Contact Us

If you would like to contact a CAIR chapter, click here to find your local chapter.  CAIR’s headquarters: Address:453 New Jersey Avenue, SE Washington, DC 20003 Phone: (202) 488-8787 Fax: (202) CIVIL RIGHTS: If you are seeking legal help or wish to file a complaint about a civil rights matter, please use our online complaint form.  You can also email the […]

Other Ways to Give

PAYMENTS MADE TO CAIR FOUNDATION CAN BE MAILED TO: CAIR Foundation453 New Jersey Ave, SEWashington, DC 20003 1. Bequests & Estate Planning Want to leave behind a legacy? This program allows you the opportunity to sustain CAIR Foundation’s future work and success. By including CAIR Foundation in your will or trust, you are supporting our […]

Encouraging Cooperation with Law Enforcement

CAIR: Who We Are Series Does CAIR Encourage Cooperation with Law Enforcement? June 2011 Like the rest of the mainstream American Muslim community, CAIR believes it is both our civic and religious duty to work with law enforcement to protect our nation. Even one incident of violent extremism is too many. CAIR’s a civil liberties […]

Dispelling Rumors About CAIR

Top Internet Misinformation and Conspiracy Theories About CAIR Updated October 2017 “CAIR exists to uphold the right to liberty that Americans are guaranteed under the Constitution. We will challenge any attempts to erode constitutionally-protected liberties. We will also continue to work to ensure that American Muslims play a positive and productive role in our society.” […]

CAIR: Who We Are

The Council on American-Islamic Relations as Defined by Its Actions and Statements over 15 Years of Community Service June 2010 Contents Introduction Executive Summary Core Principles Understanding CAIR’s Growth CAIR’s Methods What We Do Civil Rights Targeting Individuals Destruction and Defilement of Places of Worship Anti-Defamation Defamation of Islam and Muslims in the Media Defamation […]


VOLUNTEER APPLICATION As a grassroots organization, our volunteers here at CAIR play a critical role in connecting our civil rights and civic engagement work with the community.  Here at our national headquarters in Washington, DC., we are looking for a team of dedicated volunteers to promote justice and mutual understanding within the Muslim community and […]

CAIR Chapters

To start a CAIR chapter in your state, email The Council on American-Islamic Relations has offices in cities across the country. CAIR’s national board of directors guides the organization, and each chapter is overseen by a board of directors and managed by an executive director. CAIR’s board, employees and volunteers represent the diversity of […]

Department Directors

Department Directors Nihad Awad, National Executive Director Nihad Awad is the Executive Director and co-founder of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the largest non-profit Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States. He has been frequently interviewed on national and international media such as CNN, BBC World Service, PBS, C-SPAN, NPR, The New […]

National Board of Directors

National Board of Directors Roula Allouch – National Board Chair Roula Allouch is an attorney with experience in employment law, civil rights, insurance defense and general civil litigation. Ms. Allouch earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Kentucky in 2003 and her juris doctor from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 2006.  […]

CAIR at a Glance

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is a nonprofit, grassroots civil rights and advocacy organization. CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties organization, with affiliate offices nationwide. Its national headquarters is located on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Since its establishment in 1994, CAIR has worked to promote a positive image of Islam and Muslims […]