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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.
What We Do
We help Muslims, and the charitable of every conviction, take the steep road — to carry out their Zakat and charity duties easily, correctly, and with maximum humanitarian impact by delivering their aid personally, swiftly and with dignity to the direly needful of our world — the poor, the destitute, the hungry, the thirsty, the stricken, the war-ravaged, the bereaved, and the dislocated.
Zakat Foundation’s Demir and Rep. Ilhan Omar Deliver Fresh Food to Minneapolis
Minneapolis (June 3, 2020) — Eight days into Minneapolis protests against police killing George Floyd and perpetual U.S. persecution of African Americans — and harsh curfew clampdowns — Zakat Foundation of America Executive Director Halil Demir hauled about 14 tons of fresh produce and milk for six hours to reach the city’s hardest hit neighborhoods, coming from Chicago for free distribution to Minneapolis’ people in most pain.
Demir and U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar (D) personally put hundreds of boxes — each filled with 25 pounds of colorful fruits and vegetables — into the hands of hard-hit families at four distribution sites.
“Faith is action, not only what you believe in,” Demir said. “We are hoping we can contribute a little bit — a little bit to heal our nation and bring love.”
Zakat Foundation delivered up to 1,000 boxes of farm-fresh produce into the community where police killed Floyd.
“We are very grateful for you hearing our call for support,” said Congresswoman Omar, “and you all deciding to show up and bring here to north Minneapolis really needed support in regards to your bringing food.”
Help the Hurting Now
A Memorial Water Well for Our Three Winners
Tucked away between huts in Shihome, Kenya, a tribute wall surrounding the water well was hand-painted with the words: “Our Three Winners Deah, Yusor, & Razan.” In a home far from their own, where people spoke a language different than their own, their story was heard.
Read our latest story about the gift of water.
Orphans & Vulnerable Children
Your orphan sponsorship delivers food, education, and healthcare; but it delivers love, too. At 153 million worldwide, the staggering rise of orphans now equals nearly half the population of the United States.
For less than $2 a day or $50 a month, you can make a difference in the life of a vulnerable child. Your one-time payment of $600 covers a year of aid to a child in need.
Stories from the Zakat Foundation
9 Myths About Muslim Charities
Fear and mistrust surround Muslim charities in American society. This is neither natural nor an accident.
In this book are stories from Zakat Foundation of America’s founding director unraveling blatant myths and fallacies about Islam – and charity – from its defining sources, showing us what’s at stake if we continue to let partisans with self-serving agendas trick us into acting on these fears.
A critical read for all who work in, donate to, or concern themselves with the giving world.
Latest News & Stories
OAKLAND (June 20, 2020) — A swarm of Zakat Foundation of America aid workers and volunteers unloaded and passed out a semi-trailer filled with 35,000...
06/25/20 ST. LOUIS – La Fundación Zakat de América entregará alrededor de 35,000 libras de productos frescos a la Iglesia...