 2009 to aid in the rebuilding of and ongoing health of the city of New Orleans, and to help ensure the human rights of all Americans. Beginning in the fall of 2009, the Zeitoun Foundation will begin to distribute funds garnered from the sale of Zeitoun, a book written by Dave Eggers about the life of Abdulrahman and Kathy Zeitoun and their trials and tribulations after Hurricane Katrina.
We are profoundly saddened by the recent events involving Kathy and Abdulrahman Zeitoun.
The Zeitoun Foundation is pleased to announce that its sixth round of grants has been issued!
This past week, The Zeitoun Foundation distributed $50,000 in grants.
The Zeitoun Foundation is incredibly honored to announce that Zeitoun has been awarded the Dayton Literary Peace Prize.
We are thrilled to announce that Zeitoun has been awarded the American Book Award.
This week, The Zeitoun Foundation sent out $100,000 in grants.
The Zeitoun Foundation is honored to announce that Zeitoun has been chosen to receive the Robert F. Kennedy “Distinguished Honor.”
Zeitoun wins LA Times book award in the Current Interest category!
Zeitoun wins Northern California Book Award!
The Zeitoun Foundation has sent out its third round of grants. We are so thrilled to be supporting such amazing New Orleans organizations!
Zeitoun has been nominated as a 2009 LA Times book prize finalist.
On May 1st, Dave Eggers will be awarded the Muslim Public Affair Council’s Media Award for Zeitoun.
The Zeitoun Foundation congratulates Abdulrahman on his being awarded the Kahlil Gibran “Spirit of Humanity” Award.
Because of the generosity of director Jonathan Demme as well as many, many incredible readers, The Zeitoun Foundation has already distributed its second round of grants.
Director Jonathan Demme is teaming up with Dave Eggers and the Zeitoun Family to turn the book into an animated feature film.