The Muslim Civic Coalition
Grant Type: General Operating
Duration: January 1, 2023 - December 31, 2023
The Muslim Civic Coalition is a partnership of activists, influencers, and organizations that convenes, collaborates, and amplifies social and civic efforts with diverse and underrepresented races, faiths, and communities. The Coalition does this critical work through integrated initiatives that advance equity and civic justice.
Incorporated in 2018, the Muslim Civic Coalition is the largest statewide coalition and now an emerging national presence led by Muslim co-founders serving ALAANA communities—resilient yet marginalized and often invisible residents and communities of color. Seeing a clear gap in civic power in communities across the state and nation, community organizers, advocates, and influencers came together to execute the Coalition’s mission of equity and civic justice for all communities through advocacy, voter education and turnout, census and redistricting, engage and impact briefings and relationship-building with public officials, partner and ally capacity building, and community data and research.
The Muslim Civic Coalition is a leader in the civic justice landscape with a national presence. Their strategy is to work toward collective national civic power through a specialized regional model of civic justice—a proof of concept in Illinois, which has the largest per capita Muslim population in the nation. The Coalition now has the codified models, templates, and shareable resources to scale regionally and nationally. They are working with other states and national organizations to begin a cohesive national infrastructure and plan. The Coalition plans will lead a network of nimble regional partners to learn and collaborate toward greater impact. They will also continue working with existing national partners to be stronger together for national priorities.
Year founded: 2018
Location: Oak Brook, IL