Welcome to Oromia Foundation

Oromia was established in 2016 as a not for profit organization to assist newly arriving Oromo immigrants to the US to soft land, integrate and become proud and productive US residents. With the 2018 change of government in Ethiopia and the unprecedented opportunity it presented for possible emergence of competitive and/or democratic development and governance system there, Oromia foundation expanded its mandate to respond to Oromia’s emerging priority development challenges.


Oromia Foundation Board of Directors Meeting, August 27, 2022.

The Oromia Foundation held its belated 2nd Board of Directors Meeting on August 27, 2022. The long overdue meeting took place following multiple postponements and cancellations due to unavoidable internal and external factors. Accordingly, the Board began its official business with renewal of its expired terms of volunteer service.

The Directors subsequently reviewed the Foundation’s program financial performance for previous years and reviewed and approved 2023 Workplans and Budget.

Mr. Melese Dadi, the Foundation’s founding Executive Director earlier submitted his resignation letter from all responsibilities with the Foundation effective the date the letter was submitted. The Board carefully reviewed and granted the request, with heartfelt thanks for incorporating the foundation, selfless service, commitment, and exemplary leadership.

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