Sahaba Initiative

Grant Type: General Operating

Duration: January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2021

Organization Overview

Sahaba Initiative is a community organization that nurtures healthy families in the Inland Empire by collaborating for social change, promoting healing, and operating a family service center that provides direct services.


Sahaba Initiative’s work is rooted in fostering the wellness of families in the Inland Empire region of California, where an estimated 23 percent of young children live in poverty. The organization specializes in providing effective zakat case management, support groups, and access to healthy food options through their food pantry. Each week, they distribute groceries to more than 150 individuals and families, provide counseling, and administer zakat funds to help meet families’ basic needs like housing and utilities as well as emergency expenses like medical bills. Sahaba Initiative’s 4,000-square-foot facility, completed in 2019, has been a critical regional hub as the demand for services and resources skyrocketed in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, which shows no signs of slowing in 2021.

Year founded: 2010

Location: San Bernadino, CA