The ILM Foundation (ILM) a South Los Angeles Community-Based Organization (CBO) whose mission is to teach life skills to economically underprivileged youth and adults so that social ills are replaced with opportunities for intellectual and economic empowerment, so we can divert youth and adults away from the criminal system. 

Our mission is to prevent and divert youth and adults away from the criminal system through teaching components of education, raise leaders via community organizing, and actions for change in Los Angeles. The following is a summary of ILM’s work in Southern California.

Fact Sheet about ILM Foundation’s work

  • Since 2001 ILM trained and have consulted organizations, on how to properly engage homelessness through outreach and other effective strategies.
  • Between 2004-07 ILM expanded its direct service model into 25 domestic cities
  • Special humanitarian projects in Ghana (Community, Youth and Healthcare)
  • 2010 reached over 50,000 people served through direct service efforts which includes youth and adults with over 5,000 volunteers.
  • 2012 ILM organized South California Muslim Community’s first Local Organizing Committee in South Los Angeles and has become advisory for other organizations.
  • 2015 ILM joined Los Angeles Emergency Response Faith-based unit
  • ILM partners with a local high school for youth football camps in the Los Angeles Unified School District. We have led over 20 consecutive sport camps that include health care and education for youth and adults.
  • 2016 Developed responsible professional relations Los Angeles Civic Community.
  • 2017 ILM began its Community Accountability Labs, that create awareness around progressive matters and police accountability and how to sustain urban communities by providing education.
  • ILM partnered with Hollywood’s faith-based group for homelessness.
  • Launched a new direct service model in Orange County; which includes a new volunteer component for dialogue and local relationship building.
  • In 2018 we interviewed candidates for Los Angeles Chief Police.
  • Our action helped move the Muslim Community forum away from law enforcement’s counter-terrorism task force to Community Forums in the Los Angeles Police Department.
  • 2018 Civic engagement efforts helped dispelled the terrorism stigma for Muslims and communities of color in Los Angeles.
  • In 2019 ILM’s Executive Director is also the board chair for LA Voice, moderated a meeting with California’s Gov. Gavin Newsom with LA Voice and PICO’s statewide leadership.
  • ILM Foundation’s impact over the last 20 years of Service amounts to; 100,000 people served through direct services (healthcare and education,) 10k plus Volunteer Activists, and a Network of Faith Based, Civic, Academia, and Community Based Organizations known as the Coalition to Preserve Human Dignity (CPHD)
  • 2021-22 Created jobs for Skid Residents, during COVID 19. See Here

Your support will help ILM to sustain its effectiveness, for our humanitarian projects and community efforts. We are excited about continuing our work through Community Accountability strategies. So, we are asking for your support and/or sponsorship, of Intellect-Love-Mercy Foundation. #ThankYou

See 2018 Annual Report


Umar Hakim | ILM Foundation Executive Director