About Us


We are a community service organization who work for the common good thru education, collaboration and inter-personal dialogue.

We strive to be a platform who inspires individuals to create a culture of coexistence within universal, high humanist values.

Whether you are brand new to the inter-personal dialogue or you’ve been known as people person; we want to say welcome! Our goal at Sema Foundation is to create environments and experiences where you can encounter God in the midst of your life. When you come to Sema Community Center our aim is that you would be inspired by the hospitality, encouraged by the message, welcomed by our amazing community of people & be reminded that God’s Love is here!

Our Mission

Our mission is to promote peace, harmony, and understanding among diverse communities through education, cultural exchange, and interfaith dialogue.


We, as people of Sema Community, will personify trustworthiness, hope and assurance with our integrity and smiley faces; we will cherish each and every inter-personal relationship and value them by building nourishing, sustainable relationships and we will welcome anyone without discrimination and provide a judge free zone whomever walk thru the doors of our hearts.

Our Mission

Living in a world of mutual understanding, and a sense of compassionate coexistence among individuals and communities of varying backgrounds, cultures, and beliefs.


We are a non-profit organization who offers its services under four areas; charity, education, outreach, and culture. It is our promise as Sema Foundation to strive to provide innovative and effective programs that will have a significant and lasting impact in our richlydiverse society.

Our Values

We hold these values high and noble.


We perform with excellence in word and deeds at all times.


We listen and respond to the needs of the community.


We initiate catalytic leadership for community building to effect positive change.


We act with integrity that inspires the highest trust.


We make a positive difference and have a measurable impact.


We are relevant and impactful through the spirit of volunteerism.


We are accessible to all interested in participating in or examining our involvement in impacting the community.


We are committed to a group process to reach common goals that cannot be reached through the efforts of individuals or organizations acting alone.


We are committed to transform our excitement about difference making into modernized approach to provide the best service.

Diversity & Inclusion

Sema Foundation values diversity in its employees and volunteers as a resource, which adds to our ability to understand and to respond to our total community. This respect for differences is reflected in our responsiveness to our fellow co-workers, volunteers and to the people we serve.

We therefore:


equal employment opportunities to all people without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.


equal opportunity and equal consideration to all applicants and employees.

Are committed to

understanding the political, economic, social and cultural context of our work activities.


in ways that respect the dignity, uniqueness, and intrinsic worth of every person- the community, the donors, our own staff and families, boards and volunteers.

Declaration Pledge

Humanity 101

We are a proud partner of Project Humanities and we did proudly sign the Humanity 101 Declaration pledge On behalf our organization
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Our History

Sema Foundation has a long history of being a community of people who love the creation, their city and desire to be a center that is relevant with an outward focus where all are welcomed. Since the days of welcoming people at our homes for dinners, we've come a long way...
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Why The Name Sema

For those who are curious about why we picked the name SEMA for our organization.
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Our Partners

Sema Foundation works with various nonprofits and other organizations to address challenges on a worldwide scale. Our partners contribute with their ideas, volunteer power, exchanging experience and much more in order to build stronger communities.

City of Chandler

Chandler works to promote an inclusive community that values its rich diversity, history, and culture through work with the Chandler Human Relations Commission (HRC).

City of Tempe

Diversity is a core value for the City of Tempe.  It’s part of the city charter. We might have moved to Chandler but we are still in deeply connected with the city.


Tucson Meet Yourself is a folklife festival. What a blessed way to represent and present our cultural enrichment for so many amazing years.

ASU Project Humanities

The award-winning Arizona State University initiative, Project Humanities


Empowering tens of thousands of individuals each year through its extensive network of over 100 chapters, affiliates, and partners, We are proud partner of OCA.


Tempe Community Action Agency improves the quality of life for the people we serve by helping them to alleviate a crisis and transition to greater economic independence.

Embrace Relief

Embrace Relief is a 501 (c) (3) is there to deliver humanitarian aid and disaster relief to vulnerable communities around the world.

Helping Hands

HHRD is a pioneer relief and development organization responding to human sufferings around the world.

ICNA Relief

ICNA Relief USA seeks to alleviate human suffering by providing caring and compassionate service to victims of adversities and survivors of disasters.


We both have a shared commitment to strengthening faith communities.


Tempe Interfaith Fellowship is a group of faith and civic leaders promoting understanding, respect, and partnership.


The Arizona Muslim Alliance (AMA) was established as a nonprofit organization in 2015  to empower the Muslim community by creating a unified front.

Good Tree Institute

Good Tree is a female-founded, community-first Islamic institute that fosters connection and personal discovery through the Quran.


(VUU) is a vibrant inter-generational UU congregation located in Chandler, a very close neighbor to our center, showcased the true definition of neighborhood.


We’ve been inspiring Tucson community via Community Conversations, Non-Violence Programs, Iftar Dinners and Events for Social Injustice.

Amnesty Int.

It is our duty and obligation to work to protect people wherever justice, freedom, truth, and dignity are denied


Advanced for Silent Turkey is to address all human rights violations in Turkey regarding civil, political, economic, social and cultural as contained in the basic human rights documents


Colorado |  Mosaic Foundation is a dedicated one to help cultivate moral and cultural values in our society.


Utah | Emerald Hill Institute Their mission is to develop social capital to enrich the social good.

Silver Sage

Nevada | seeks to removing barriers to confidence-building and trust between communities.


Bay Area | BayCC is explicitly formed to promote an academic way of life by teaching universal values such as love, truth, faith, friendship, solidarity, and sharing


California | Pacifica Institute is after the activities induced the idea of spreading peace.

Pacifica Foundation

Washington | Pacifica Foundation is to promote cross-cultural dialogue by emphasizing universal values.