Uplifting Truthtellers, Nurturing Communities.

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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A painting of hands cupping a blue and white ISPU diamond-shaped logo over a bed of water. Art by 2022 ISPU intern Suha Asadulla.

With you by our side, ISPU has made it 20 years. This Ramadan, help us to the next 20 by investing in research and education.

The Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU) is the only national organization focused exclusively on conducting and sharing objective, solution-seeking research on American Muslims. And, as of 2022, we’ve been doing this work for 20 years. With your support, ISPU is able to build on our research and forge ahead on new topics and educational resources. Just in 2021, we…

…conducted 16 active research projects covering family and wellness, American pluralism, Muslim contributions, and community capacity building,

…had our research mentioned 847 times in media outlets, educating readers and informing national and local conversations,

…trained 1,354 institutions on our research, equipping X changemakers

And much, much more. We need to keep up this pace to continue uplifting American Muslim communities and shedding light through transformative research throughout 2022, the next twenty years, and beyond.

This Ramadan, we hope you will consider investing in this work by making a Zakat-eligible donation to ISPU.

Are you interested in donating to ISPU’s 2022 Ramadan campaign through PayPal? Follow the button below and use the donation form provided!

If you would like to donate by check, please send to:

Institute for Social Policy and Understanding
6 Parklane Blvd
Suite 510
Dearborn, MI 48126

Your Support = Your Impact

When you give to ISPU, you support research making an impact. You are furthering well-informed dialogue and decision-making. Here are just a few of the stories your support has made possible.

Sadia Khan (far right) with the UC Berkeley MSA Political Action Committee


We know anecdotally that Muslim college students suffer from Islamophobia, but there was room to learn much more. So, ISPU partnered with MSA West to survey over 500 Muslim college students across California, gaining important insights on the well-being of a vulnerable and under-researched population… Read more→

A cub scout raises his hand to say the pledge


An astonishing 42% of American Muslim families reported in 2017 that at least one of their children had been bullied in the past year because of their religion. One quarter of the bullies in these incidents were teachers or school administrators. These statistics horrified Reverend Nathan Walker… Read more→

Imam Hassan Selim


Imam Hassan Selim has led the Islamic Center for Cedar Rapids for more than eight years. Like many in his position, he is tasked with forming a more inclusive mosque, one that can assist an always changing and diverse community in often challenging times. One recurring obstacle was the lack of real-life examples… Read more→

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