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AMCF News: $500 left to unlock a $30,000 match!

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The one donation you’ll ever need to make; your Donor Advised Fund can do the rest!


DECEMber 2019 2 of 2

 

$500 left to unlock a $30,000 match!

 

 

American Muslim Fund has a few generous families matching the $30,000 from our year-end campaign. Right now we are at $29,500 collected and are counting on you to help us pass our goal!

 

We have been inspired by the generosity and philanthropic spirit of the community across the country. This is our last email to you in 2019 and we’re so thankful you’ve been in our corner, supporting our work. Please share this message with your friends, family, and loved ones.

 

Please pitch in today and check out our Social Impact Update on how your contribution makes a difference.

 


 

Celebrating the Success

 

 

 

 

Over the last three years, American Muslim Fund has been able to work with 55 Donor Advised Funds and Giving Circles to distribute over $1,300,000 to more than 120 charities. It’s remarkable what can be accomplished when we work together on a shared vision. When American Muslim Fund donates on your behalf, we represent Muslim charitable giving to the broader society and show that American Muslims care about organizations outside of our own faith community. As an ally, donor, advocate, and more, your partnership strengthens our voice. Thank you.

Fund our strategic initiatives by contributing to our Endowment so we can make a sustainable difference for generations to come.
DONATE TODAY!

American Muslim Fund
PO Box 1533, Fremont, CA 94538
info@amuslimfund.org | www.AMuslimFund.org

844-4AM-FUND

ABOUT US

Founded in 2016, the American Muslim Fund (AMF) is a grassroots, national community foundation 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 Fund is a national community foundation 501c3 nonprofit organization:
IRS Tax ID # 81-2936073. Review our finances online.

 

[AMCF News] Announcing 2 Grant RFPs, How to Get Funds, Set up a DAF & more

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


JANUARY 2020

 

AMF Announces Two Grant Opportunities!

 

 

AMF has a microgrant opportunity for organizations coordinating Census outreach efforts for Muslim communities in Alameda or Marin counties in California. You may be eligible for some funding.

 

Have you considered an endowment for your nonprofit but don’t know how to get started? Your nonprofit can now apply for seed funding from AMF in the amount of $5,000. AMF is selecting three organizations by April 2020. 

 

Learn more about these exciting opportunities.

 

 


 

Census 2020

 

Are you focusing on Census 2020 Outreach? You can use our national Muslim Census Outreach site/form for your benefit. If you’d like to use our form, let us know and we’ll pass on your referrals to you. We’re coordinating a national strategy call on Tuesday February 11 at noon.

 

 


 

 

Want to Receive Donations from AMF?

 

 www.AMuslimFund.org/funded

Your nonprofit organization can sign up on our website to be vetted and added to our online database, a service that we provide to donors to help them find causes and organizations to support, which is available for you to peruse.

 

 

 


 

 

Host AMF in 2020

 

 

Invite AMF to your community or 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 visit.

 

We’ll be in San Diego February 24-28, Pittsburgh April 1-2, Washington, D.C. April 3 and 7, New York April 4-6, and Los Angeles April 10-12.

 

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

 

 


 

 

Join a Giving Circle

 

 

A Giving Circle is a form of philanthropy where groups of individuals donate their own time & money to a pooled fund, deciding together which nonprofit or community project to fund.

 

AMF is currently operating several Giving Circles:

  • Bay Area Giving Collective
  • Fantasy Football for a Cause
  • Interfaith Giving Circle Confronting Hate
  • Woodlands Endowment for Lifelong Learning

Collectively these Giving Circles have donated over $175,000 to charities they’ve selected. If you would like to start or join a Giving Circle in your community, let us know!

 



 


 

 

Setup a Donor Advised Fund (DAF)

 

 

 

A DAF is a giving vehicle that provides you with immediate tax
benefits & allows you to support your charities of choice through grant recommendations on your own timetable. Watch this video to learn more.

 

Join over 65 families across the country that are transforming Muslim Philanthropy in the United States. If you’re interested in setting up a DAF:

Here are some benefits of using a DAF:

  • Get one tax receipt for all your giving
  • Invest your balance for future growth
  • Easily donate appreciated assets and avoid a capital gains tax
  • Create a sadaqa jariya (ongoing charity) in honor of your family or a loved one to create a legacy
  • Pass on your DAF generation to generation

 

 


 

 

Become a Monthly Donor

 

 

Our goal in the next two years is to become fully sustainable from our recurring donations, administrative fees, and endowment. Will you help us achieve our goals?

 

Pitch in today to support our operations or endowment!

 


 

 

Follow Us on Social Media

 

Please help us amplify our voice online and expand our digital footprint by following, liking, and sharing our work!

American Muslim Fund
PO Box 1533, Fremont, CA 94538
info@amuslimfund.org

844-4AM-FUND

 

ABOUT US

Founded in 2016, the American Muslim Fund (AMF) is a grassroots, national community foundation 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 Fund is a national community foundation 501c3 nonprofit organization:
IRS Tax ID # 81-2936073. Review our finances online.

[AMCF News] Black History Month Initiative, Endowment Webinar, Donor Advised Funds (DAFs), & more

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


FEBRUARY 2020

 

Black History Month Initiative

 

 

If you’re looking for way to make a difference this Black History Month, join our initiative to support organizations empowering Black thought & voices within the Muslim community.

 

Donations collected in the month of February will be sent in March to 6 organizations selected from our Nonprofit Directory: Believers Bail Out, Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative, Muslim Wellness Foundation, Sapelo Square, Tayba Foundation, and Timelist Group. You can learn more about the initiative and contribute here.

 

 


 

 

Webinar: All About Endowments 

 

 

 

Have you considered creating an endowment for your nonprofit but don’t know how to get started? It’s never too early or late to start. Join our webinar on Monday March 2 at 11:30am Pacific to learn why now is the best time.

 

Your nonprofit can now apply for seed funding from AMF in the amount of $5,000. AMF is selecting three organizations by April 2020. Learn more about this exciting grant opportunity. We’ll answer questions about this grant cycle on the webinar.

 

 

 


 

 

Host AMF in 2020

 

 

Invite AMF to your community or 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 visit.

 

Thank you to the Muslim Association of Puget Sound and Wasat for hosting us in Seattle earlier this month.

 

We’ll be in San Diego March 28-29, Pittsburgh April 1-2, Washington, D.C. April 3 and 7, New York April 4-6, and Los Angeles April 10-12.

 

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



 


 

 

Setup a Donor Advised Fund (DAF)

 

 

 

With Ramadan around the corner, you can streamline your charitable giving through a Donor Advised Fund. A DAF is a giving vehicle that provides you with immediate tax
benefits & allows you to support your charities of choice through grant recommendations on your own timetable. Watch this video to learn more.

 

Here are some benefits of using a DAF:

  • Get one tax receipt for all your giving
  • Invest your balance for future growth
  • Easily donate appreciated assets and avoid a capital gains tax
  • Create a sadaqa jariya (ongoing charity) in honor of your family or a loved one to create a legacy
  • Pass on your DAF generation to generation

Join over 70 families across the country that are transforming Muslim Philanthropy in the United States. If you’re interested in setting up a DAF:

  1. Simply fill out our DAF Inquiry Form
  2. Schedule a conversation with Muhi Khwaja
  3. Sign our MOU
  4. Fund your DAF: Mail a check (PO Box 1533 Fremont, CA 94538), Donate Appreciated AssetsGive Online or ask for Wire Transfer instructions (donate@AMuslimFund.org).

 

 


 

 

Become a Monthly Donor

 

 

A gift to support AMF makes all of the nonprofits and donors in our ecosystem stronger. For our ecosystem to survive, every gift plays its part. You are necessary and vital to the success of our ecosystem. Our goal in the next two years is to become fully sustainable from our recurring donations, administrative fees, and endowment. Will you help us achieve our goals?

 

Pitch in today to support our operations or endowment!

 

 


 

 

Follow Us on Social Media

 

Please help us amplify our voice online and expand our digital footprint by following, liking, and sharing our work!

American Muslim Fund
PO Box 1533, Fremont, CA 94538
info@amuslimfund.org

844-4AM-FUND

 

ABOUT US

Founded in 2016, the American Muslim Fund (AMF) is a grassroots, national community foundation 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 Fund is a national community foundation 501c3 nonprofit organization:
IRS Tax ID # 81-2936073. Review our finances online.

Our Annual Meeting, Giving Circles, & Updates

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october 2019

 

Annual Meeting

 

 

 

Hear from the American Muslim Community Foundation leadership team on our progress so far and how you can help us in 2020. The annual meeting will take place at the Los Gatos Islamic Center (16789 Farley Rd. Los Gatos, CA 95032) on Sunday November 3, 2019 from 1:30pm – 3:30pm. We hope you and your family can join.

 

Please RSVP by emailing RSVP@amuslimcf.org or find our event on Facebook.

 

 

Giving Circles Quickstart Training/Mentorship

 

 

A Giving Circle is a form of philanthropy where groups of individuals donate their own time & money to a pooled fund, deciding together which nonprofit or community project to fund.

 

AMCF now hosts 3 Giving Circles across the country and we would love for you to start one! Have a group of friends from college? Or want to give together with your siblings? We can help.

 

Join Amplifier Giving’s webinar and cohort on Giving Circles Quickstart Training/Mentorship. For $50 you’ll partake in a 90 minute webinar on Thursday November 14, 2019 9-10:30am Pacific. Additionally, you’ll be placed with a mentor for 3 1:1 sessions and ongoing support from American Muslim Community Foundation. Sign up today.

 

 

AMCF Since September

 

 

 

A lot has been going on since we’ve last reached out. Here’s a quick update on some of our progress and community engagements:

  • Hate Free Philanthropy Forum in Washington, D.C. on “Are Donor Advised Funds Really the Problem?”
  • ISNACon Panel on “Islam & Philanthropy: Nonprofit Founders & Funders”
  • MUPPIES Annual Conference Panel on “Leadership Through Powerful Storytelling”
  • Developing Annual Sustainability course in partnership with Center on Muslim Philanthropy in Canton, MI
  • Concordia Forum
  • AMCF Board of Directors Strategic Planning Retreat
  • Developing Annual Sustainability course in partnership with Center on Muslim Philanthropy in Fremont, CA
  • Article in the Financial Times
  • We’ll be receiving the 2019 Outstanding Foundation award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals Golden Gate Chapter on Friday November 15

 

 

 

 

Our Collective Progress

 

 

Over the last three years, American Muslim Community Foundation has been able to work with more than 53 Donor Advised Funds and Giving Circles to distribute over $1,100,000 to more than 116 charities. It’s remarkable what can be accomplished when we work together on a shared vision, to lead sacred, sustainable, & strategic Muslim philanthropy for today and future generations.

 

If you’d like to lend your skillset to our growing team, simply respond to this email to get involved.

 
Fund our strategic initiatives by contributing to our Endowment so we can make a sustainable difference for generations to come.
DONATE TODAY!

American Muslim Fund
PO Box 1533, Fremont, CA 94538
info@amuslimfund.org | www.AMCF.org

844-4AM-FUND

    OPEN A DAFDONATE  AMAZON SMILE

FACEBOOKTWITTER  INSTAGRAM  


ABOUT US

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

 

VISION

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


MISSION

 American Muslim Community Foundation cultivates a thriving philanthropic ecosystem to advance charitable causes by evolving donor giving and diversifying funding pathways for community organizations.


American Muslim Community Foundation is a national community foundation 501c3 nonprofit organization, IRS Tax ID # 81-2936073.

 

AMCF @ ISNACon & more

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August 2019

 

Will you be at ISNACon?

 

 

 

AMCF’s Muhi Khwaja will be moderating an important panel at ISNACon this weekend on Islam and Philanthropy: Nonprofit Founders and Funders.  Everyone has a cause they are passionate about.  Come meet funders and founders of some great nonprofit organizations. Listen to their stories and explore research done by the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding on American Muslim Philanthropy.

 

Join Joohi Tahir of MUHSEN, Zaid Khan of the Center on American Muslim Philanthropy, Rashid Dar of the John Templeton Foundation and Muhi Khwaja of the American Muslim Community Foundation at ISNACon, Saturday August 31, 2019 at 11:30am-12:30pm in room 320A.

 

 

AMCF in Detroit & on the Road

 

 

American Muslim Community Foundation will be visiting the Detroit area at the end of September to teach a course of Developing Annual Sustainability. Participants will receive a certificate from Indiana University. This event is hosted by the Michigan Muslim Community Council and will take place at the Muslim Community of Western Suburbs ITT Campus in Canton, MI.

 

If you are a donor, nonprofit leader, or simply want to learn best practices, you’ll enjoy this class and walk away with more strategies and best practices you can help implement. You can bring this course to your community. Simply reach out to start the conversation.

 

We’ll also be visiting:

  • ISNA August 30-September 2 in Houston, TX
  • MUPPIES September 21-22 in Chicago, IL
  • Your community!

Invite us out to your community by responding to this email!

 

 

Gift to donors

 

 

 

If you donated $100 or more to AMCF this year, we are mailing you a copy of Ghalib Victor Begg’s memoir, Our Muslim Neighbors, next week! Thank you to everyone who participated in helping us raise more than $50,000 in Ramadan.

 

Your support means so much to us and a gift of any amount is always appreciated. A special shout out to our monthly donors who keep AMCF sustainable!

 

 

Giving Circles

 

A Giving Circle is a form of philanthropy where groups of individuals donate their own time & money to a pooled fund, deciding together which nonprofit or community project to fund.

 

If you play in a Fantasy Football league, consider having the participants pitch in ‘for a cause’ and allocate funding to AMCF. At the end of the season, your league champ can select a charity of their choice! Join the movement by contacting us today about Fantasty Football 4 A Cause.

 

 

Want to get involved?

 

Over the last three years, American Muslim Community Foundation has been able to work with more than 50 Donor Advised Funds and Giving Circles to distribute over $1,000,000 to 116 charities. It’s remarkable what can be accomplished when we work together on a shared vision, to lead sacred, sustainable, & strategic Muslim philanthropy for today and future generations.

 

If you’d like to lend your skillset to our growing team, simply respond to this email to get involved.

Fund our strategic initiatives by contributing to our Endowment so we can make a sustainable difference for generations to come.
DONATE TODAY!

American Muslim Fund
PO Box 1533, Fremont, CA 94538
info@amuslimfund.org | www.AMCF.org

844-4AM-FUND

    OPEN A DAFDONATE  AMAZON SMILE

FACEBOOKTWITTER  INSTAGRAM  


ABOUT US

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

 

VISION

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


MISSION

 American Muslim Community Foundation cultivates a thriving philanthropic ecosystem to advance charitable causes by evolving donor giving and diversifying funding pathways for community organizations.


American Muslim Community Foundation is a national community foundation 501c3 nonprofit organization, IRS Tax ID # 81-2936073.