OMID = HOPE    Hope for Sustainable Society


15 January 2012
OMID USA Looks Ahead to Projects in Jordan, Egypt in 2012
Following on the recent visit of board member Aaron Bernay to Amman and Cairo, OMID USA looks forward to establishing pilot projects in Jordan and Egypt in 2012.  The organization is presently evaluating sites in both countries as test plots for its solar powered water pump, the Portable Renewal Energy Platform (PREP).  Watch this website for further details.

23 May 2011
OMID USA Profiled on WVXU
Artist Susan Schuler and OMID USA board member Nelson Lees recently visited local NPR affiliate WVXU to promote the organization and Susan's exhibition at the Malton Gallery.  Click here to download an MP3 of Jane Durrell's interview with Susan and Nelson.

29 April 2011
Susan Schuler Art Show to Benefit OMID USA
Artist Susan Schuler's new show at the Malton Gallery, Water Garden, opened with an April 29 reception benefitting OMID USA.  Schuler's work focuses on water and its power and dynamism in nature, a perfect fit for OMID's drive to provide better water management solutions to small farmers.  For more information on Susan Schuler and her artwork, click here.

23 March 2010
OMID USA Receives 501(c)(3) Status
OMID USA has received tax-exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service.  In a letter dated March 10, 2010, the IRS approved OMID USA's application for exemption under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.  All donations made to OMID USA during the 2009 tax year are now deductible.
4 October 2009
OMID USA Announces Saul Schottenstein Foundation Challenge Grant
The Saul Schottenstein Foundation is pleased to announce that it has made a challenge grant of up to $10,000 for the benefit of OMID USA, a non-profit organization in Cincinnati, Ohio. For every dollar donated to OMID USA under the challenge grant, the Saul Schottenstein Foundation will donate two dollars up to $10,000. The Saul Schottenstein Foundation believes that people of good will from all religious and ethnic backgrounds working together can make this a world a better place.  

19 June 2009
Cincinnati Business Courier Profiles OMID USA President Mohsen Rezayat
The Cincinnati Business Courier spotlighted OMID USA President Mohsen Rezayat in Friday's edition.  The article describes Dr. Rezayat's motivation behind founding OMID USA. [ Read the article ]  

28 May 2009
Dr. Paul Polak Commends OMID USA
For the past 28 years, Dr. Paul Polak, founder of International Development Enterprises (IDE), has dedicated himself to developing practical solutions that attack poverty at its roots. His efforts have already moved 17 million people out of poverty. Last year, Dr. Polak made the following comments in a letter to OMID USA supporters: Read Dr. Polak's Letter ]