Accredited Muslim Charities:
INNER-CITY MUSLIM ACTION NETWORK
The Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN) is a community-based nonprofit that works for social justice, delivers a range of social services, and cultivates the arts in urban communities. Formed in 1995 and incorporated in 1997 by Muslim students, community residents and leaders responding to the pervasive symptoms of inner-city poverty and abandonment, IMANseeks to create a community organization driven by the spiritual ideals of community service, social justice and human compassion.
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ISLAMIC NETWORKS GROUP
Founded in 1993, Bay Area based Islamic Networks Group (ING) promotes interreligious understanding and mutual respect through two primary programs. The Islamic Speakers Bureau program consists of speakers from the Islamic faith who supplement existing curriculum and cultural diversity programming relating to 9/11 in public institutions, which include academic institutions, law enforcement agencies, healthcare facilities and corporations. The Interfaith Speakers Bureau program consists of speakers from the Islamic, Jewish, Christian, Buddhist and Hindu traditions who speak together on panels to further the practice of religious pluralism, while increasing religious literacy and mutual respect. ING delivers hundreds of presentations and panels a year, building bridges among people of all religions and none.
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SUPPORT FOR EDUCATIONAL & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Founded in 2009, Support for Educational & Economic Development (SEED) works to reduce poverty, to improve quality of life, and to promote economic development by providing opportunities for underprivileged children and adults in the economically backward areas in India. Its mission is to implement educational and medical care programs with focus on projects that will reduce ignorance, and improve literacy and quality of life in economically backward areas of India.
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UMMA COMUNITY CLINIC
Opened in 1996, The UMMA Community Clinic is the first independent Muslim Free Clinic in America. UMMA serves the underserved community in LA, providing free/low-cost primary care medical services such as immunizations, physical examinations, gynecology and HIV/AIDS testing.
Beyond medical care, the clinic sponsors health fairs, food and clothing distributions, public health seminars, and in the future, tutoring for area children. To date, UMMA Community Clinic has served over 20,000 patients, with an average of 170 patients filing into the clinic each week.
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Muslim Advocates envisions a world in which equality, liberty, and justice are guaranteed for all, regardless of faith, and in which the Muslim American legal community is vital to promoting and protecting these values. In pursuit of this vision, Muslim Advocates’ mission is to promote equality, liberty, and justice for all by providing leadership through legal advocacy, policy engagement, and civic education, and by serving as a legal resource to promote the full and meaningful participation of Muslims in American public life.
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