Pillars Fund Grant

Pillars Fund

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Grant amount: US $10,000 - US $50,000

Anticipated deadline: Jul 19, 2020 9:59pm PDT (Letter of inquiry)

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: General Operating Expense, Project / Program

Location of project: United States

Location of residency: United States

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About Pillars

Pillars is an innovative foundation that harnesses wealth in the American Muslim community to build power and create influence around the issues that are most important to us.


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.

In 2010 five philanthropists came together to form Pillars, investing $25,000 each to address the deep, systemic causes of injustice and inequality. Today, this giving community is made up of more than two dozen entrepreneurs and leaders who believe that collective action can transform society and achieve justice.

Our Priorities

Pillars has a competitive grant making process that includes a formal application review by our professional program staff and voting by our Board of Trustees. Our Community Infrastructure Fund makes grants to nonprofit organizations to advance three priorities:


We support social and policy change efforts that protect and expand the human and civil rights of us all.


We support the growth and nurturing of whole, healthy American Muslim communities.


We support a range of approaches to amplify American Muslim voices and create a deeper understanding of American Muslims.

Grant Amounts

Typical Pillars grants range from $10,000 to $50,000. Final awards amounts will depend on a range of factors, including the project or organization need, available funds, etc.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Pillars generally awards grants to nonprofit organizations based in the US working in or closely alongside Muslim communities in the United States.
  • Prospective grantees must have 501(c)(3) status or a fiscal agent with 501(c)(3) status. 


  • While we do not fund the building or maintenance of mosques, religious centers, or schools, Pillars grants may be used to support programs based in those institutions.