Our Programs

Pillars believes that strong leaders and institutions are key to creating a world where American Muslims can live and thrive with dignity.

PILLARS INVESTS in organizations that are driven by and accountable to the communities they serve and that take intersectional approaches that lead with inquiry, bridge-building, and innovation.

Grant Making

Pillars believes that strong leaders and institutions are key to creating a world where American Muslims can live and thrive with dignity. Our Community Infrastructure Fund makes grants to support leaders and institutions that take an integrated approach to promote rights, wellness, and understanding.

Storytelling Initiatives

Pillars invests in initiatives and cultural projects that empower American Muslims to tell their own stories, ensuring that more accurate and authentic narratives are represented in media and pop culture. From backing talented Muslim writers and entertainers to designing a long-term culture change strategy in partnership with Pop Culture Collaborative, we recognize the power of media and pop culture to influence our daily lives by shaping our perceptions of one another.

Thought Leadership

Pillars serves as a cultural advocate and resource to help those outside the American Muslim community understand the critical role Muslims play in civil society. Meaningful representation matters, especially when it comes to decisions and depictions that directly affect our communities. We have advised the country’s premier foundations, think tanks, media, and civic leaders on how to use their distinct platforms to thoughtfully engage American Muslims.

“Pillars is where a donation
becomes a grant.”

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