We support non-profit educational institutions whose programs align with the Institute’s vision.


The Washington Institute for Education and Research (WIER) is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Corporation registered in the District of Columbia and organized for charitable and educational purposes. The Institute’s purposes include:

  • The establishment and operation of post-secondary degree-granting institutions for the instruction of students.
  • Funding and supporting other post-secondary 501(c)(3) degree-granting institutions.

The Institute was founded in 2023 by Dr. Ahmed Alwani who serves as its President.

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WIER's mission is to support non-profit educational institutions whose programs align with the Institute's vision.


WIER envisions a world that fosters human interconnectedness and pursues harmony and balance. We see a universal connection among people based on five core principles regardless of race, color, religion, origin, ethnicity, or any other factor. These principles are:


The foundations on which we build prosperity and human fulfillment


The process by which we reach our potential as human beings and societies

Community and Citizenship

A sense of belonging to something bigger than ourselves – be it global, national or local


The expectation that all leaders should make brave decisions in good faith and in a principled way


A sense of responsibility and care toward all people and things that depend on us