Non-profit

American Muslim Fund (AMF)

Location:

FREMONT, CA

Tax ID:

81-2936073

Budget (2017):

Revenue: $261,635
Expenses: $139,024
Assets: $130,254

Formation:

2016

The American Muslim Fund is an advocacy group focused on coordinating grants and other financial support for Muslim organizations in the United States. [1] The American Muslim Fund describes itself as the first national community foundation in the United States focused on creating donor advised funds and distributing funds to the Muslim community. [2]

It is most notable for its partnership with the controversial Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) on the so-called “hate-free” philanthropy campaign targeting institutional donor-advised funds’ grantmaking to social conservative organizations. [3]

Activities

“Hate-Free Philanthropy”

On March 10, 2020, the American Muslim Fund, along with the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), released a white paper discussing how philanthropic nonprofits can deny funding to organizations classified as hate groups. Titled “Hate-Free Philanthropy,” the white paper discussed areas including the issue of “hate-funding” for philanthropies, understanding the role of donor-advised funds, the role of private sectors like Big Tech in pushing anti-hate policies, and how the philanthropic community can develop a framework for “greater reform.” [4] The white paper itself was a product of a symposium in August 2019 which included CAIR, SPLC, and the AMF along with several dozen like-minded advocates. [5]

Philanthropy

From 2017 through 2019, the American Muslim Fund granted more than $1 million to 115 nonprofits to support efforts such as disaster and humanitarian relief, food banks and domestic violence shelters. [6]

Among the organization it has contributed to are the University of Texas at Austin, Muslim Foster Care Association, and Clubfoot Solutions. [7]

References

  1. “About Us.” American Muslim Community Foundation. Accessed April 21, 2020. https://amuslimcf.org/about-us/ ^
  2. American Muslim Fund. Launch Good. Accessed May 22, 2020. https://www.launchgood.com/campaign/american_muslim_fund_1#!/ ^
  3. Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). “CAIR, SPLC to Release White Paper on ‘Hate-Free Philanthropy.” PR Newswire. March 9, 2020. https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/cair-splc-to-release-white-paper-on-hate-free-philanthropy-301019899.html ^
  4. Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). “CAIR, SPLC to Release White Paper on ‘Hate-Free Philanthropy.” PR Newswire. March 9, 2020. https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/cair-splc-to-release-white-paper-on-hate-free-philanthropy-301019899.html ^
  5. Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). “CAIR, SPLC to Release White Paper on ‘Hate-Free Philanthropy.” PR Newswire. March 9, 2020. https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/cair-splc-to-release-white-paper-on-hate-free-philanthropy-301019899.html ^
  6. “National Philanthropy Day Highlight.” The American Muslim Fund. Accessed May 22, 2020. https://afpglobal.org/news/national-philanthropy-day-highlight-american-muslim-fund ^
  7. American Muslim Fund. “American Muslims in Philanthropy.” Giving Compass. May 16, 2019. Accessed May 22, 2020. https://givingcompass.org/article/american-muslims-in-philanthropy/ ^
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Nonprofit Information

  • Accounting Period: December - November
  • Tax Exemption Received: December 1, 2016

  • Available Filings

    Period Form Type Total revenue Total functional expenses Total assets (EOY) Total liabilities (EOY) Unrelated business income? Total contributions Program service revenue Investment income Comp. of current officers, directors, etc. Form 990
    2017 Dec Form 990 $261,635 $139,024 $130,254 $2,549 N $258,670 $0 $0 $0 PDF

    Additional Filings (PDFs)

    American Muslim Fund (AMF)

    PO BOX 1533
    FREMONT, CA 94538-0153