The Mainstay Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that aims to foster and facilitate growth and progress in the Muslim community in the United States by coordinating the human and financial resources.
Although we have limited resources, we continue to expand the scope of services we provide for Islamic centers and organizations. Through the generous support of donors, especially The Mainstay Foundation – United Kingdom, and within the past five years, we were able to grant over $182,000 to over 24 centers and organizations throughout the United States. We aim to continue our commitment in supporting and empowering Islamic centers and organizations who share our goals and objectives and are committed to servicing their local communities.
If you are an American Shia IthnaAshari center or organization that is interested in applying for grants through our foundation, please fill out the Organization Verification Form below. This is a one-time form every prospective grantee needs to fill out to determine preliminary eligibility for grants through the foundation.
Once you fill out the Organization Verification Form, we will process the form. If your center or organization is found eligible to apply for grants through the foundation, we will email you a link with applications for our open grants.
If you have any questions regarding our foundation’s Grant Providing Program, please email us at Grants@mainstay.us.
The Grant Providing is a program supported by our generous donors, especially the Mainstay Foundation – United Kingdom. We are able to provide this service to assist Islamic Centers and Organizations who share our goals and objectives and are committed to servicing their local communities.
The Mainstay Foundation has a grant department that reviews and evaluates all applications, following all procedures set up by the Board of Trustees and Executive Team. The Foundation’s staff supports the work of the committee but has no direct input on grant making decisions.
In any official grant providing program, there are strict criteria and requirements to be eligible for the grant. Some of these requirements are for legal and compliance purposes. Others are established by the foundation in order to determine who is qualified based on the goals and objectives of the grant.
First, your center or organization must be registered with the state as a non-Profit corporation. Second, your center or organization must be exempt as a 501(c)(3) non-profit, or can qualify as a “church” (i.e. mosque) per the IRS regulations.
No, all information pertaining to the grants including deadlines is found on theHUB. In order to be eligible to apply for a grant, your center or organization must have a Mainstay verification ID number which is a prerequisite for grant eligibility. You can obtain this number by filling out a form found on theHUB under the grant providing section on theHUB.
In any grant providing program, there are strict criteria and requirements to be eligible for the grant. Some of these requirements are for legal and compliance purposes. Others are established by the foundation in order to determine who is qualified based on the goals and objectives of the grant. For example, there may not have been enough funding to distribute grants to all applicants, or the center/organization didn’t adhere to the conditions listed on application.