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Pillars Grant

Grants to USA Nonprofits for Activities that
Support the American Muslim Community

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Pillars

Deadline Date:

08/03/21 5:00 PM CT

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Grants to USA nonprofit organizations for efforts to build and strengthen Muslim communities throughout the country. Funding is intended to support innovative projects that have the realistic potential to create a meaningful positive transformation for Muslims.

To be considered, applicants’ work must fall under one of the following three priorities:

  • Reimagining public safety – Work that strives to end the unjust criminalization of Muslim communities. This includes issues like mass surveillance, racial and religious profiling, immigrant detention and deportation, prisoners’ rights, and money bail.
  • Promoting mental health and wellness – Work to build mental healthcare systems that better serve Muslim communities and to reimagine what healing for Muslims can look like. This does not include direct service (health clinics, therapy groups, etc.), but instead focuses on initiatives conducting research, awareness, education, and coalition-building.
  • Building civic power – Work that supports Muslim leaders who are organizing communities, creating relevant civic media, training potential political candidates, mobilizing voters, and ultimately transforming our democracy to one that serves us all.

Pillars provides flexible support to a range of Muslim-led organizations and initiatives. Pillars aims to be strategic in pursuing their mission, and therefore does not fund work that does not align with the three core priorities listed above.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 183746

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Pillars awards grants to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations working in or closely alongside Muslim communities in the United States.

Pre-Application Information:

2021–22 Grant Cycle

Pillars awards grants annually during the first quarter of each year. To be considered for the 2021-22 grant cycle, all organizations should complete an Idea Submission Form by August 3, 2021 at 5 p.m. CT.

Portfolio: https://pillarsfund.org/grants/our-portfolio/
Selection Criteria: https://pillarsfund.org/grants/selection-criteria/

Informational session recording from June 2: https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/play/I9q3ESe0C061QY0-BXSKOIxPDEIvVnQtCFT-9_JejpfJboGbR7RL0KzCrvkh5_rRG1uH7r2ClcbUU36z.vMinrmduoljks6ZD?continueMode=true&_x_zm_rtaid=fhs-MIn5QYyScheljbc-BA.1623693864721.6f4c0ee8aaf5e1980a5aa3e424261d7e&_x_zm_rhtaid=2

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Application: https://pillars.submittable.com/submit/172976/2021-2022-call-for-ideas

For questions: grants@pillarsfund.org

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