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CAIR-Florida Receives Grant from Southwest Florida Community Foundation’s Communities Against Hate Project

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(Miami, FL – 2/4/2019) The Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations today announced that they have been awarded an $89,833.60 grant from the Southwest Florida Community Foundation. The grant was awarded as part of the Community Foundation’s Community Impact Grants - Communities Against Hate Project. CAIR-Florida received this grant funding to increase capacity-building and augment outreach efforts between foundations and interfaith organizations with the local Muslim community. 

CAIR-Florida’s Civil Rights Department Director, Thania Diaz-Clevenger, stated, “CAIR-Florida will be employing this grant to proactively provide resources to educate the local community, so they know how to deal with bullying, discrimination, and hate crimes. Additionally, CAIR-Florida intends to lead monthly workshops to provide legal representation, know your rights education, and other community outreach services. We thank the Southwest Florida Community Foundation for supporting our work.”

CAIR-Florida is the State’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.

La misión de CAIR-Florida es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.

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About the Southwest Florida Community Foundation:


The Southwest Florida Community Foundation, founded in 1976, cultivates regional change for the common good through collective leadership, social innovation, and philanthropy to address the evolving community needs in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry, and Glades counties. The Foundation partners with individuals, families, and corporations who have created over 400 philanthropic funds. Thanks to them, last year the Foundation invested $5 million in grants and programs to the community. With assets of more $120 million, the Community Foundation has provided more than $69 million in grants and scholarships to the communities it has served since its inception. The Foundation is the backbone organization for the regional Future Makers Coalition and Lee County’s Sustainability Plan. Based in Fort Myers, the Foundation has satellite offices located in Sanibel Island, LaBelle (Hendry County), and downtown Fort Myers. For more information, visit or call 239.274.5900.

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