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This Ramadan, invest in a future that allows vital research to make change across our nation.

We’re raising $150,000 this Ramadan

Will you give to this work that so many rely on?

Can you imagine an America fueled by facts where Muslims are thriving and equal? We can. And we know how to get there.

From the classroom to the courtroom, the mosque to the statehouse, ISPU’s research and education reverberates across every field. And to do that work, we count on the support of individual donors like you. Every dollar you donate goes toward relevant, rigorous research and is a step toward a country that chooses facts over fear. 

Giving today allows our work to continue into 2021 and beyond.

Raise money for ISPU by asking your friends and family to join you in making a difference.

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This Ramadan, invest in a future that allows vital research to make change across our communities and nation.

The Institute for Social Policy and Understanding is the only organization focused exclusively on conducting objective, solution-seeking research on American Muslims. And we’ve been doing it for nearly 20 years. With your support, ISPU research can positively impact millions of Americans, from school classrooms, to local mosques, to major news outlets, to the halls of Congress. In 2020 alone, we reached 23,206 people directly with original analysis and research—all through screens, beginning in March. As we enter the second year of COVID-19 and continue to learn how the pandemic disproportionately affects American Muslim communities, ISPU’s work is more urgent than ever.

We’re raising $150,000 this Ramadan


Will you give to this work that so many rely on?

Are you interested in donating to ISPU’s 2021 Ramadan campaign through PayPal? Follow the button below and use the donation form provided!

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This Ramadan, support much-needed research and education on American Muslims to guide us toward a more inclusive future.

With the support of people like you, ISPU research has positively impacted millions of Americans, from those in middle school classrooms to local mosques to the halls of Congress. And now, in the time of COVID-19 and beyond, this work is even more urgent and important. We need to raise $135,000 to continue to provide the relevant, impactful research and education that so many have come to rely on.

Almost 20 years ago, ISPU was created to meet an urgent and ongoing need for clear, accurate, quality research on American Muslims. After 9/11, we needed research to empower communities, to guide institutions, to illuminate decision-makers. Today, we find ourselves in a different crisis—a global pandemic during which American Muslims are rising to the call yet again, ensuring critical healthcare and other essential services reach the most vulnerable. Now we need your help to ensure another essential service remains available: trustworthy research. 

The need for ISPU’s research is just as great today as it was in 2002. Islamophobia is being fueled in pandemic reporting, with some news outlets using unrelated images of mosques and people wearing Islamic attire to illustrate articles about this devastating virus. Pundits stoke fear and misinformation about Muslims using the pandemic as cover. In this general election year, stay-at-home orders impact civic engagement opportunities, especially in marginalized communities. And, while Americans are quarantined, issues like domestic violence, mental health, schooling of children, and marriage challenges come to the forefront.

These issues that we were working on just a few short weeks ago are, in fact, not only still there—they are being compounded. But the good news is this: ISPU’s work provides solutions and empowers us all. Now, more than ever, we need to stand firm to address critical issues facing our country and let research light the way.

Thank you for donating whatever your budget permits and investing to keep the ground we have all sacrificed and struggled so hard to gain.

Contributions to ISPU, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charity, are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. ISPU’s tax EIN is 38-3633581. Contributions to ISPU are also zakat-eligible. (More details)

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Help equip media professionals, educators, elected officials, and millions of others make meaningful change with facts, research, and essential human stories that speak to the times we live in



Help discover new information, research, and data on American Muslims through projects such as our fifth annual American Muslim Poll and our research on Muslim contributions during the COVID-19 pandemic



Fund greater impact, allowing ISPU’s critical research to reach those who need it most and providing clear insights to mosque and community leaders so they can do their jobs even better



Take a leadership role by illuminating your community, country, and world with desperately needed facts and put critical research in the hands of those with the power to make change

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