El-Hibri Foundation


The El-Hibri Foundation (EHF) is a philanthropic organization that empowers and equips civic society leaders and their allies to build thriving, inclusive communities. EHF makes grants and implements innovative programs to provide resources and skills, forge collaborative relationships, and increase inclusion of and within American Muslim communities. We believe that if these nonprofit organizations have the capacity, resources, and collaborative relationships necessary for community building, they can become more effective in advancing inclusion in America.

EHF carries out its mission in multiple ways:

  • Grants: We support building a more inclusive America by investing in nonprofit organizations that are implementing programs to advance inclusion of marginalized communities and promote inclusive societal norms.
  • Peace Awards Program: EHF celebrates individuals whose work promotes fostering inclusion, understanding, and collaboration in communities.
  • Capacity Building Programs: EHF offers nonprofit leaders and their organizations key leadership skills and effective management strategies. Many of these trainings are in partnership with Professor Marshall Ganz of the Kennedy School.
  • Space Grants: Located a few blocks from the White House, in the heart of Washington, DC, EHF offers meeting space to nonprofit organizations committed to advancing the inclusion of marginalized communities for team building, strategic planning, and collaboration efforts.


EHF is seeking a Grants Management Intern. The intern will assist with the organization of the annual grants cycle and will work with the Grants Manager to support applicants and grantees. Responsibilities include:

  • Supporting the management of EHF’s annual grant cycle, including drafting application and reporting forms, reviewing submissions, and drafting correspondence for applicants and grantees;
  • Providing ongoing research and analytical support to enhance the Grants Team’s understanding of nonprofit management trends and opportunities for further EHF investment.
  • Assist with database management, organizing files, and digitizing grant-related documents;
  • Researching information about prospective and current grantee organizations;
  • Identifying educational resources to help grant applicants and grantees better meet their goals; and
  • Supporting grantees through helping to organize meetings, trainings, and workshops.

EHF grantees are implementing programs to advance inclusion of American Muslim communities and to promote inclusive societal norms; equipping other leaders and organizations with the training, skills, and approaches needed to maximize their impact and reach high performance; and catalyzing collaboration and are building coalitions and inclusive partnerships that strengthen civil society. The Grants Management Intern will have the opportunity to gain substantial knowledge about philanthropy, nonprofit management, and the American Muslim nonprofit landscape, as part of one of the leading American Muslim foundations in the United States.


  • Is detail-oriented;
  • Exercises a high level of professionalism;
  • Has an interest in nonprofit management, philanthropy and operations;
  • Is committed to supporting and advancing inclusion in America; and
  • Has a basic understanding of foundation work and/or impact.

Prospective interns are asked to become familiar with the purpose, goals, procedures, and work of EHF. Please visit http://www.elhibrifoundation.org/ for more information about EHF and its programs. Please contact our former summer intern, Laila Tauqeer ’21, with any specific questions at ltauqeer@college.harvard.edu

2019 Intern Reflection

I was the Grants Management Intern at El-Hibri Foundation for Summer 2019. I started my internship in mid-June and ended in late August because this timing worked best for the grant cycle. In my role, I worked on editing grant applications, reaching out to potential grantees, and completing thorough summaries on current grantees. Before coming into this job, I was really interested in finding out more about the Muslim American non-profit landscape, and after this internship, I have realized that I could not have chosen a better internship to do that.

In addition to my Grants Management Intern position, I also have the opportunity to work on my own project! Through this, I am learning more about my own goals, and what I can potentially do in the future. This internship has been amazing, and I have found great mentors.

Laila Tauqeer '21

Washington, D.C.