The easiest way to donate to local Muslim and MASANA (Muslim Arab South Asian and North African) groups that 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!
Curated in partnership with Muslim organizers – organizer Reema Ahmad consulted with dozens of local and national Muslim organizers to develop this fund, in alignment with MVP’s priority states.
Build long-term infrastructure that lasts beyond the next election. We fund organizations and local leaders that are in their communities year-round, not one-off campaigns that come and go each cycle.
All contributions are re-granted to groups. The size and frequency of grants for each group are regularly assessed by MVP’s grant-making team and state advisors based on where additional funding is most needed. For more information or to discuss a customized giving plan, please email [email protected].
This fund is administered by Movement Voter Project, a 501(c)(4) nonprofit. Donations are not tax-deductible.
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 Action has taken on voter registration and mobilization drives over the past two cycles and has started to run Muslim candidates for office in municipal elections. They focus on organizing and leadership development in Muslim, Asian American and Pacific Islander, Black, and Brown communities in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and 6 other counties.
Asian American Advocacy Fund is the nation’s largest legal and civil rights organization dedicated to building a politically-conscious, engaged, and progressive Asian American base in Georgia. Through a combination of policy advocacy at local, state, and federal levels, and by supporting candidates that believe in their values, the organization fights to create a better Georgia for all. Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Atlanta is the first and only nonprofit legal advocacy organization dedicated to protecting the civil rights of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPI) in Georgia and the Southeast.
For the past 10 years, Asian Americans Advancing Justice has been working tirelessly to build power and raise the civic consciousness and engagement of Asian Americans in Georgia. They are the leading organization training, educating, and organizing in multiple different Asian American languages and communities year round. They are building the AAPI community as part of the new electorate of Georgia that is inclusive, immigrant, Black, women-led, queer and working towards building the New South.
Georgia Muslim Voter Project (GA MVP) was 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. GA MVP is a nonpartisan voter education and engagement organization activating Muslim voters in order to elevate their voices. In 2020, the group registered over 2,000 new voters and partnered with other local groups to increase Asian-American voter turnout.
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.
Emgage Michigan builds strong relationships to drive voter registration and participation for the Muslim community. They use educational events, voter initiatives, and leadership development to create a community of equitable, knowledgeable, and motivated citizens.
Michigan Asian American Progressives drives multiple strategies for power, developing leadership and organizing capacity within Asian American communities and targeting Asian American women and young people in particular around relational organizing and political education in order to move local state and federal progressive policy and help elect progressive candidates to champion those issues. They believe that an election is an opportunity to increase engagement and build organizing relationships with their constituency, and that positive electoral and policy wins are one tool for empowering their communities. In 2020, they supported members to run and win their elections in multiple Michigan counties.
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.
Formed in 2019, Rising Voices of Asian American Families (RVAAF), a project of Engage Michigan, is a fiscally sponsored 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that seeks to increase the civic participation of Asian Americans in Michigan by developing the leadership, organizing, and power-building capacity of Asian American communities. It was founded in 2019. In 2020, they'll make at least 26,000 calls and texts statewide, in addition to sending mailers in 5 languages.
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.
Black Visions Collective is putting into practice the lessons learned from organizations who came before it in order to shape a political home for Black people across Minnesota. BLVC is building an organization with the capacity to change the policies, culture and leadership of Minnesota's progressive movement in order to transform the lives of Black Minnesotans across the diaspora.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), America's largest Islamic civil liberties and advocacy group has 35 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada. Its 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-Minnesota strives to ensure that Muslims in Minnesota enjoy the same protections that all Americans have. Through actively engaging with the media, educating on behalf of community members experiencing discrimination, and remedying c cases, protecting the rights of Minnesota Muslims is at the core of CAIR-Minnesota's mission.
Faith in Minnesota is building a multi-racial democracy in Minnesota by uniting people of faith in a people-centered politics that unapologetically exposes divide and conquer politics. Raising Black, Muslim and Latinx voter turnout with a clear mandate for bold leadership will expand the winning margins in Minnesota and encourage our elected leaders to lead boldly on climate change, healthcare, childcare, paid family leave, and dismantling mass incarceration and mass deportation. Faith in Minnesota is the 501(c)4 arm of ISAIAH, a multi-racial, state-wide, nonpartisan coalition of faith communities fighting for racial and economic justice.
RISE amplifies the voice and power of Muslim women. RISE is engaging and registering Muslim women voters to build collective power to bring about radical social change and reflective systems of power.
Somali American Association of Greater Kansas City (SAAGKC) empowers 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.
MPower Change is the largest Muslim led social and racial justice organization in the United States. Rooted in our Islamic faith and the Prophetic model, we believe in building a more just world for all people. We are building a grassroots movement made up of diverse Muslim and ally communities throughout the United States.
Muslim Power Building Project (MPBP) is designed to train Muslim community organizers. MPBP recruits and maintains a network of community organizers around the country annually. MPBP curriculum is rooted in social justice and Islamic teachings.
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. The Cleveland chapter is one of CAIR’s thirty nationwide affiliates – defending, representing, and educating our community. Its work includes civil rights, immigrant rights, education, outreach, media relations, political activism, and government affairs. By working to uphold the constitution, they reinforce the American principles of justice and freedom for all Americans.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations Pennsylvania (CAIR-PA) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3), grassroots civil rights and advocacy group. Through media relations, lobbying, education and advocacy, CAIR puts forth an Islamic perspective to ensure the Muslim voice is represented. In offering this perspective, CAIR seeks to empower the American Muslim community and encourage their participation in political and social activism.
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 Texas chapter was formed to be a leading voice for Houston Muslim Community members. It's working to be a leading advocate for justice, mutual understanding while maintaining the highest ethical standards. It's a chapter of the national grassroots civil rights organization that has advocated for American Muslims. It seeks to enhance understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
Justice for Muslims Collective (JMC) is an advocate for the Muslim community fighting Islamophobia. They collaborate with other organizations to dismantle institutional and structural Islamophobia. Providing resources to their community for justice and healing. As well as building relationships and civic engagement to produce change and rewrite the narrative.
Milwaukee Muslim Womens Coalition is an organization that empowers Muslim women by providing skills and training for self advocacy, leadership and economic security. They advocate for for Islam and Muslims, encourage dialogue amongst all people, protect civil liberties and build relationships and coalitions that work for justice and understanding. In past elections they mobilized folks to the polls through their #MyMuslimVote phone bank.
The Wisconsin Muslim Civic Alliance (WMCA) mission is to educate the Muslim community of Wisconsin and its allies in civics, democracy, and related issues, and to encourage participation in the electoral process. The long-term vision for this organization is to be an active, robust, respected member of the advocacy community; to be the resource of choice for issues related to voting and democracy for the Muslim community, and to build mutually beneficial partnerships with elected officials for the equality and advancement of the Wisconsin Muslim community.