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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

166 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Happie

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This past winter I assisted Zakat Foundation employees and volunteers driving up and down the streets of Chicago looking for the homeless during a polar vortex. Temperatures reached -25F. They also went to several police departments and libraries and shelters looking for people to rescue or help. Those found were fed and housed in hotels. Many would have died if not for the interventions of zf. I will never forget one of them asking about the warm hotel room, shower and food “Is this a dream?”
I’ll never forget their joy..

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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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Donor

Rating: 5

Zakat is tirelessly serving efforts to fulfill humanitarian aid across the globe. They are effective in focusing their efforts in areas that are in the most need based on ongoing crises. The charity is creative and purposeful in that it aims not only to relieve but to sustain through building schools, orphanages, water wells and other continues projects that reap fruits long after their establishment. Their orphan sponsorship program also spans across the world and allows for a true relationship to be established between donors and orphans which highlights the beauty of the donation and encourages continuous charity; to see the impact of your donation. Zakat is transparent and has minimizes overhead costs so all money collected has the highest impact. We cannot fail to mention the beautiful people that act as the pillars to hold up this organization. May God reward their efforts.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I've volunteered, donated through, and worked with Zakat Foundation for many years now. I've seen how the organization operates through the perspective of several different roles and I have to say, the transparency, intentionality, and excellence with which they carry out their life-changing work is unmatched. All projects are carried out in ethical and sustainable ways, empowering local communities in the process of delivering aid and inspiring people of all generations to get involved in their own unique way. Zakat Foundation isn't just an organization, it's a CULTURE of GIVING.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I trust Zakat Foundation because it meets the standards of the Better Business Bureau and is transparent with its income and expenses. Its administrative costs for every donation is lower than the average national charity. I also know that my donations go towards causes that are close to my heart, not only at the global and national level, but also at the local level. ZF's North Carolina chapter is committed to the betterment of the local community and was there to serve the victims of Hurricane Florence and other natural disasters. I highly recommend ZF as a place to contribute your money and volunteer time.  

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Zakat Foundation has numerous humanitarian projects and activities, serving both the local community and people around the world. As a volunteer, I have had an amazing and humbling experience there. It is an incredible organization and I wish and pray the best for them.

Donor

Rating: 5

Amazing group of volunteers and numerous diverse initiative of community support and service. A global view of humanity and service with a great local touch of care and help in the actual communities we live in. I love the way the youth is involved and leading various initiative which certainly is helping in creating not just great human being but also great future leaders ready to tackle the world problems with acquired skills and empathy. Iqbal family

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I got the opportunity to volunteer for over a year now and the experience has been just amazing. The dedication, the commitment and the caring, the team in Raleigh/Durham/ Cary provides is beyond words. My kids love and really enjoy all the activities!!!

Would I recommend to join : absolutely!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a Zakat Foundation intern and it has been the most fulfilling thing I have ever done. Knowing that the events that we do in our city impact not only people that are in need locally but also globally is amazing. Zakat Foundation is a great place to volunteer because of the family atmosphere. Everyone is very welcoming and they have something for people of all ages to do. Zakat Foundation has made an immense impact on my life and has gotten me to be more involved in my community.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been volunteering with Zakat Foundation for almost a year and it provides an opportunity for me to help out in the community in an easy way. I've enjoyed my time at Zakat Foundation and recommend it to any age to donate or volunteer.

Donor

Rating: 5

I am thankful to have found about Zakat foundation of America. Its one of those non profit organizations which give you confidence in your donation that its reaching the deserving. It gives everyone in the community an opportunity to join hands and volunteer for good cause. Be it disaster relief, clean water drive, supporting orphans, community enrichment etc, this organization has always stepped forward. It inculcates the feeling of empathy, support and care in our youngsters through various volunteer opportunities.

Donor

Rating: 5

As a donator to ZFNC, a non-profit organization that is transparent about where their donations are sent to, I am glad to be able to focus our donations on issues around the world that I find important, such as funding for orphans, the construction of water wells worldwide, and emergency relief for those affected by natural disasters.

Donor

Rating: 5

Alhamdulillah ZF is true to it’s mission. It’s been a place where I can donate for a cause, but also get involved personally to make a difference. It’s an amazing organization that allows the whole family to participate in all kinds of programs, activities, and events. May Allah(swt) continue to put barakah & accept the effort from us all. Ameen

Volunteer

Rating: 5



My name is Sabina. It's been 3 years I am volunteering with ZFNC. I have learned so much through this organization and witnessed so many great programs. I didn't even realize how much they do for the local community, for the society and all over the world! And how beautifully they brings the community together,it's really amazing! I have experienced the unity that comes from this type of work. Alhamdulillah I'm grateful for the opportunity and experience. I'm proud and honored to have ZF in NC in the community. I've learned an incredible amount to help others. People donate their time, efforts, and intellect, and being a part of this cycle that yields so much benefit to others. I had no idea that working together with just volunteers could result in such great work. It's fun, enjoyable, engages the Muslim community from kids to elders, celebrates our identities, increases us in faith, keeps us motivated and educated too. I love being a part of it.

Safa A.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Zakat Foundation's volunteers feel like a family, and they're some of the most dedicated and passionate people I've ever met. People of all ages are working together to bring joy to other communities, whether it's delivering hot meals to hurricane-affected families or raising money to build wells oversees.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Such a great organization that has many opportunities to volunteer together with your family! What better way to teach your kids about helping others than having them right by your side. They will never forget that experience!
Kadira H.

Donor

Rating: 5

Great organisation! Helping our community here in USA and all around the world! May it continue the great work!

Donor

Rating: 5

ZF has been laudable in it's ability to engage kids, teens and adults to actively help the local community and the global community.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Zakat Foundation NC is an extended family to the community at large. They are always readily available to provide service with a smile. For the past 4 years, they have partnered with our school, Al Huda Academy (Durham, NC) to provide free tutoring, basketball, arts and craft camps as well as book bag and food donations to the underprivileged. They are the epitome of the quote of “see a need, fill a need.” May they have continued success!

Donor

Rating: 5

ZF is an organization that truly impact poor people's lives and always responded to numerous disasters and provided relief worldwide and everywhere around the world.
Thank you and keep up the good work May

Towsif A.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Zakat Foundation has been an amazing place for people of all ages to volunteer. While many volunteer organizations exist, Zakat Foundation has been the only one I have seen where the entire family is able to come together and help out. With impacts both local and global, Zakat Foundation has shown time and time again that we are truly a global community.