Pillars awards grants to nonprofit organizations working in or closely alongside Muslim communities in the United States.

Prospective grantees must have 501(c)(3) status or a fiscal agent with 501(c)(3) status.

While we do not fund the building or maintenance of mosques, religious centers, or schools, Pillars grants may be used to support programs based in those institutions.

2019-20 Grant Cycle

The Pillars Board of Trustees awards grants annually. To be considered for the 2019-20 grant cycle, all organizations should submit a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) by July 19th. Then, invited applicants will be asked to submit a full application in Fall 2019.

To begin the process, please create an account on our online platform. Once the account is created, organizations can access the Letter of Inquiry and future applications.


Important Dates for Fall 2019 Consideration.

Accepting LOIs on a rolling basis.

JULY 19 11:59 PM CDT
LOI deadline for Fall 2019-20 consideration.

Letter of Inquiry response date.

“Having the support of the Pillars Fund over the years is a privilege and a trust we take very seriously. We are grateful for this partnership which carries the true spirit and essence of community partnerships.” ­— Diane Stair, Executive Director & Board Member  |  Ta’leef