Muslim Voter Fund
About the Muslim Voter Fund
The easiest “one click” way to donate to local Muslim and MASANA (Muslim Arab South Asian and North African) organizations – who are organizing local Muslim communities, advocating on a range of issues, and leading campaigns for non-partisan registration, election protection, and get out the vote to ensure that Muslim voices are heard in the democratic process!
100% of funds go directly or are regranted directly to local groups.
Make a Catalytic Difference – These are locally-rooted, small-to-medium sized organizations where your dollars can make a game-changing difference.
Curated with help from Reema Ahmad, who consulted with dozens of local and national Muslim organizers in developing this list in alignment with MVP’s priority states. It’s still a work in progress. Feel free to email us at [email protected] to make additional suggestions of groups to include.
Build long-term infrastructure and leadership for change – The Muslim Voter Fund invests in groups that are locally rooted and driving change not just for one election, but year after year- with a focus on MVP’s priority states. We fund organizations and local leaders that got out the vote in 2018 and are immediately getting to work on 2019 and 2020, not one-off campaigns that come and go each cycle.
Need more support to donate? This “one click’ option is designed for quick online giving. If you want to donate from a foundation or donor advised fund, or want more detailed information, please contact us.
Defending rights and defeating intolerance, the Arizona chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations is the leading American Muslim advocate for justice and mutual understanding in Arizona. Their mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding. CAIR-AZ does this through our legal work, advocacy and through civic engagement programs that empower our community.
Emgage seeks to educate, engage and empower Muslim American communities through educational events, voter initiatives, and leadership development for the purpose of creating a community of equitable, knowledgeable, and motivated citizens.
Founded in response to the growing anti-Muslim rhetoric that was prevalent in mainstream politics and the low rates of civic engagement in the Muslim community. It is a nonpartisan voter education and engagement organization that seeks to activate Muslim voters in order to elevate their voices. It’s defending voters from suppression and it asked the court to allow absentee ballot voters due process if their absentee ballots have been rejected by election officials.
APIAVote-MI is a pan-Asian American organization that is diverse in ethnicity, age, generation status, socioeconomic status, religion, gender, and more. APIAVote-MI is committed to justice and equity for the Asian American community through grassroots mobilization, civic engagement, leadership development, and coalition building. APIAVote MI works heavily in the city of Hamtramck, the city with the largest Asian American population in the state, due primarily to the Yemeni, Bangladeshi, Pakistani, and Iraqi immigrants and refugees that have settled there. Hamtramck also became the first city in the country with a Muslim-majority on their city council.
The Michigan Muslim Community Council promotes unity and cooperation among the diverse Muslim communities, cultures, ethnic backgrounds and races of Michigan by convening and mobilizing the American Muslim community.
The Awood Center builds economic, political and organizing power among workers in the East African community of Minnesota. Awood has led a gound-breaking campaign to ensure Amazon workers in Minnesota have a voice and ensure that jobs at Amazon are quality, safe and reliable jobs.
The KC Muslim Civic Initiative organizes Muslims in Kansas City to overcome the stigma surrounding politics, take ownership of their narratives, and foster a progressive social identity and political impact.
Somali American Association of Greater Kansas City (SAAGKC) mission is to empower the Somali Community residing in the Greater Kansas City area to become productive members of the community by providing workshops on civic engagement, family strengthening, conflict resolution, health and wellness, youth mentoring, career counseling and sharing Somali heritage.
For centuries, Muslim women have been used as the image of Islam, but never the voice of Islam. In both non-Muslim and Muslim communities, Muslim women and women of color are expected to be contributors rather than leaders as they often experience spaces that cater to the male experience or are dominantly led by people who identify as male, often see their stories and the stories of their people erased from history, and find their voices completely silenced while their images remain on display. Muslim Women For is an organization of diverse women leaders whose vision is to foster vibrant Muslim societies that work to create lasting social change.
Muslims for Social Justice was founded in North Carolina to offer liberation theology perspective in Islam. MSJ will prioritize fighting racism, white supremacy and sexism within as well as beyond the Muslim community. Believing that organizing people on the grassroots, rather than charity or mere electoral/legal avenues, will change the balance of power to bring the necessary progressive change, MSJ will build power and change the balance of power by centering the leadership and self-determination of marginalized Muslims, and approaching our organizing through an intersectional lens.
For more than 20 years, the Council on American-Islamic Relations has advocated for the civil rights of American Muslims. Our Columbus chapter is one of the busiest and most dynamic of CAIR’s thirty nationwide affiliates – defending, representing, and educating our community. CAIR-Columbus’ Legal Advocacy efforts work to ensure the equal protection of the law for Muslims in Ohio. By working to uphold the constitution, they reinforce the American principles of justice and freedom for all Americans.
The American Muslim Advisory Council protects the religious freedom of all Tennesseans by resisting attempts to marginalize the Tennessee Muslim Community. AMAC focuses on building bridges through working with people of goodwill to counter hate, bigotry and targeted violence.
The National Network for Arab American Communities is a project of ACCESS, the leading Arab American social service agency in the country. NNAACs mission is the development of Arab American community-based nonprofit organizations that understand, meet the needs, and represent the concerns of Arab Americans at a local level, while also collectively addressing those issues at a national level. NNAAC places a firm emphasis on listening to and assessing the grassroots community needs and then addressing those needs through policy forums, meetings with nationally elected and administrative officials, collaborations with allied organizations. NNAAC has active grassroots chapters in Dearborn, MI, Chicago, IL, New York, NY, and Anaheim, CA.