Islamic Relief USA™ (IRUSA™) was founded in California in 1993 as a 501 (c)(3) tax exempt charity involved in international humanitarian relief efforts. IRUSA is a legally separate and independent member of a global family of collaborating relief organizations that share a common vision, mission, and family identity, and all of which use the term “Islamic Relief” as part of their organizational name.
Our vision: Working together for a World Free of Poverty.
Our mission: Islamic Relief USA provides relief and development in a dignified manner regardless of gender, race, or religion, and works to empower individuals in their communities and give them a voice in the world.
Offering relief services for more than a quarter-century, the Islamic Relief family of relief organizations includes locations in more than 35 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and North America.
Islamic Relief USA provides emergency disaster relief when it is needed, and spearheads development projects in multiple sectors, including education, income generation, orphan support, health and nutrition, and water and sanitation. IRUSA directly supports international projects in these sectors in nearly 30 countries around the world.
IRUSA is headquartered just outside of Washington, DC, in Alexandria, VA, and maintains regional offices in California, Illinois, New Jersey and Texas.
In addition to its international relief and development initiatives, IRUSA also supports domestic projects to help disadvantaged communities in the United States. Some of Islamic Relief USA’s domestic projects have included: community grants, toy fairs for children, financial assistance, health care in underserved areas, and the annual ‘Day of Dignity’ program, which provides food, medical care, hygiene kits, and more to thousands of homeless and underserved people across the country.