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Islamic Relief USA

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four stars

91.16

3655 Wheeler Ave. Alexandria, VA 22304
tel: (855) 447-1001   Web Site
EIN: 95-4453134

Board Leadership
Khaled Lamada
Chairman of the Board

CEO
Sharif Aly
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.16 four stars
  Financial 87.50 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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. Incorporated in California in 1993, Islamic Relief operates a wide variety of projects, including education and training, water and sanitation, income generation, orphan support, health and nutrition, and emergency relief. Islamic Relief also sponsors many domestic projects, including homeless feedings, financial assistance, healthcare in underserved areas, the annual Day of Dignity program, providing food, medical care, hygiene kits, clothes, blankets, and more to homeless and underserved communities across the United States. Islamic Relief's largest domestic project was the response to Hurricane Katrina.

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. Incorporated in California in 1993, Islamic Relief operates a wide variety of projects, including education and training, water and sanitation, income generation, orphan support, health and nutrition, and emergency relief. Islamic Relief also sponsors many domestic projects, including homeless feedings, financial assistance, healthcare in underserved areas, the annual Day of Dignity program, providing food, medical care, hygiene kits, clothes, blankets, and more to homeless and underserved communities across the United States. Islamic Relief's largest domestic project was the response to Hurricane Katrina.

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Financial

three stars

87.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
89.2%
  Administrative Expenses 2.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.16
  Program Expenses Growth 34.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 53.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Islamic Relief USA on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Islamic Relief USA on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Islamic Relief USA (VA) 91.16 four stars
Mano a Mano International (MN) 95.19 four stars
Himalayan Cataract Project (VT) 98.23 four stars
The Clinton Foundation (NY) 92.40 four stars
Mustard Seed Communities (MA) 98.23 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $141,544,436
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $3,876,579
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $145,421,015
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $145,421,015
   Other Revenue $-1,432,526
TOTAL REVENUE $143,988,489
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $135,252,351
   Administrative Expenses $4,046,767
   Fundraising Expenses $11,099,414
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $150,398,532
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-6,410,043
   
Net Assets $20,859,890

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Health & Nutrition $81,403,937 60.2%
Emergency Response & Relief $16,704,871 12.4%
Orphans Program $13,746,754 10.2%
Food Security and Livelihood $11,716,960 8.7%

Ratings History
Islamic Relief USA has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 04/01/2019 91.16 four stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 91.16 four stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 92.92 four stars
2014-12 03/01/2017 92.92 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 92.38 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 95.04 four stars
2013-12 04/01/2015 87.78 three stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 80.90 three stars
2011-12 05/01/2013 80.54 three stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 95.09 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 93.08 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 94.38 four stars
2008-12 05/01/2010 94.28 four stars
2007-12 12/17/2008 94.66 four stars
2006-12 05/01/2008 94.61 four stars
2005-12 02/01/2007 94.69 four stars
2004-12 04/01/2006 96.63 four stars
2003-12 01/05/2005 93.96 four stars
2002-12 05/01/2004 94.24 four stars
2001-12 02/05/2003 88.03 three stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 95-4453134
Name in IRS Master File ISLAMIC RELIEF USA
NTEE Code Q12
NTEE Classification Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (902) Emergency or disaster aid fund
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date September, 1994
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$178,877 0.11% Anwar Ahmad Khan President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Islamic Relief USA (VA) 91.16 four stars
Child Legacy International (TX) 99.42 four stars
Extreme Response International (GA) 85.48 three stars
The Armenian EyeCare Project (CA) 91.27 four stars
The Luke Commission (ID) 86.44 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Islamic Relief USA
3655 Wheeler Ave.
Alexandria, VA 22304
tel: (855) 447-1001
fax: (866) 917-0667
EIN: 95-4453134

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 22250
Alexandria, VA 22304

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Board Leadership

Khaled Lamada
Chairman of the Board

CEO

Sharif Aly
Chief Executive Officer

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