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Ramadan Letter

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Ramadan Mubarak!

 
From our family to yours, Ramadan Mubarak on behalf of the American Muslim Community Foundation (AMCF). We pray that you and your loved ones have stayed healthy and safe during this unprecedented time. We are grateful for your support and commitment to AMCF’s vision to lead sustainable and strategic Muslim philanthropy for today and future generations.
 

Quick Update

Earlier this year, we announced a slight change to our name brand; from American Muslim Fund to American Muslim Community Foundation. We evolved our brand to better communicate the breadth of our commitment to advancing American Muslim philanthropy. As a community foundation, we will continue our mission to cultivate the donor giving ecosystem and diversify funding to advance the charitable causes that matter to you.

What We’ve Been Up To:

  • Over the last three years, AMCF has established and managed over 76 Donor Advised Funds and Giving Circles, distributing over $1.7 million to 150+ charities. It’s remarkable what can be accomplished when we work together on a shared vision for collective good. Here are some of our highlights to date… 
  • During our first quarter of 2020, we’ve distributed over $300,000 to 70 charities; supporting initiatives for Black History, Women’s History, US Census, Covid-19 Response and many more. This year, we will continue to focus on causes that impact American-Muslims, while uplifting all minorities and marginalized communities working to promote social justice. We will keep these initiatives active for you to support throughout the year. Please review our initiatives here: http://bit.ly/amcf-cart
  • Hosted a series of webinars & events that you can watch on our website: https://amuslimcf.org/recorded-events.
  • For nonprofits, we are hosting 5 endowments and fiscally sponsoring 6 projects. You can learn more about partnering with us on our website: https://amuslimcf.org/partnerships
  • Launching the #MuslimPhilanthropy Podcast: https://amuslimcf.org/mppodcast. By listening, you can learn more about organized donor giving, nonprofit best practices, programs, services, and hear from the leaders in the field at over 365 organizations in our Nonprofit Directory: https://amuslimcf.org/funded.
  • Developed Muslim Philanthropic Values: In partnership with The Muslim Productive Company, leveraging their Barakah Culture Cards. You’ll receive a card set with a minimum monthly gift of $10 or by participating in a Donor Advised Fund or Giving Circle. This is a perfect way to discover what motivates your charitable giving and have a fun activity with friends or family to discuss the causes you love supporting: https://amuslimcf.org/mpvc
  •  Stay tuned for an exciting new initiative later in the year; launching our Nonprofit Ecosystem Accelerator. Applications will be announced on social media so be sure to follow us @amuslimcf. More information at https://amuslimcf.org/accelerator.

Our Commitment

We are eager to continue to strengthen and cultivate donor giving to further diversifying funding pathways for charitable causes. Our work is most imperative during this unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic affecting everyone; nonprofit organizations, families, and pretty much the entire charitable giving ecosystem in which we operate. The work of a community foundation and the function of Donor Advised Funds (DAF) have played a critical role during this pandemic because these are accounts setup with assets and cash already dedicated for charitable giving.  

The Power of Collective Giving

Make a difference by strategically and collectively using your sadaqa and zakat in a meaningful way. Learn more about our COVID-19 Response Fund for Nonprofits, https://amuslimcf.org/covid-19. We’ve raised over $260,000 to support masjids and nonprofits across the country with our partners. You can start a DAF, or a Giving Circle to create further impact: https://amuslimcf.org/donors or text DAF to 71441. 

 
Join us on our mission by making your contribution today here on LaunchGood, committing online: https://amuslimcf.org/donation or texting AMCF to 71441. When AMCF donates on your behalf, we represent Muslim charitable giving to the broader society and demonstrate our steadfast commitment to social justice. As an ally, donor, advocate, and more, your partnership strengthens our voice.

Muhi Khwaja (l) & Safaa Ibrahim (r) receiving the 2019 Outstanding Foundation Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals

With Gratitude,

Safaa Ibrahim
Co-Founder, President, Board of Directors

Muhi Khwaja
Co-Founder, Director of Development & Philanthropy

P.S. Keep an eye out for our daily ‘5 Fast Minutes’ on social media where we interview organizations we’ve supported. To follow our accounts, text SOCIALS to 71441.

[AMCF News] COVID-19 Response Fund for Nonprofits, Women’s History Month Initiative, Grant Deadline Extended, & more

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The one donation to rule them all; your Donor Advised Fund can do the rest!

MARCH 2020

 

New Name, Continued Commitment 

 

We are evolving our brand to better communicate the breadth of our commitment to advancing American Muslim philanthropy.

 

 

A Community Foundation is a publicly supported philanthropic nonprofit institution governed by a board, which serves its donors, the nonprofit sector, and the community. Watch this video to learn more

 

                        

 

                                      


 

The COVID-19 Response Fund for Nonprofits

 

 

In response to the Corona Virus & the impact it will have on the ability for nonprofit organizations to fundraise over the next few months, AMCF has created the COVID-19 Response Fund for Nonprofits to allocate funding to organizations impacted.  

 

You can learn more and contribute on our LaunchGood campaign. Should there be a stimulus check sent out, and you are not in need of the funds, this is a perfect way to pay it forward to help those in need.

 


 

Women’s History Month Initiative 

 

 

In honor of Women’s History Month, AMCF selected 15 organizations from our Nonprofit Directory to support.

 

Browse through the causes and donate directly to the causes of your choice.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Extended Deadlines for Census Outreach

& Starting Endowments Grants

 

Since the original deadlines aligned with the Corona Virus outbreak receiving media attention and with the CDC’s restriction on public events, many nonprofits were focused on internal policies and updates. To alleviate the pressure, AMCF decided to extend the deadline to Sunday March 29, 2020

 

We hope that the additional two weeks allows for nonprofits to focus their attention on their operations and provides enough time to apply for the grant opportunity.  

 

Find out more about the Request for Proposals on our Grants site.




 

Host AMCF online

 

Invite AMCF to your community via your living room! We rely on the generosity of our donors and allies to promote our work. If you’ve benefited in any way, help introduce us to others in your network. Whether you are a nonprofit receiving funds or setting up an endowment, a family participating in a Giving Circle or donating through a Donor Advised Fund, or someone who just wants to represent Muslim philanthropy in a more strategic way, we would love to talk with you.

 

All of our previously scheduled events for Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., New York, New Jersey, California, Michigan, and Texas have been updated as webinars or postponed. You can still sign up and find out more on our events page. This will result in hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost revenue to nonprofit organizations. We hope you can help host a webinar with your friends to learn how you can make a difference.

 

Connect with us so you can make the most of your Ramadan giving.




 

#MuslimsCount2020 – Census & Past Events

 

 

 

AMCF is excited to partner with nonprofits across the country along with the U.S. Census Bureau nationally to focus on Muslim participation with the Census. We are encouraging the Muslim community across the country to fill out the Census on Friday April 3, 2020. Help spread us the word for #MuslimsCount2020 online. Visit MyCensus2020.gov to fill it out.

 

Also of note are our Recorded Events, most recently a Census 101 for Mosque Leaders.

 


 

Follow Us on Social Media

 

To stay up to date on our work in between our monthly email newsletters, follow us online. Please help us amplify our voice online and expand our digital footprint by following, liking, and sharing our work!

American Muslim Community Foundation
PO Box 1533, Fremont, CA 94538
info@amuslimcf.org

844-426-3863

 

ABOUT US

Founded in 2016, the American Muslim Community Foundation (AMCF) is a grassroots, national nonprofit in the United States focused on creating Donor Advised Funds, Giving Circles, distributing grants, and building endowments for the Muslim community.

 

VISION

Leading sustainable & strategic Muslim philanthropy for today & future generations. 


MISSION

Cultivating donor giving and diversifying funding to advance charitable causes. 


American Muslim Community Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit organization:
IRS Tax ID # 81-2936073. Review our finances online.