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Your ZAKAT is powerful. We use it as a vehicle for social change.

Our life’s work has been to channel the spirit of zakat into a global vision for giving. Rest assured that our resources are here to help you give your zakat where it can have the most impact.

Our Work

Zakat Foundation of America embodies the inclusive beauty of Islam through programs that reach the destitute of all faiths both at home and abroad.

Water

An ever-flowing charity, Sadaqah Jariyah provides clean water so communities can thrive.

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Education

Providing access to education & creating powerful antidotes to unrest, distrust, & war.

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Food Security

Delivering urgent food in Ramadan & year round to relieve starvation.

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Emergency Relief

Helping victims of disaster & violent conflict.

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Orphan Care

Caring for those who can’t care for themselves.

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Health & Wellbeing

Leading critical projects to heal bodies, minds, & souls.

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Refugee Empowerment

Alleviating the needs of vulnerable families & children.

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Livelihoods

Lifting people out of poverty & ensuring their self-reliance.

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Seasonal Islamic Giving

Additional opportunities to provide more aid throughout the world.

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Emergency Relief

Gaza

From August 5-8 2022, Israeli airstrikes struck the Gaza Strip in Palestine causing destruction in its wake. More than 44 Palestinians were killed, with 15 of them being children. With more than 311 Palestinians injured, buildings and homes flattened from the airstrikes, civilians in the region need your help. Please share with your friends and family, and give now.

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Emergency Relief

Earthquake Devastates Afghanistan

A 5.9 magnitude earthquake has rocked Praktika province in Afghanistan. The deadly Afghanistan earthquake has killed thousands, many of them children. A country already on the brink of devastation, poverty, and hunger, the people of Afghanistan need our help now more than ever. Our team is working on the ground to provide immediate emergency relief to the stunned survivors of this earthquake.

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Emergency Relief

Deadly Floods In Bangladesh

Devastating monsoon floods in Bangladesh are creating a humanitarian catastrophe. Not only has the monsoon season brought flooding, but it has also brought on deadly lightning and landslides. This erratic weather has destroyed crops and is worsening hunger in the region. 

Millions of people now lack food, water, and shelter necessities.

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Water Program
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Give the Gift of Clean Water

There is a global water crisis that affects millions of people around the world. Help people in water strained communities gain clean, safe water access.

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Orphan Care

Choose With Love

We say no more choosing orphans from photos. We choose to love unconditionally. Help provide orphaned children with hope, love, and prospects for the future.

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Livelihoods

Empower Yemenis through coffee growing

Yemenis are sinking into a deeper humanitarian crisis due to a surge in global food prices from the Ukraine conflict and Yemen’s current economic state. With hunger and poverty striking the weakest in Yemen, our organization is on the ground to assist with immediate emergency relief. Coupled with this emergency relief, we are working towards a brighter future in Yemen with Mokha Institute by empowering Yemen’s coffee farmers. Learn more about how you can help bring sustainable farming back to this region so beloved in our faith.

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