Since 1993, Islamic Relief USA has positively impacted millions of lives by sharing aid and supporting development in over 50 countries around the globe, including the United States. Through emergency aid, disaster response, sustainable projects, and more, Islamic Relief USA has become a top-ranked charity in the United States.

Our programs adhere to the highest standards of quality and best practices in order to always maintain the dignity and unique voice of the beneficiary.

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.

Our Vision

Working together for a world free of poverty.

Our Values

Our five values express the beliefs and define the culture of our humanitarian organization. We remain guided by the timeless values and teachings provided by the revelations contained within the Qur’an and prophetic example:

Sincerity (Ikhlas) – In responding to poverty and suffering, our efforts are driven by sincerity to God and the need to fulfil our obligations to humanity.

Excellence (Ihsan) – Our actions in tackling poverty are marked by excellence in our operations and the conduct through which we help the deserving people we serve.

Compassion (Rahma) – We believe the protection and well-being of every life is of paramount importance and we shall join with other humanitarian actors to act as one in responding to suffering brought on by disasters, poverty and injustice.

Social Justice (Adl) – Our work is founded on enabling people and institutions to fulfill the rights of the poor and vulnerable. We work to empower the dispossessed towards realizing their God-given human potential and develop their capabilities and resources.

Custodianship (Amana) – We uphold our duty of custodianship over Earth and its resources, and the trust people place in us as a humanitarian and development practitioner to be transparent and accountable.

Awards & Accreditation:

Islamic Relief USA meets all Standards for Charity Accountability of the BBB Wise Giving Alliance, a national organization affiliated with the Better Business Bureau. The Alliance and its organizational predecessors have over a century of combined experience in charity monitoring and evaluation.

In 2019, Islamic Relief USA earned its 13th 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, the largest charity evaluator in the United States. We’re grateful to receive this exceptional rating that acknowledges our commitment to organizational best practices.

Islamic Relief USA is accredited as a valued partner in the Partners in Trust program by Guidestar Exchange.

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency recognized Islamic Relief USA for its dedication to helping Palestinian refugees in Gaza who were in need. Read more here

Islamic Relief USA is on the US government’s Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) charity list, which means that federal employees can choose to contribute to IRUSA funds through automatic payroll deductions.

Islamic Relief USA is recognized as a top-rated nonprofit in 2018 and prior by GreatNonprofits. Recognition from our donors is very important to us. To submit a review about your experience with IRUSA, visit greatnonprofits.org.

Islamic Relief USA is proud to hold the 2018 GuideStar Gold Seal of Transparency. We hold the trust of our donors in high regard. This seal demonstrates our commitment to providing the most up-to-date information about the work we do.

Islamic Relief USA is a signatory to the code of conduct of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC). The code was developed and adopted by eight of the world’s largest disaster response agencies in 1994. As a signatory, IRUSA pledges to abide by the code and its principles.

Affiliations and Memberships:

Islamic Relief USA is a member of the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce, one of the largest chambers in the Greater Washington region, with 850 professional business members and partners employing more than 49,000 people region-wide.

Islamic Relief USA is a long-standing member of the Alliance to End Hunger, a group of corporations, nonprofits, universities, and religious institutions enacting real change to end world hunger. In 2010, IRUSA’s CEO joined the Alliance’s Board of Directors.

Islamic Relief USA is a member of the DMA, which offers advocacy, innovation, education, and connections to help us better promote our humanitarian work.

Islamic Relief USA is a member of the Religions for Peace, an organization committed to harnessing the potential of the faith sector as a positive force for global development.

Islamic Relief USA is a member of InsideNGO, which is dedicated to strengthening the operational and management capacities of global NGOs through effective collaborations, practical solutions, professional development, and advocacy.

Islamic Relief USA is a member of InterAction, the largest alliance of US-based international NGOs, with more than 190 members working in every developing country. Members are faith-based, secular, large, and small, and focus on serving the world’s most poor and vulnerable people.

Islamic Relief USA is a member of National VOAD, a voice for nonprofit organizations and volunteers that work in all phases of disasters. It is the primary point of contact for voluntary organizations in the National Response Coordination Center (at FEMA headquarters) and a signatory to the National Response Plan.

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