EIN 81-0983087

Pillars Fund

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The Pillars Fund strengthens relations with American Muslims and all Americans by strategically supporting nonprofit organizations that amplify the talents and leadership of American Muslims and improve the communities they serve. Their community grantmaking fund, Pillars Signature Program, awards grants to a series of nonprofits across the U.S. working to amplify leaderships, talents, and narratives of American Muslims through a competitive grantmaking process.
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Program areas at Pillars Fund

Pillars Signature Program is our community grantmaking fund. Pillars makes grants to a series of nonprofit organizations in the U.S. that are working to amplify the leaderships, talents and narratives of American Muslims. Through a competitive grantmaking process in which pillars staff evaluates over 100 organizations that apply for funding from pillars, we make decisions on which organizations to make a grant to based on a number of factors including strong financial statements, leadership and impacts of mission.

Grants made by Pillars Fund

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN)Program Support$130,000
City University of New York School of Law FoundationProgram Support$125,000
Georgia Muslim Voter ProjectProgram Support$125,000
...and 32 more grants made totalling $2,085,000

Who funds Pillars Fund

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
The Chicago Community TrustPillars Catalyze Fund, Unrestricted Funds (Annual Contribution)$988,433
The Ford FoundationGeneral Support$500,000
Open Society FoundationsTo Provide General Support$400,000
...and 12 more grants received

Personnel at Pillars Fund

Kalia AbiadeVice President of Programs
Kashif ShaikhExecutive Director$209,997
Katie GrimesCommunications and Outreach Manager
Mohammad MiaSocial Media Manager
Amirah FauziProgram Manager
...and 1 more key personnel

Financials for Pillars Fund

RevenuesFYE 12/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$3,854,432
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$1,179
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$3,855,611

Form 990s for Pillars Fund

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-122023-11-03990View PDF
2021-122022-08-25990View PDF
2020-122021-07-15990View PDF
2019-122020-11-10990View PDF
2018-122020-01-31990View PDF
...and 2 more Form 990s

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Data update history
January 23, 2024
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
January 23, 2024
Updated personnel
Identified 1 new personnel
December 23, 2023
Received grants
Identified 2 new grant, including a grant for $988,433 from The Chicago Community Trust
August 1, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2021
July 24, 2023
Received grants
Identified 16 new grant, including a grant for $848,316 from The Chicago Community Trust
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General information
200 W Madison FLR 3
Chicago, IL 60606
Metro area
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
Website URL
(312) 574-0077
IRS details
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Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
T12: Philanthropy, Voluntarism and Grantmaking Foundations Fund Raising and Fund Distribution
NAICS code, primary
813211: Grantmaking Foundations
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