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Pillars Fund

Deadline: July 20, 2018

Pillars Fund invests in opportunities to elevate and amplify the leadership and talents of American Muslims in civil society. Through its funding programs, campaigns, and initiatives, it supports a vibrant and growing nonprofit sector, which has been under immense pressure to protect and defend against imminent threats to the lives and livelihoods of American Muslims.

Pillars recognizes that there are several pathways to a just, vibrant society. To get there and put its values into action, it helps community members invest in opportunities for American Muslims to engage in civil society, the media, and in the realm of public discourse. Pillars partners with organizations who are driven by and accountable to the communities they serve and those who take intersectional approaches that lead with inquiry, bridge-building, and innovation.

Pillars’ community infrastructure fund makes grants to organizations to advance three priorities:

  • Rights: Support targets social and policy change efforts that allow American Muslims to live and thrive with dignity and that protect and expand the human and civil rights
  • Wellness: Support targets the growth and nurturing of whole, healthy American Muslim communities that are equipped to serve those nearest to them and society at large
  • Understanding: Support targets a range of approaches to amplify American Muslim voices, creates a deeper understanding of American Muslims and American society, and encourages people to learn more and take action

Because strong leaders and institutions are key to advancing these priorities, Pillars also invests in leadership development and organizational capacity to strengthen the American Muslim civic engagement community as a whole.

Amount: Grants typically range from $10,000-$50,000.

Eligibility: Tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations working in or closely alongside Muslim communities in the United States.

Link: https://pillarsfund.org/#Our-Approach

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