The Mainstay Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Mainstay aims to foster and facilitate growth and progress in the Muslim Community in the United States by coordinating the human and financial resources.  The foundation focuses on three major strategic initiatives, research development, human development, and organizational development.

Through our organizational development initiative, we are committed supporting and empowering Islamic Centers and organizations by providing essential services. From providing speakers for important religious occasions through the Speakers Bureau to offering ongoing consulting services through our Panel of Experts, we have assisted more than 30 centers over the last several years.

Although we have limited resources, we continue to expand the scope of services we provide for Islamic Centers and Organizations. This year, we are excited to launch our Grant Providing Program. Through the generous support of donors, especially The Mainstay Foundation – United Kingdom, we are able to activate this service to assist Islamic Centers and Organizations who share our goals and objectives and are committed to servicing their local communities.

If you are an American Shia Ithna Ashari 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

The Organization Verification Form