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Muslim Community Association of San Francisco Bay Area

Come to pray and stay to make friends in our peaceful masjid, fields, cafes, and more!

aka MCA   |   Santa Clara, CA   |  www.mcabayarea.org

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Mission

To provide religious, social, and educational services to enable the Muslim community to fulfill its responsibilities and contribute to the betterment of society by embodying and exemplifying leadership and excellence and fostering peace.

Ruling year info

1983

Principal Officer

Samer Darwish

Co Principal Officer

Mesbah Karim

Main address

3003 Scott Blvd

Santa Clara, CA 95054 USA

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EIN

31-1267559

NTEE code info

Neighborhood/Block Associations (S22)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is not required to file an annual return with the IRS because it is a church.

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Youth

We organize youth programs, events, workshops, outings, lectures for the youth at Muslim Community Association. We also run youth groups which cater to more than 350 youth on a weekly basis to support them in developing healthy identities and positive lifestyles.

Types of programs include study circles, inspiring talks, youth mentors, outdoors trips, fun for foodies, sports, career workshops, and more.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Young girls
Young boys
Young adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Average number of service recipients per month

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Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of families who report they are supported in utilizing natural supports in their communities (e.g., family, friends, neighbors, churches, colleges, recreational services)

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Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

via our various schools and regular programs

Net promoter score

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Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

we have just started to collect it in 2023

Total dollar amount of grants awarded

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Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Approx $2M and over 1,700 checks distributed (each case had zakah member review and call/interview) in the past year to individuals and families.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our goal is to provide religious, social, and educational services to enable the Muslim community to fulfill its responsibilities and contribute to the betterment of all of society by embodying and exemplifying leadership, excellence, and peace.

We gather the community in spiritual, social and educational programs. Every day of the year, from sunrise to well past sunset, our facilities are utilized to build and enrich community. The community works together to fundraise for worthy causes, whether distributing free groceries, hosting blood drives, or ensuring no one in poverty is turned away from assistance. We host job fairs, have community marketplaces to support local businesses and sustainable livelihoods. We host youth groups such as boys and girls scouts and multiple wellness initiatives.

Space: We have a large community center with multipurpose halls, classrooms, lecture halls, cafeterias and sports areas.

Committed Community: We have an engaged community who regularly attends required religious services, but also stays to engage in additional programming and community building.

Skilled Staff, Volunteers, and Board: We have a staff of people who are also a part of the community, many of whom have been bork and raised in the community, or been involved for decades. Many are drawn and involved in Silicon Valley tech or innovation fields. This means we are blessed to have a very committed and skilled base of team members.

We have slowly but surely continued to grow our center and programming. This includes distributing over $2million in social services annually due to the generosity of our community and staffing of social workers - and serving over 5,000 community members weekly. At our annual festivals we reach over 10,000.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time

Financials

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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Muslim Community Association of San Francisco Bay Area

Board of directors
as of 12/04/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Samer Darwish

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/20/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Middle Eastern/North African
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Asian/Asian American
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability