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The official web site of the Bahá’ís of the United States.
The Rabbani Trust was created to
address a number of charitable needs. Eshraghi and Mahmoud Rabbani,
life-long members of the Bahá’í Faith, had a vision. They wanted to help
people of all faiths and creeds. In keeping with their shared belief in
the universal Bahá’í spiritual teachings of unity and the oneness of
human-kind, the Rabbanis established, before they passed on, a basic plan
to make their living trust a vehicle of good works and service.
The Rabbani Charitable Trust is a nonprofit, tax exempt entity, raising
and disbursing funds for charitable, religious, literary and educational
purposes, to promote the spiritual and social well being of the entire
Without restrictions as to race, religion, sex or national identity, the
Trust provides funds for worthy projects which will benefit humanity at
the local and national level.
According to the terms of the Trust Agreement, which became effective
January 25, 1991, the approved purposes for Trust distributions are:
Homes for the aged and needy;
Archives of Bahá’í books, documents and
Mental health clinics;
Medical research centers;
For the relief or benefit of the disabled
or unemployed persons residing in the United States or anywhere in the
The Trust is still in its early
development stages. The first approved purpose of the Trust is currently
being carried out by providing housing for low and moderate income
families. In addition, the Trust also makes regular contributions to
Bahá’í institutions and allocates monies for other major projects. Until
early 2013, this included its acclaimed annual Bahá’í Conference on Social
and Economic Development (which later became known as the Rabbani Trust
Baha'i Conference in Orlando).
The Rabbani Charitable Trust is recognized as a public charity under
Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3). Contributions are deductible for
federal income tax purposes under Internal Revenue Code Section 170(c)(2).
Donations to support the continuing work of the Trust are greatly
appreciated. For information on how to do so, click on "Donate to the