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Emgage Foundation

Grant Type: General Operating

Duration: January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2021

Organization Overview

Emgage is a national civic education and engagement organization that focuses on deepening the civic knowledge of American Muslims, increasing Muslim voter participation and turnout, and effectively advocating on issues that are important to American Muslim communities.


Emgage is ramping up its year-round nonpartisan voter engagement program in multiple states where American Muslim communities are set to deepen their civic participation. In 2021, Emgage will build on the success of its Million Muslim Votes campaign, which documented 1 million phone calls and 2 million text messages ahead of the 2020 elections. Their voter engagement work includes crafting community-specific Get Out the Vote (GOTV) strategies to turn out Muslim voters. These strategies include supporting organizers’ salaries and providing access to voter files and Emgage’s proprietary Muslim voter algorithm to help focus the work. Through the Voter Activation Network (VAN), Emgage has unique access to all registered voters, including likely Muslim voters, and it aims to increase civic participation through phone and in-person outreach. After several years of rapid growth, Emgage will turn its attention in 2021 to reviewing and refining its governance practices and board development.

Year founded: 2006

Location: Washington, DC

Website: https://www.emgageusa.org/


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