IL Muslim Civic Coalition
Grant Type: General Operating
Duration: January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2021
The IL Muslim Civic Coalition organizes hundreds of activists, influencers, and organizations in partnership to empower a diverse collective of Muslims. Their mission is to collaborate and amplify social and civic efforts towards a strong and equitable America.
With the 2020 Census and elections behind them, the IL Muslim Civic Coalition plans to build on their work to mobilize Muslim communities across the state. This work will include critical advocacy during statewide redistricting negotiations, which will determine the electoral boundaries for the next decade. And to further punctuate the collective force and potential of the estimated 500,000 Muslims in Illinois, IL Muslim Civic Coalition is partnering with the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU) and the University of Illinois, Chicago, to conduct the first-ever evidence-based needs assessment of Illinois’ diverse Muslim communities. Modeled after ISPU’s Bay Area Muslim Study, the effort will examine the needs, challenges, opportunities, and demographics of Illinois’ Muslim residents. The resulting evidence-based portrait will help all those working to strengthen our communities and build a more just and equitable Illinois, impacting philanthropic, social, civic, faith, public health, and business outcomes across Illinois for decades to come.
Year founded: 2017
Location: Oak Brook, IL