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Zakat Foundaton of America

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Emergency Assistance, Human Services, Philanthropy, Private Grantmaking Foundations

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.

Community Stories

118 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been involved with ZF for the past two years and it's been amazing to experience the impact they have on the ground. From delivering emergency relief overseas to supporting refugee communities in American cities, they are one of the world's leading Muslim NGO's. I can online imagine the growth of the organization in the coming years.

Lena T.

Donor

Rating: 5

Absolutely love donating to Zakat Foundation of America. Very reliable, dependable and most importantly get the job done.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Organization answered all my questions and processed my donation. Really appreciate the work Zakat Foundation of America does.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Another fantastic year for ZF and their selfless efforts assisting those in need! I appreciate their work from right here in the USA in Texas to Nepal in Southeast Asia.

I will remain a loyal contributor and volunteer for years to come.

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Donor

Rating: 5

ZF is a wonderful organization that I trust wholeheartedly. They have a 20/20 with BBB and are top rated with Charity Navigator! I appreciate their work and pray they keep it up.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great work in the local area as well as abroad. Always an opportunity to volunteer with projects like back-to-school, emergency relief, and winter coats. Everyone is kind and approachable as well.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Zakat Foundation of America has always been my favorite nonprofit! I love attending their volunteer events that allow me to get a hands-on experience with their in-house programs. Their services and programs are always benefiting those who need the most aid. I am glad to see their most recent project in Texas, providing emergency relief after the flooding. Great job, ZF!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had a great time with this organization! We did monthly feeding events at Ronald McDonald. Zakat Foundation seemed to be so sincere in making each event the best it could possibly be. They also tried their best to make each meal nutritious and would spend time with those they served, by sharing the meal with them. I love Zakat Foundation! - Farrah

1 Habiba N.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Greetings to the ZF and their volunteers. I keenly follow the activities rendered by the ZF .for many years I've observe the foundation's world wide activities. Whenever there is a calamity and disaster strikes ZF with its volunteers is already there. Their everyday activities is also highly appreciated . May Allah bless this organization and reward the volunteers. Hope to join someday

1 Rummana A.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Zakat Foundation Delaware branch gave my family the best platform to give Zakat and sadaqah and socialize with charitable friends. In Islam, we know that we are to give time, energy and money to those less fortunate and with ZF there are easy ways to form friendships and help others at the same time. One of our family favorites was the monthly bake sale for 99 orphans. We ate authentic food of a region, collected money per plate served at the bake sale and the best part was gathering and enjoying each other while we sent 100% of the money raised to needy orphans in that region.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteer at the Delaware branch of Zakat Foundation but am also a client that has been served. Having an option for our kids to make a difference at a young age is vital to build their character and be selfless. The children have led projects like fundraising through bake sales for building wells in Africa, funding 99 orphans per year, competing to build an artistic structure out of canned goods then donating them, tending and harvesting a garden for the needy in Delaware. Even older kids tutor the younger ones in math, English and other subjects. The group of volunteers are dedicated to serve the local and global community.

1 Fatih G.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Zakat Foundation taught me to give away without expecting any benefits. When it comes to help people in need, ones become thousands. Zakat foundation is the place where good things were started and maintained

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My friend and I cooked for parents and children lunch at Ronald McDonald house in Pittsburgh be halde of zakat foundation.
It was such a beautiful fulfilling experience for us. We meet people who needs emotional support and they really appreciated that the food we serve them
Thank you zakat foundation

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Donor

Rating: 5

ZF is a very reliable and pro active organisation mashaAllaah. I have attended some of the the fund raisers of so many they constantly organise. I loved the mother-daughter tea party held in order to raise funds for the orphans. The volunteers are working hard to make the community and the world a better place to live. May Allaah put baraqah in all its endeavors

1 Azalea N.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I first came into contact with Zakat Foundation several years ago, when our local youth group (Muslim Youths of Fayetteville) took part in the 99 Orphan Project. It was a wonderful experience being able to raise money and sponsor orphans around the world.

I've also had the pleasure of being able to volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House through Zakat Foundation. Our task was to cook for the residents staying at the House and it was wonderful being able to cook for the families and spend time with them.

All of the projects that are carried out by ZF have a genuine purpose of helping anyone and everyone. It really is a great nonprofit organization!

2 Muhammed Murat A.

Donor

Rating: 5

It is the one of the best foundation for donation, because they are almost everywhere around the world. Their vision is not limited in the US, they are thoroughly active for all needed people such as in Syria, Palestine an so on.
Also , I appreciate especially their efforts for orphans. I would not be able to explain all of Zakat Foundation's activities why I have been donating to this foundation and also informing my friends and relatives to support it because I believe that they have done great job as a non profit organization.

1 Nayma K.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

ZF encourages me to give from my money and time to better the lives of others.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering for ZF for the past 4 years. It's been an amazing experience. The volunteers at ZF DE CC are sincere and committed to helping both those in need in the US and overseas. We've helped foster children in DE, tended a garden at the Food Bank for the last 3 years, distributed over 700 backpacks and tutored many children to excel in math and English.

When we raise funds for building a well, we can actually see pictures of the well & the people its benefitting. The youth of the community are given a chance to take responsibility and believe in themselves. In the past few years they have built wells in Africa, taken care of orphans all over the world and helped the Filipinos build back their homes after the last devastating typhoon.

ZF is very transparent with what the organization does with our money. I love both the sincerity and tranparency of their work.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Having lived in the community where Zakat Foundation located has been a blessing. They make sure their presence is not only heard and felt. Their positive community outreach has truly benefited everyone in the area.

1 Happie

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I know the people at Zakat foundation are very dedicated and will help anyone in need I like that!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Zakat foundation has managed to excel during these trying times. I appreciate the fact they will earnestly help those in need. They are very trustworthy and honest. They policies are an open book and they operate with 100% transparency. I respect that! Go ZF!!!!!!!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As an employee of Zakat Foundation, I know that there are so many people in the world who stay hopeful through poverty, political conflict, natural disaster, etc because of the relief and support that this organization brings them. ZF is a good choice if you're looking to channel your charity to those in need.

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Donor

Rating: 5

The donation process was so easy and they answered all my questions! They even have pictures to show you where your donations go. Highly recommend!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I donated to zakat through the work donation program we have.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I've donated to this organization for several years now. They do work all over the country and I like the versatility of their projects.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I've volunteered with ZF on several occasions. In 2009, I visited one of their orphanages in Bangladesh. I say this with 100% confidence that they are responsible, reputable and count every penny that enters their organization. One thing I highly admire about the organization is their transparency. I feel like I am truly making a difference and in the end that is what truly matters.