The Muslim, Arab, and South Asian-specific organizations below are on the front lines of this fight for equal rights, and they don’t receive nearly as much funding as the ACLU, Planned Parenthood, and other large-scale organizations. If you would like your money to have added impact, consider donating to one of the following organizations.
A civil rights organization committed to defending the rights of people of Arab descent and promoting their rich cultural heritage.
They’ve already started launching resources for reporting discrimination, and materials to educate lawmakers, community members and allies on the dangers of unconstitutional and undemocratic policies that were proposed during the campaign.
The largest Arab American human services nonprofit in the United States. With eight locations and more than 100 programs serving metro Detroit, ACCESS offers a wide range of social, economic, health and educational services to a diverse population.
Fighting for civil rights and empowering Asian Americans to create a more just America for all.
The CLEAR (Creating Law Enforcement Accountability & Responsibility) project, housed at the City University of New York, aims to address the unmet legal needs of Muslim, Arab, South Asian, and other communities in the New York City area that are particularly affected by national security and counter-terrorism policies and practices. They have been at airports since the Muslim Ban was first put into place, defending the rights of those in legal limbo or held by airport security.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties organization, with regional offices nationwide.
A multigenerational, membership led organization of low-wage South Asian immigrant workers and youth in New York City.
A 501c(4) that seeks to engage, educate and empower Muslim, South Asian and Arab American (MASA) communities through educational events, voter initiatives, and leadership development for the purpose of creating a community of equitable, knowledgeable and motivated citizens. (They also have a c3 for those sweet, sweet tax deductible donations)
IMAN is a Chicago-based community organization that fosters health, wellness and healing in the inner-city by organizing for social change, cultivating the arts and operating a holistic health center.
Works through regional volunteers and affiliated organizations across the country who provide thousands of presentations, training seminars and workshops, and panel discussions annually in schools, colleges and universities, law enforcement agencies, corporations, healthcare facilities, and community organizations as part of cultural diversity curricula and programs. (And so much more…)
Islamic Relief USA is a humanitarian organization and a member of Islamic Relief Worldwide. In addition to international relief and development initiatives, Islamic Relief USA also sponsors and funds domestic projects ranging from emergency disaster responses to assisting the American homeless population and supporting those who cannot afford basic healthcare.
ISPU conducts objective, solution-seeking research that empowers American Muslims to further community development and fully contribute to democracy.
Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights is a nonprofit organization committed to promoting human rights globally, especially gender equity, religious freedom and civil rights in the United States. It pursues its mission through education, legal outreach and advocacy.
A grassroots movement rooted in diverse Muslim communities throughout the United States who are working together to build social, spiritual, racial, and economic justice for all people.
A national legal advocacy and educational organization that works on the frontlines of civil rights to guarantee freedom and justice for Americans of all faiths.
The Muslim Alliance for Sexual and Gender Diversity (MASGD) works to support, empower and connect LGBTQ Muslims. It seeks to challenge root causes of oppression, including misogyny and xenophobia. It also aims to increase the acceptance of gender and sexual diversity within Muslim communities, and to promote a progressive understanding of Islam that is centered on inclusion, justice, and equality.
A faith-based human rights education organization focusing on racial justice.
SAALT connects with elected officials, media, and government agencies to highlight issues that affect South Asians. Their work has included regular briefings and meetings with the White House, Department of Justice, and Department of Homeland Security, as well as Advocacy Days that bring advocates and community members closer to decision-makers.
Safeguarding the civil and human rights of all citizens as well as promoting the Sikh identity.