A Project of the Council on American-Islamic Relations

Heavenly Father’s Foundation

Type: Private Family Foundation

The Heavenly Father’s Foundation was founded in 2011 by Dan Wilks and his wife, Staci. Wilks is a Texan billionaire who made his fortune with his brother Farris from the fracking boom in the early 2000s. Both brothers, with their wives, operate independent foundations that avidly and primarily fund right-wing politicians and Republican Party committees. The Wilkses gave $15 million to a Super PAC backing then-Republican presidential contender Ted Cruz in 2016. In 2012, a report found that 70 percent of Republican legislators in Montana received contributions from the brothers.

The HFF funneled more than $1.2 million to the American Family Association between 2014 and 2016. The AFA is one of today’s most powerful Religious Right organizations, with its radio arm, American Family Radio, broadcasting from stations in at least 40 states, and affiliated activists groups promoting its message through various fronts. AFA leadership and officials have used these platforms to spread misinformation and propaganda such as claiming that “Islam has no fundamental First Amendment claims, , for the simple reason that it was not written to protect the religion of Islam” that “Islam is clearly the religion that Satan is promoting, to be the counterfeit alternative to Christianity” and that “the threat to our freedoms comes not from radical Islam but from Islam itself.”


ACT For America

ACT for America is one of the largest anti-Muslim hate group in the U.S. ACT advances harmful conspiracy theories about Muslim Americans, supports anti-Muslim politicians, and advocates for anti-Muslim policies.

Read More »

Adelson Family Foundation

The Adelson Family Foundation is among the largest private donors to anti-Muslim groups, warding $5.85 million to anti-Muslim groups between 2014 and 2016, and then giving nearly $4 million to these groups between 2017-2019.

Read More »

American Center for Law and Justice

The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) is an anti-Muslim, constitutional law firm established by televangelist Pat Robertson and Jay Sekulow. This organization is known for disseminating anti-Muslim propaganda. 

Read More »

You are now leaving Islamophobia

Islamophobia provides links to web sites of other organizations in order to provide visitors with certain information. A link does not constitute an endorsement of content, viewpoint, policies, products or services of that web site. Once you link to another web site not maintained by Islamophobia, you are subject to the terms and conditions of that web site, including but not limited to its privacy policy.

You will be redirected to
in 3 seconds...

Click the link above to continue or CANCEL