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

Islamic Society of North America: Shoulder-to-Shoulder

Shoulder-to-Shoulder, a project of the Islamic Society of North America, is an interfaith organization dedicated to ending anti-Muslim sentiment by strengthening the voice of freedom and peace.


As rhetoric against Muslim-Americans has worsened, faith leaders have played a critical role to foster a more just and inclusive society. Shoulder-to-Shoulder has developed a 2-day training entitled “Faith Over Fear: Empowering Faith Leaders to Combat Islamophobia” for faith leaders to learn effective strategies to better advocate against the narrative of fear and divisiveness to effectively confront anti-Muslim bigotry.

With the help of our grant, Shoulder-to-Shoulder seeks to expand the work by hosting and conducting two Faith Over Fear trainings in two geographic regions in the United States.

Total Commitment

2018: $40,000 up to one year.