Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy

CAIR FOUNDATION INC

  • Washington, DC
  • www.cair.com

Mission Statement

CAIR's mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

Main Programs

  1. Civil Rights Work
  2. Media Relations
  3. Islamophobia
  4. Explore the Quran

service areas

National

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ruling year

2012

chief executive

Nihad Awad

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Keywords

American Muslims, Islam, Civil Rights, Civil Liberties, Religious Education, First Amendment

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EIN

77-0646756

Also Known As

Council on American-Islamic Relations

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Civil Liberties Advocacy (R60)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (S01)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (W05)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

Civil Rights Work

CAIR's Civil Rights Department counsels, mediates and advocates on behalf of Muslims and others who have experienced religious discrimination, defamation or hate crimes. The department works to protect and defend the constitutional rights(http://sun.cair.com/Portals/0/pdf/Know_Your_Rights.pdf)  of American Muslims, thereby supporting the rights of all Americans.

Category

Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy

Budget

$263,174.00

Population Served

Other Minorities

Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- General

Program 2

Media Relations

CAIR's Communications Department works in conjunction with local and national media to ensure an accurate portrayal of Islam and Muslims is presented to the American public. CAIR monitors local, national and international media(http://www.cair.com/PressCenter/Multimedia.aspx)  in part, to challenge negative stereotypes, but also to applaud and encourage positive representations of Islam and Muslims. Over the years, CAIR has become a respected and credible source(http://www.cair.com/PressCenter/MediaContacts.aspx)  for journalists and other media professionals.

Category

Public, Society Benefit

Budget

$357,924.00

Population Served

Program 3

Islamophobia

Not available

Category

General Code

Budget

$62,007.00

Population Served

Program 4

Explore the Quran

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Category

Religion

Budget

$120,025.00

Population Served

service areas

National

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CAIR FOUNDATION INC

Leadership

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CHIEF EXECUTIVE FOR FISCAL YEAR

Nihad Awad

BIO

Nihad Awad has been frequently interviewed on national and
international media such as CNN, BBC World Service, PBS, C-SPAN, NPR, The New
York Times, The Washington Post, Voice of America and Al-Jazeerah. CAIR news
releases are disseminated to hundreds of thousands people worldwide on a daily
basis.

After the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995, Mr. Awad flew to
Oklahoma to aid in the relief effort. He personally met with Governor Frank
Keating and gave the governor a sizable donation for the victims’ fund on
behalf of the American Muslim community.

In 1997, Mr. Awad served on Vice President Al Gore’s Civil
Rights Advisory Panel to the White House Commission on Aviation Safety and
Security.

In his professional capacity, Mr. Awad has also personally
met with former Secretaries of State Madeleine Albright and Colin L. Powell to
discuss the needs of the American Muslim community.

A few days after September 11, 2001, Mr. Awad was one of the
few American Muslim leaders invited by the White House to join President Bush
in a press conference at the Islamic Center of Washington, the oldest mosque in
Washington DC.

Mr. Awad has testified before both houses of the U.S.
Congress on matters
involving Muslims in America.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Omar Zaki

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