Our Partners

Our Partners

MALA works with a diverse coalition of partners and supporters, from major corporations and foundations to grassroots community groups. Our work advances thanks to these dynamic and generous partners. Several of MALA’s partnerships are listed below.

    INSTITUTIONAL PARTNERS

    MALA is an accredited non-governmental organization with the United Nations, including as an NGO member of the United Nations Economic and Social Council. MALA also collaborates with UN Women, a UN-affiliated organization dedicated to gender equality, and the US Fund for UNICEF, particularly on efforts to protect girls from FGM.
    MALA’s partner for “Muslim American Journeys,” StoryCorps provides people of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to preserve their stories – with outstanding stories broadcast on NPR’s Morning Edition. StoryCorps has helped record oral testimony from many diverse Americans of Muslim heritage and spotlight compelling stories on NPR.
    Each “Muslim American Journeys” profile is preserved at the Library of Congress’s American Folklife Center, which has also hosted a special event spotlighting several contributors to the project. The Library of Congress is the world’s largest library, working to further the progress of knowledge and creativity for the benefit of the American people.
    This landmark new Smithsonian museum in Washington DC has partnered with MALA to archive oral history testimony collected as part of MALA’s “Muslim American Journeys” program. The NMAAHC archive spotlights voices from the African-American diasporah and Black Muslim-American communities.
    Chicago Cultural Alliance is an alliance founded to support, promote, and connect Chicago’s cultural heritage centers and museums for a more inclusive and equitable Chicago.  MALA is a founding member of CCA.
    The National Endowment for the Arts is an independent federal agency that funds, promotes, and strengthens the creative capacity of our communities by providing all Americans with diverse opportunities for arts participation.  NEA has been a valuable partner in MALA’s oral history work.
    The American Folklife Center was created in 1976 by the U.S. Congress to “preserve and present American folklife” through programs of research, documentation, archival preservation, reference service, live performance, exhibitions, publications, and training.  The center houses MALA’s Muslim American Journeys oral history project.