International Museum of Muslim Cultures

Grant Type: General Operating

Duration: January 1, 2024 - December 31, 2024

Organization Overview

The International Museum of Muslim Cultures (IMMC) is America’s first Muslim museum. IMMC educates the American public on Islamic history, art, and culture. Based in Jackson, Mississippi—a crucible of historic and present-day U.S. Civil Rights Movements—IMMC uses this history to mobilize the community and increase awareness, knowledge, and action across race, gender, religion, and class.


IMMC brings people of different backgrounds together to understand our shared humanity. As a cultural hub, the museum has built on 21 years of robust programming to forge dynamic interfaith and broad-based community partnerships with the City of Jackson, Jackson Public Schools, and institutions of higher education such as Tougaloo and Millsaps Colleges. In June 2019, IMMC premiered its blockbuster production, “Muslims with Christians and Jews: An Exhibition of Covenants and Coexistence.” As the COVID-19 pandemic gripped America and the world, IMMC was honored to win two major awards: 1) USA Today named IMMC fourth among its 10 Best Readers’ Choice awardees in the category of religious museums. 2) Studio Basel won the Golden Award of Montreux (Switzerland) for the design of IMMC’s “Covenants and Coexistence” exhibit. IMMC is excited to partner with the City of Jackson to pilot A Beloved Community Integrated Transformation Project.

Year founded: 2000

Location: Jackson, MS