Partners & Supporters

MALA works with a diverse community of partners and supporters to promote individual freedom and diversity, and to celebrate Muslim American heritage.

MALA is open to choice and creed, and embraces free expression, gender equality, and pluralism as cherished universal ideals. MALA is proud to partner and work with these organizations.


MALA’s partner for “Muslim American Journeys,” StoryCorps provides people of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share and preserve their stories. Millions of people listen to its weekly broadcasts on NPR’s Morning Edition.


The New Agenda
The New Agenda is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls by bringing about systemic change in the media, at the workplace, at school, and at home. It seeks to achieve safety and opportunity for all women by addressing issues which unite us and by advancing women into leadership roles.


Benevity is the global leader in online workplace giving, matching, volunteering and integrated grant management solutions.


Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
The Gates Foundation is a grant-making foundation that supports initiatives in education, world health and population, and community giving.


Praxair, Inc
Praxair, Inc. generously supports MALA’s Scholarship Program. Praxair, Inc. works toward a single goal: making our planet more productive.


Lean In
Lean In is a nonprofit organization and online community dedicated to helping all women achieve their ambitions.


American Endowment Foundation
American Endowment Foundation is the leading independent donor-advised fund in the US, working closely with donors’ financial advisors to help them achieve their charitable legacy.


Library of Congress
Each “Muslim American Journeys” profile is preserved at the Library of Congress’s American Folklife Center. The Library of Congress is the world’s largest library, and works to further the progress of knowledge and creativity for the benefit of the American people.


WBEZ – Chicago Public Media
“Muslim American Journeys” stories are produced and amplified with the support of WBEZ, an NPR station operated by Chicago Public Media. The station also produces national shows like This American Life and Wait, Wait… Don’t Tell Me!


Aga Khan Foundation
“Muslim American Journeys” is supported by the Aga Khan Foundation, a private international development agency. The Foundation assists vulnerable people on four continents, irrespective of race, religion, political persuasion, or gender.


American Muslim Community Service
Flint Michigan’s Muslim community aims to rebuild community service through active engagement.


Morgan Stanley
MALA’s StoryCorps project is supported by Morgan Stanley Foundation. Morgan Stanley is rooted in communities around the world—which means a unique opportunity to commit ourselves to philanthropy and public works.


MALA partners with US Fund for UNICEF on programs to protect the rights of children and women. Its initiatives include raising awareness on violence against children, human trafficking, FGM, and child marriage.


Jane Addams Hull House Museum
Owned and operated by the University of Illinois at Chicago, is a historic memorial to Jane Addams and her innovative settlement house programs. MALA partners with the museum for programs and events related to gender equality and women’s empowerment.


Illinois Humanities Council
Illinois Humanities works to build dialogue across all sectors of society to examine issues important to democracy. The Council focuses on the areas of public policy, media & journalism, business, and art.


Arab American National Museum
The Arab American National Museum is the first museum in the world devoted to Arab American history and culture.


Participant Media
MALA’s educational screenings of “He Named Me Malala” are supported by Participant Media, a media company dedicated to entertainment that inspires and compels social change. Its films include The Kite Runner and An Inconvenient Truth.


Corporation for National and Community Service
The Corporation for National and Community Service is a US federal government agency that engages more than five million Americans in service through AmeriCorps, Learn and Serve America, Senior Corps, and other national service initiatives.


Points of Light
Points of Light is an international nonprofit, nonpartisan organization headquartered in the United States. It is dedicated to engaging more people and resources in solving serious social problems through voluntary service.


Malala Fund
MALA’s programming partner for screenings of “He Named Me Malala” is Malala Fund, a charity inspired and led by Nobel Prize-winning teenager Malala Yousafzai. The Fund empowers girls to achieve their potential and inspire positive change in their communities.


Global Giving
GlobalGiving is a nonprofit that connects donors with grassroots projects around the world. Its mission is to catalyze a global market for ideas, information, and money that democratizes aid and philanthropy.


Donors Choose is a US-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that allows individuals to donate directly to public school classroom projects.


Fidelity Charitable
Fidelity Charitable helps further the American tradition of philanthropy by providing programs that make charitable giving simple, effective, and accessible.


PayPal Giving Fund
PayPal Giving Fund is a 501 (c) 3 that gives nonprofits access to innovative fundraising opportunities that provide new sources of support for their work.


Loyola University Center for the Human Rights of Children
The mission of the Center for the Human Rights of Children is to advance and protect the rights of children.


Loyola University Chicago
Loyola University Chicago offers students an unmatched educational experience. The university welcomes students from all faiths and backgrounds, with a common purpose of building a better society.


UN Women
UN Women is the United Nations organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women.


UN NGO Committee on Sustainable Development
MALA participates in the NGO Committee on Sustainable Development, which monitors sustainable development commitments adopted by the United Nations.  The Committee works with the UN community to advance sustainable development and gender equality.


Picture Motion
Picture Motion is the leading marketing and advocacy firm for issue driven films.


Benedictine University
Benedictine University is a private Roman Catholic university located in Lisle, a suburb of Chicago, Illinois.