American Muslim Advisory Council
Grant Type: General Operating
Duration: January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2021
The American Muslim Advisory Council (AMAC) empowers Tennessee Muslim communities through civic engagement and community building opportunities. AMAC educates Tennessee Muslims on their rights, assists them when discriminated against, connects them with resources available in the community, and supports them through leadership development.
AMAC is fortifying its civic engagement and outreach efforts, while turning attention to immediate community needs rippling from the effects of the global pandemic and a devastating natural disaster in the heart of their home base. With the 2020 Census and elections behind them, AMAC will continue its role as a central coordinator by ensuring community members have access not only to information about elections and relevant policy interventions but also to relief resources, including food, unemployment benefits, small business loans, and community grants. While much of AMAC’s work requires in-person outreach, the organization has undergone significant digital transformation to ensure that each community member is equipped with multilingual information and access they need to fully participate in civic decision-making. Meanwhile, in the face of what the Tennessee’s largest newspaper deemed “utterly indefensible” anti-Muslim vitriol, AMAC is continuing to bolster its relationships with appointed and elected local government leaders and local media outlets to ensure that hate against Muslims does not go unchecked.
Year founded: 2012
Location: Nashville, TN