Amplifying the Leadership, Narratives and Talents of American Muslims
Pillars invests in opportunities to elevate and amplify the leadership, narratives and talents of American Muslims in civil society, the media and public discourse. Through funding programs, campaigns and initiatives, Pillars supports a robust and growing nonprofit sector. The social innovation fund aspires to put an end to bigotry, xenophobia and other divisive tactics that keep our nation apart. Inspired by the American ideal “out of many, one,” Pillars strives for unity without uniformity and a society that prospers and leads through diversity.
Since its founding in 2010, Pillars has invested over $2 million in opportunities for American Muslims to tell their own stories, become leaders and fight bias through the media, arts, public discourse and civil society.
The Pillars Board of Trustees awards grants annually. To be considered for the 2017-18 grant cycle, all organizations should submit a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) by August 15, 2017. Selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application in fall 2017.
To begin the process, please visit the Pillars website and create an online account. Once the account is created, organizations can access the Letter of Inquiry and future applications.
Important Dates for 2018 Funding:
- Now: Process open to submit LOI
- August 15: Deadline to submit LOI for 2018 consideration
For more information about eligibility and funding priorities, please visit pillarsfund.org.