ZAKAT FOUNDATION OF AMERICA

Rating: 4.88 stars   78 reviews 2,197

Issues: Human Services, Philanthropy

Location: P O Box 639 Worth IL 60482 USA

Mission:

Zakat Foundation fosters charitable giving to alleviate the immediate needs of poor communities and to establish long-term developmentprojects that ensure individual and community growth.


Target demographics: ZF fosters charitable giving to alleviate the immediate needs of poor communities and to establish long-term development projects that ensure individual and community growth.
Geographic areas served: Worldwide Programs
Programs: Emergency Relief, Seasonal Programs including Ramadan and Udhiya/Qurbani, Aqeeqah, Perpetual Charity (Sadaqa Jariyah), Sustainable Development, and Orphan and Orphanage Sponsorship.
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 36-4476244
1.888.ZAKAT.US
www.zakat.org
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Rating: 4 stars  

I used to work for The Zakat Foundation. You can tell a lot about the character/culture of a company or organization by the way ex-employees talk about it. I can say without reservation that The Zakat Foundation of America implements programs with the most careful responsibility toward charity. The director is hyper vigilant regarding any use of funds to ensure that nothing is wasted and that any money that can be saved is properly saved and redirected to increase the benefit of a program.
When pondering where to donate, I know that The Zakat Foundation and its director will ensure that every penny is properly administrated to maximize the benefit of my donation.
I don't need numbers to know that. If you are in the Chicago area, just volunteer for one of their programs and in less than a day you will see his character and how he reflects the absolute greatest concern in handling the donations entrusted into the care of The Zakat Foundation.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Tutoring kids at the Zakat Foundation was a wonderful experience that i really enjoyed very much. I volunteered for couple of times to help 7th, 8th and 9th grade pupils with some math lessons and it was an amazing feeling to transmit some of my knowledge in math to kids. Overall, it was a very pleasing experience and i would recommend people who have the time and will to participate and help instructing Muslim children.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Zakat Foundation was a wonderful experience for me. As I tutored children in Math, I learned the how to more patient and learn more ways to help children in their work. I , as an Elementary Education student, will recommend people to volunteer and experience what Zakat Foundation is all about.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Zakat foundation of America is a great nonprofit organization, not only because they targeted needed individuals around the globe, but also because most of your donation is delivered. Most organization spend more than 20% on fund raising or management while Zakat spent less than 10% so you know that more than 90% of your donation is going to those who need the most. Further, their level of transpiracy is so high.
I am confident that my donations are delivered to those in need and I highly trust ZF simply because they earned my trust.

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1 person found this review helpful

For anyone who wants to go to sleep knowing that there charity is going to the right place through the right people should give through Zakat Foundation. I have been a volunteer and donor for years and can tell you that even napkins are accounted for, overhead is minimized and ZF uses its resources to get much needed funds to people on the inside of a crisis without fanfare.


May Allah continue to bless their work and use me to spread the word about them.

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1 person found this review helpful

I'm one of the many volunteers at ZF and it has made a huge impact in my life. Besides the fact that its extremely fun to help out , just knowing that you're helping someone (whether they're thousands of miles away or right next door ) is an amazing feeling. Planting a garden for the local community, selling ice cream for orphans, or just having potlucks together , they're all reasons for the fact that ZF is like a second home for me and will always have a place in my heart.

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2 people found this review helpful

Zakat foundation of America one of the great organization all over the world,I volunteered because it is turuly focused to real need of each society and developed application to resolve the problems and satisfy the need of needy.
The wonderful thing about Zakat foundation is the fact that it work to mak a difference in live around the world ,every one work and volunteer are full of love and happenece to mak the difference and give hope and drow a smile around the world .
I will volunteer and support them with full of joy and hope ,god bless them all.

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

ZF strives to continue its work with integrity. I am impressed with the number of people ZF is able to serve.

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Rating: 4 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

In 2012, I was asked to perform at an event that ZF held..Not only was it moving and informative, the staff really stood out to me. I visited the main office about 6 months later and was impressed by the vibe of the office as well as the awards ZF has rec'd for money management and transparency with donors. Luckily, I accepted a position with ZF about 2 months ago and have had a consistently pleasant experience. The staff makes ZF what it is, from the ED and COE, to the program directors and coordinators. ZF staff strives to build a lasting relationship with donors, partners, and those who come in need. ZF programs are cost-effective and consist of immediate and sustainable goals. I recommend ZF to donors and volunteers.

Was your donation impactful?

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How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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1 person found this review helpful

I would highly recommend ZAKAT Foundation , i've volunteered couple of times while i was in the U.S .. I've really toutched the kindness of the team working in it and their dedication in work.

I would love to volunteer again

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Zakat Foundation of America is one of the great non-profit organisations all over the world. You can see them whereever needy people are. I have volunteered for some of their organisations and they were great experience to help humanity. It is our responsibility to help each other as a human.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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