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Islamic Relief USA Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 08/28/2014: Islamic Relief USA

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 08/11/2014: ISLAMIC RELIEF USA

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AKA  Islamic Relief / IRUSA
Alexandria, VA
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Islamic Relief USA Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 08/28/2014: Islamic Relief USA

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 08/11/2014: ISLAMIC RELIEF USA

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Also Known As: Islamic Relief / IRUSA
Physical Address: Alexandria, VA 22304 
EIN: 95-4453134
Web URL: www.irusa.org 
NTEE Category: W Public, Society Benefit
W12 Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution
T Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking
T12 Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution
M Public Safety, Disaster Preparedness and Relief
M20 Disaster Preparedness and Relief Services
Ruling Year: 1994 
How This Organization Is Funded: Cash Donations from the General Public
In-Kind Donations of food, water, and medicine
Matching Gifts and the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC)


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Mission Statement

Islamic Relief USA strives to alleviate suffering, hunger, illiteracy, and diseases worldwide regardless of color, race, religion, or creed, and to provide aid in a compassionate and dignified manner. Islamic Relief USA aims to provide rapid relief in the event of human and natural disasters and to establish sustainable local development projects allowing communities to better help themselves.

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Annual Revenue & Expenses (IRS Form 990, January 2012)

Fiscal Year Starting: January 01, 2012
Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2012

Total Revenue $60,899,942
Total Expenses $49,809,983

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Anwar Khan

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Anwar Khan is one of the original founders of Islamic Relief USA. Mr. Khan was born in Pakistan and grew up in England. He earned a degree in biochemistry with honors in 1993, and began working with Islamic Relief United Kingdom. He then moved to the United States in 1994 and cofounded IRUSA. Since then, he has aided in the organization’s expansion, helping start up offices in Los Angeles and Dallas. Mr. Khan has extensive experience in the field as well: He has traveled to conflict and disaster zones including Bosnia-Herzegovina, Chechnya, Gaza, Darfur, Haiti and Pakistan. During some of his travels, he has delivered emergency aid. He has also traveled for development work in Africa and South Asia, visiting locations including Timbuktu. In the United States, he helped set up a volunteer network that now constitutes several thousand people. Before becoming CEO, Mr. Khan directed Islamic Relief USA’s programs efforts, and managed its fundraising offices and oversaw its fund development work. He is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

Leadership Statement:

As-Salaamu Alaykum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.(May the peace, mercy, and blessings of Allah be upon you.) 2013 was a special year. As we commemorated our 20th year of service to humanity, our partners, donors and volunteers celebrated with us by working harder than ever to expand our programs around the world. Since our beginning in 1993, Islamic Relief USA’s volunteers and donors have stood strong beside us and stayed committed to alleviating poverty for those who need it most. By the blessings of Allah, it is this commitment that has carried our organization over the last 20 years from a small grassroots organization into one of the most efficient and effective nonprofit humanitarian organizations in the nation. Donors, partners and volunteers like you are the backbone that keeps our work steady, the pillars that raise our efforts each year, and the hope that fills the hearts of hundreds of thousands of beneficiaries around the world. Whether responding to emergencies, building sustainable projects, or helping spread awareness and education of our programs, our donors, partners and volunteers perpetually go above and beyond to help us save lives.   Thank You for all that you do! May Allah (God) reward your efforts. Sincerely, Anwar Khan CEO Islamic Relief USA

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Programs

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Budget:
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Category:
Food, Agriculture & Nutrition
Population Served:
Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General
Homeless
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Program Description:

Islamic Relief USA’s has three annually reoccurring international programs: the “One-to-One Orphans Sponsorship” program, a Ramadan “Feed the Needy” program, and a “Qurbani” meat distribution program.   Islamic Relief's One-to-One Orphan Sponsorship helps the world's most desperate orphans.   The beneficiaries live in the world's poorest and most devastated countries, where millions of children are orphaned and left to struggle for survival.  100 percent of our sponsors' contributions are sent directly to an orphan's guardian, where Islamic Relief's One-to-One Orphan Sponsorship allows children to remain with a loving family member who may not have been able to care for them otherwise.       During the month of fasting, known as Ramadan, Muslims are required to fast from sunrise to sunset. Feeding people at the end of the fasting day represents a very rewarding spiritual act according to Islamic tradition and teachings. The Ramadan “Feed the Needy” Program offers an opportunity for many needy people around the world who face food insecurity and hunger to be provided with a ‘Ramadan Food Pack’, which ensures that their burden is eased during the month of Ramadan. A wide range of beneficiaries were selected, they included categories like widows, orphans, destitute, aged, disabled, refugees and people affected by disasters. The beneficiaries are selected in conjunction with local welfare groups working alongside Islamic Relief Worldwide offices in a given country; unless mentioned differently, average family size is five.     International grants are donated by Islamic Relief USA to Islamic Relief Worldwide for their annual Qurbani “meat distribution” program. These food distribution activities are performed during the season of Eid al Adha. Muslims from the United States donate money which is used to purchase and slaughter livestock – mainly sheep, goats and cows. The meat from these animals is then distributed to the needy people in the poorest regions of the world on behalf of the donors. According to Islam, one sheep or goat equals one Qurbani; one cow, buffalo or camel equals seven Qurbanis. Qurbani meat is distributed in three different methods, the method chosen for a country is dependent on several factors including cost, availability of livestock, logistical issues and current situation of that country e.g. war, famine, natural disaster. This year again a wide range of beneficiaries were selected, they included categories like widows, orphans, the destitute, the aged, the disabled, refugees and disaster affected populations. The beneficiaries are selected in conjunction with local welfare groups working alongside Islamic Relief Worldwide field offices in a given country.

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Budget:
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Category:
Youth Development
Population Served:
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)
Crime/Abuse Victims
General Public/Unspecified

Program Description:

Islamic Relief USA provides beneficiaries with food (on-site meals), canned goods (select locations), clothing (t-shirts, hats, socks, undergarments), school supplies (backpacks, pencils, books), toys, blankets, sheets, towels, medical care (oral cancer screenings, glaucoma screenings, AIDS tests, blood pressure readings), physical exams, dental care, first aid, wound checks, haircuts, job training (select locations), and other social services to all who attend, regardless of their backgrounds. In 2009, Islamic Relief USA provided 16,050 people in 19 cities across 15 states with human health and welfare aid.     15 domestic grants were distributed in 2009 in 10 different states worth $308,600.

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Impact Summary from the Nonprofit

Islamic Relief USA focuses its contributions from donors on: To provide food, water, medical treatments, and other essential services to the victims of disasters and whoever needs it anywhere in the world. To provide education and training wherever it is needed with special emphasis on children and youth. To crease sources of fixed income for poor families; to restore and promote the local economy and to support families to increase opportunities for success and continuous production. To provide essential healthcare and medicine to poor communities and integrated health programs aimed at caring for children traumatized and injured by armed conflict and crisis; To help people in adapting to their social surroundings and offering medical aid and to care for mothers and children in areas that lack adequate health services. To provide education, health care and training to orphans in order to improve their living standards. To distribute donated fresh or canned meat to the needy during Muslim holy festivals. To develop communities such as building community centers and training center for vocational training, and develop the skills and abilities of the different communities locally and abroad. To provide basic aid including food, rent, clothing, medical related, etc. to the really poor.
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