News & Media

Pillars believes in the importance of reaching people with insights, information, and stories about American Muslims and Islam. We do this through our grant making and culture change program, as well as by engaging media and participating in events.
See below for recent highlights.

Pillars Fund

Now Hiring: Communications and Outreach Manager

Teen Vogue

With economic and food insecurity increasing, Muslims enter their holiest month.

Digital Journal

FBRK Impact House is home to Chicago’s top Impact Leaders!


Social distancing is giving the Islamic holy month a different feel.

Pillars Fund

Support for our community artists and activists during these trying times.

Religion News Service

Oral history project preserves stories of black Muslim seniors amid pandemic

Teen Vogue

Two major Golden Globes 2020 wins signify the desire to see complicated characters up close and personal.

Financial Times

State scrutiny has not turned US Muslims away from giving


Major leaders from public media companies and private foundations join entertainment industry executives to provide insight and counsel

Pillars Fund

Statement Regarding New Zealand Mosque Massacres

Pillars Fund

Pillars is happy to announce that our Executive Director Kashif Shaikh has been selected to participate in the Ambassadors for Health Equity Fellowship

Pillars Fund

Pillars Fund Awards $625,000 to 26 Organizations...

The Center for Effective Philanthropy

Beyond the Ban: Working in and with American Muslim Communities


Muslims Are Having A Hollywood Moment


Pittsburgh, Kentucky, and Overcoming Hate – Statement from Executive Director, Kashif Shaikh


Philanthropy’s Place in American Hate

Crain's Chicago Business

Pillars Fund awards grants solely to organizations working to further the understanding of the American Muslim community

Buzzfeed News

These Muslim Millionaires Want You To Think Of Philanthropy When You Think Of Islam

Chicago Sun Times

Chicago Grantmaker is Making National Waves

Inside Philanthropy

If there’s a time for philanthropy to pay attention to America’s Muslim community, that time is now.