Being a small organization, we can only provide help with groceries, and limited zakat assistance to the residents of the San Francisco Bay Area, who qualify to receive our assistance. We do not have the resources to help those living outside the Bay Area. We are also not a shelter and do not provide housing. In order to be considered to receive help from Rahima Foundation, you must do the following:

  1. Live in the Bay Area (South Bay, North Bay, East Bay)
  2. Complete our Application for Assistance form (available in our office, or can be mailed to you) by January 15 of each year. We approve the year’s budget by the end of January of each year
  3. APPLICATION CHECKLIST:
    1. Picture ID (Driver’s license or California ID card)
    2. Proof of legal status:
      1.  I-94 (Refugee Card)
      2.  Permanent Resident Card (Green Card)
      3.  US Passport
      4.  Certificate of Citizenship
    3. RENTAL AGREEMENT
    4. PROOF OF INCOME
      1. CalWORKS (Cash AID) approval letter
      2. Food Stamps approval letter
      3. Social Security Letter: SSI or Disability
      4. Most recent pay stub

Please note that we will not process incomplete applications (missing information, missing signature, and/or missing documents listed above).

It typically takes 7-10 business days after receipt of a completed application to determine if you qualify to receive help. The nature and extent of help we will provide is dependent on your demonstrated need and availability of funds in our annual budget. Please follow up after 7 days to learn the status of your application.

You can contact us
email: mail@rahima.org
Phone: at 408-845-0050
Office Hours: Mon-Thu 10am-2pm