What We Do

Our Commitment—As a US-based, Muslim-run charity organization, ZF shows the inclusive beauty of Islam through programs that reach the destitute, of all faiths, both at home and abroad. Since its establishment in 2001, ZF has progressed from mostly offering immediate emergency aid and seasonal programs to a focus on severing the roots of poverty, utilizing Zakat and Sadaqa donations to develop long-term, sustainable solutions.

Poverty knows no religion.

Khalil Demir, ZF Executive Director

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Emergency Relief

Responding quickly to natural and man-made disasters.


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Seasonal Programs & Aqeeqah

Maintaining the Sunnah (Tradition) of giving during the most blessed times of the year.


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Orphan & Orphanage Sponsorship

Providing orphaned children with hope, love and prospects for the future.


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Sadaqa Jariyah/Perpetual Charity

Focusing on efforts that both empower communities to lift themselves out of poverty and grant the donor perpetual rewards.


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Social Services

Organizing activities to improve the condition of disadvantaged people in our neighborhoods.