Islamic Society of Northern Wisconsin (ISNW) Altoona Masjid 527 2nd St, Altoona, WI 52773 info@altoonamasjid.com (715) 831-1560
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Purpose

Purpose:
The mission is to assist small, grassroots efforts as well as individuals’ by providing small amounts of funding in 3 distinct charitable areas. The areas are:

  1. Islamic Studies Scholarships

  2. Seriously ill patients who are of Egyptian origin as well as other seriously ill patients as determined by the Committee on Charitable Giving (CCG)

  3. Community-based, small projects and grassroots efforts by organizations and individuals that are aimed at fulfilling a need to the community served or targeted either in the Chippewa Valley Community in Northern Wisconsin, or elsewhere in North America, or internationally

The three areas of grants giving are further described and detailed as:

  1. Islamic Studies Scholarships: Scholarships are provided in generally to assist and support North American students specializing in Islamic Studies or other area of study who are intentioned to serve Islam in several ways:

    1. Students can be studying to become an Imam or a Muslim cleric in any sect of Islam.

    2. Students may be pursuing a field with the intent to serve as a Muslim chaplain.

    3. Students may be pursuing an academic, scholarly or research career in Islamic studies, Islamic theology, or history or related field.

    4. Students may be pursuing a career with the intent to provide support services such as counseling to Muslim communities.

    5. Other areas of expertise in an Islamic field will be considered.

  1. Seriously ill patients: Grants will be provided to particularly help financially needy patients who are of Egyptian origin living in  Egypt or elsewhere. Other seriously ill patients from other backgrounds will also be considered. Funding can be for specialized treatment that is needed either in or out of Egypt or elsewhere. Funding can also be used for the personal needs of the patient.

  2. Community-based small projects: Grants will be provided to support small projects and grassroots undertaken by organizations or by individuals that are aimed at fulfilling a need to the community served or targeted.  Project can take place and target communities locally in the Chippewa Valley Community of Northern Wisconsin, or elsewhere in North America, or internationally..  Projects can include:

    1. humanitarian efforts,

    2. medical health and health preventions efforts,

    3. efforts focused on mental health issues,

    4. educational efforts,

    5. literacy efforts,

    6. poverty reduction efforts,

    7. projects focusing on Islam or Islamic history and presence of Islam and American Muslims such as documentary films,

    8. providing equipment, materials or books for organizations and their target populations

    9. other areas as deemed eligible by the CCG