Anila Ali proudly serves her community.
- Member of the Board of Trustees for the Irvine Public School Foundation.
- Member and founder of Irvine Pakistani Parents Association, a non-profit, which aims to raise money for public schools, within the city of Irvine.
- City of Irvine Commission on Irvine Children, Youth and Families.
- Chair of the International Leadership Foundation, ILF, an organization led by Chiling Tong.
- AMWEC, American Muslim Women's Empowerment Council, founded by Ali to promote civic awareness and encourage American Muslim women to run for public office, become integrated in mainstream politics and public service. It helps young Muslim women with mentorship and Law Enforcement Internships. (FBI, LAPD, IPD, LA Sheriff’s Dept., DHS)
- OC Advisor to the International Leadership Foundation, ILF, an organization led by Chiling Tong. ILF promotes leadership in Asian American youth. Youth are trained and encouraged to become engaged in civic life by providing scholarships and internships in 19 federal government agencies and the executive offices of the President and the Vice President.
- Community advisory board of The Olive Tree Initiative at the University of California Irvine. This initiative promotes a dialogue and understanding of students who want to understand the conflict zones. Students of all backgrounds hold meaningful dialogues and engage in discussions on and off the campus. Students visit conflict zones and meet the decision makers both in Washington DC and abroad. The initiative has blossomed into a most effective tool to create an understanding and appreciation of cultures.
- Calpak Educational Services provides young people, especially girls, an opportunity to pursue higher education through Coastline Community College and Cal State Fullerton, California. Ali's aim is to help close the gender and wage gap for women in the workplace in Pakistan, by working with multinationals and enrolling girls in certificate programs from Coastline and business degree from Cal State Fullerton.