Through the community, courtrooms, classrooms, and halls of Congress, we work to protect the constitutional right to practice your faith without fear. IRS EIN: 22-3834037
For 20 years, the Sikh Coalition has defended Sikh civil liberties in the community, courtrooms, classrooms, and halls of Congress.
Whether it’s working to secure safer schools, prevent hate and discrimination, create equal employment opportunities, or empower local Sikh communities, the Sikh Coalition’s goal is working towards a world where Sikhs, and other religious minorities in America, may freely practice their faith without bias and discrimination.
The Sikh Coalition is a national community-based organization with offices and staff in New York City, California (Bay Area and Los Angeles), Washington D.C., and Chicago with over one hundred volunteer community advocates working to protect Sikh civil rights across the United States.
The Sikh Coalition is a nonprofit and nonpartisan. Our funding comes from grants, private foundations, and individual donors. We receive no funding from any government agencies or institutions.
The Sikh Coalition’s work is carried out at the local, state, and federal levels. We employ our Legal, Policy, and Community Development programs, which are supported by our Media and Communications department.
Our Legal Program primarily litigates matters that address bias and discrimination. These areas include school bullying, hate crimes, and high-impact cases of workplace discrimination. Our Policy Program works to ensure laws and administrative regulations embody fundamental human rights, and is then scaled to meet the needs of the Sikh community at the local, state and federal levels. Our Community Development Program works to foster civil engagement in order to promote local community empowerment. All of this work continues with the broader goal of educating Americans about the Sikh faith, community and traditions to combat bigotry and discrimination.
The Sikh Coalition also enjoys strong collaborative relationships with numerous organizations with respect to local, state, and federal civil rights concerns. We partner with pro-bono counsel on legal cases and continue to strengthen interfaith partnerships and collaborations with like-minded advocacy organizations.