Democracy Fund

The Democracy Fund invests in organizations working to ensure that our political system is able to withstand new challenges and deliver on its promise to the American people.

Democracy Fund

Institute for Social Policy and Understanding

The Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU) is an organization focused on providing objective, solution-based research to educate the general public on trends that are affecting the American Muslim community, and enable change leaders, media actors, and policy makers to make informed decisions. Their research aims to empowers American Muslims to develop communities that fully contribute to democracy and increased unity in the United States.

Why We Invested

The Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU) addresses challenges facing the American Muslim community through a commitment to comprehensive research on the subject, raising awareness, and partnering with advocates in the field to ensure that their work is fully informed on the communities they wish to serve. As the only research-based organization focused solely on issues affecting American Muslims and the environment in which they navigate, ISPU is uniquely placed to provide the resources and information needed by organizations, companies, and the greater public.

Democracy Fund’s Just and Inclusive Society Project works to protect communities facing threats through the public square and litigation/legal services. This grant will support the continuation of this research by ISPU, which has remained at the forefront of discovering trends and opportunities impacting the American Muslim community since 2002.

How You Can Get Involved

1. Receive updates from The Institute for Social Policy and Understanding by subscribing to their newsletter.

2. Make a donation to support the work at The Institute for Social Policy and Understanding.

Total Commitment

2019: Up to $200,000 over 2 years. 2018: Up to $100,000 over 1 year. 2017: Up to $75,000 over 1 year.