ISF's $25,000 Matching Fund

Each year, we rely upon our dedicated supporters, like you, to help us reach our annual banquet goal. This year, to give us a boost in helping meet our overall target, we have a generous donor willing to match every gift up to $25,000. This is a special opportunity to double your impact! Do not miss your chance to increase and maximize your gift size, contributing to our continued success and impact on the American Muslim community. 



Don’t forget to register for the banquet! In addition to our fantastic keynote speaker, Amna Nawaz,  host Yasmin Elhady, and ISF Alumni panelists, Lila Hassan, Omar Shakir, Nicole Fauster, and Ruwa Romman, we will announce the winners of this year's film grant application. Join us to learn more about ISF's complete cycle of support, which keeps scholars engaged and excited about their careers in public policy, public interest law, and media, and hear the latest news from each of our program areas.

For check donations, please make your check payable to ISF and send to:

1935 Addison St Suite A, Berkeley, CA, 94704

To give now, text "ISFDONATE" to 40691.

Your gifts are both tax deductible and zakat eligible!

Your donation ensures we continue increasing American Muslim representation by providing:

  • Academic Scholarships
  • Congressional Fellowships and Internships
  • Judicial Internships
  • Film Grants

ISF Alumni Generated 2500+ Articles

Made 1200 + Media Appearances

Produced 160+ Films Watched by millions of viewers

Given 10,200 + Lectures

$2.2  Million Awarded

ISF Supported 75 Law Students and 65 Are Attorneys

Alumni row

Why We Focus on Our Program Areas


Only 1.1% of the characters portrayed in the 100 top US films from 2017-2019 were Muslim


40% of US population are people of color, but only 10% of associated attorneys are people of color


In local TV news, only 26.6% are people of color and a significantly lower percentage are Muslim


An estimated 1-3% of the US population is Muslim, but only 0.5% of members of Congress are Muslim