CAIR California (LA, SV/CC, SD, SFBA)

Mission Statement

To enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments CAIR-CA’s offices: hosted over 866 community outreach activities and conducted over 2,033 workshops and presentations; attended over 351 legislative meetings with local, state, and national elected officials; conducted 90 media interviews; and handled more than 2,331 civil rights and immigration cases on behalf of Muslims whose civil liberties were violated or needed legal services. We also provided leadership training to over 40 youth at our annual Muslim Youth Leadership Program and mobilized more than 700 community members through our annual Muslim Day at the Capitol.
Current Goals CAIR-CA has not eradicated Islamophobia and understands this is a long-term goal that will require increasing capacity, streamlining infrastructure, and developing programs. As much progress as we have made, there is still much work to be done in expanding civil rights resources and services and influencing community and public policies. We value our community investment to protect civil liberties and promote justice and equality.
Community or Constituency Served CAIR-CA serves the largest and most diverse American Muslim communities in the nation. This diversity cuts across race, national origin, socioeconomic status, and educational attainment.
Geographic Area Served We serve counties in the Greater Los Angeles Area (Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura), Sacramento Valley/Central California (Butte, El Dorado, Fresno, Madera, Merced, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Shasta, Solano, Stanislaus, Tulare, and Yolo) San Diego (Imperial and San Diego), and San Francisco Bay Area (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Monterey, Napa, San Benito, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, and Sonoma) region of California.

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Notes from the Council

Organization Last Reviewed on 12/21/2023

This date is representative of when we completed our initial Accountability Wizard® nonprofit review, and provided the organization with their results. This review is good for three years from the date provided
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2180 W Crescent Ave
Anaheim, CA 92801
Phone: 7147761847

General Information

Alternative Name: Council on American-Islamic Relations, California, CAIR California (LA, SV/CC, SD, SFBA), CAIR-CA
EIN: 77-0411194
Principal Staff: Hussam Ayloush
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 86
Volunteer Opportunities: Yes
Number of Clients: 2200
Ruling Year: 1996


Board Chair: Fawad Shaiq
Number of Board Members: 16
Board Meetings with Quorum: 5
Average Member Attendance: 15

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