Award & Recognition
The Association of Fundraising Professionals Golden Gate Chapter has named the American Muslim Fund ‘Outstanding Foundation for 2019’! This award recognizes a private or community foundation or grantmaking organization that provides financial support and inspiration to nonprofit and grantmakers – and develops innovative approaches to philanthropy.
We’re absolutely honored to be recognized and will accept the award on National Philanthropy Day, Friday November 15. Tickets to attend can be purchased online.
Muslim Entrepreneurs for Social Good
American Muslim Fund was a proud participant of the American Muslim Consumer Consortium – AMCC Roundtable event held on June 27th at The Cornell Club in New York. Muslim entrepreneurs, nonprofits, and businesses came together to discuss the social needs of North America and the wider world and how we can bring together change through positive social impact.
The information gathered during the breakout sessions will be used to develop a Five-Year Strategic Roadmap-An Entrepreneurial Ecosystem for Muslim Entrepreneurs for Social Good. It was a groundbreaking event with inspiring participants from across the world.
Thank you to everyone who donated to our Ramadan campaign. Together we raised $50,731 of our $75,000 goal. Through the end of the year, we hope you can help us fill the gap. Please consider becoming a monthly donor.
As promised, we will be sending Victor Begg’s memoir, Our Muslim Neighbors, to those who donated $100+. If you’d like a copy of his book, please donate today!
American Muslim Philanthropy Report
American Muslim Fund sponsored the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding’s report on American Muslim Philanthropy which uncovers American Muslims’ philanthropic practices and motivations. Given the centrality of giving among Muslim communities and the important role religious giving plays in philanthropy more broadly, in this report ISPU takes a deep dive into how and why American Muslims give. Learn more in the report!
A Giving Circle is a form of philanthropy where groups of individuals donate their own time & money to a pooled fund, deciding together which nonprofit or community project to fund.
American Muslim Fund was the recipient of a micro-grant from the Giving Circle Convening held at the Gates Foundation and Seattle Foundation earlier this year. If you are interested in starting a Giving Circle in your community, reach out!
On The Road
American Muslim Fund will be visiting the Detroit area in early August, D.C. in the end of August and will be at the following conferences later this year:
- ISNA August 30-September 2 in Houston, TX
- MUPPIES September 21-22 in Chicago, IL
- MAS-ICNA December 27-29 in Chicago, IL
Invite us out to your community by responding to this email!