We are on a mission to effectively coordinate the human and financial resources in the national community to execute necessary initiatives in specific focus areas that will advance the interests of the Muslim Community in the United States of America. Our vision is to be proactive leaders in community building and development by being the team that focuses on planning and executing strategic initiatives that can advance the interests of the Muslim Community on all levels.
Whether it is your first time or tenth, experiencing Ziyara with Mainstay is one of a kind. Join us for a spiritual retreat in Iraq — the Cradle of Civilization and the Home of the Shrine Cities: Najaf, Karbala, Kadhimiya and Samarra.
Lady Zaynab Gala Dinner
The Mainstay Foundation will hold an annual Gala Dinner in the honor of the birth of Lady Zaynab (a), the daughter of Imam Ali (a).
Gifts of the Messenger
The Mainstay Foundation will hold an annual Gifts of the Messenger gift wrapping event in the honor of the birth of our Holy Prophet, Muhammad (saw)!
Lady Fatima Water Initiative
People all around the world are experiencing varying levels of water accessibility. For some, the water that flows from their sinks is clear and constant.
The INSPIRE Retreat is a leadership development program targeting university students and young professionals, specifically targeting the American Shia Muslim Community.
The D.R.I.V.E. Retreat is intended to be a fulfilling summer experience that aims to empower high school students and instill in them a sound sense of identity that will help build their self-esteem and bring a greater sense of self-worth.
The Najaf Retreat is an initiative that was first started in 2016 by the Mainstay Foundation. It gives an opportunity for young leaders in our communities to be exposed to the rich Islamic heritage in Iraq by visiting the Holy Shrines and connecting with scholars in the Islamic Seminary in Najaf.
Maintaining a strong relationship with the scholars of the Islamic Seminary is vital to our work. By building that relationship we are able to seek their guidance and keep them updated on the work and progress of the community.
Month of Muharram Programs
The annual Muharram program is near and dear to the heart of the community. It started in 2015 and with the Never Forget Campaign, a 10-day interactive presentation that attracted over a thousand attendees on a nightly basis – the vast majority being youth ages 13 to 19.
Month of Ramadan Program
The Holy Month of Ramadan is for the whole family. Do not let your kids miss out on the Ramadan experience. The foundation is organizing three programs tailored for our children...
The Foundation organizes the annual Engage Conference for center and organization leaders and stakeholders of the community to meet and discuss the most pertinent issues their communities face.
The Mainstay Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that aims to foster and facilitate growth and progress in the Muslim community in the United States by coordinating the human and financial resources.
theHUB is a project of The Mainstay Foundation created and designed for American Shīʾī Muslim organizations and centers to connect, communicate, and collaborate.
It is essential that our community comes together to discuss the challenges that we face in order to ascertain what solutions can be employed to continue our growth.
The Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his family) said “Seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave.” In this pursuit, we realize that reading books is part and parcel to our personal development.
The research center’s focus is to inform decision making for the Foundation, its network of centers and organizations, and the Shia Muslim public at large through data driven research.
Our goal is to hold dedicated surveys to assess and understand public opinion within the Shi’a American community. These surveys help provide a pulse of what is going on in the community and what its members feel regarding particular relevant issues.
The Foundation has regularly held summits or conferences as forums for thought leaders to convene and discuss some of the most pertinent subjects to the present state and future of the community.
The Shia Heritage Project
The (SHP) is a research and outreach program of the Mainstay Foundation centered on surveying the center leadership within the national network of Shi’a American centers and organizations across the continental United States.
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