Since 2001, the Zakat Foundation of America has committed itself to helping communities around the globe with nine focused humanitarian programs. We are considered one of the leading Muslim humanitarian organizations, with a reach of 45 countries that span five continents.
None of this would be possible without the help of supporters like you. From your generous donations to our committed volunteers, we can only accomplish what we have with YOU.
Would you like to join us in helping uplift others? Here are some ways you can help.
We wouldn’t be able to accomplish as much as we do without our amazing volunteers. Our volunteers are dedicated to positively changing lives. If this sounds like you, we would love to work with you!
Wherever you are, we have activities for all ages and abilities that will make an impact. We offer four main ways to volunteer with us:
Most of the current volunteer opportunities are U.S.-based, but we do offer volunteer opportunities abroad as well. To connect you with the best available volunteering opportunities near you, fill out our Volunteer Form.
As a nonprofit organization, we rely on donations from people who want to make a difference in the world. We use your tax-deductible donations to fund projects that help empower millions of people. We help them recover from disasters and escape poverty by giving them the tools they need to control their own lives.
Your donations are always treated with the utmost care. No administrative costs are paid for out of contributions to emergency relief, orphan sponsorship, or seasonal Islamic giving programs.
For our diligence, we have been recognized by Charity Navigator as a top-rated charity for our transparency and good governance.
Are you looking to make a more significant impact? Enlist the help of your family and friends by creating a DIY fundraiser with LaunchGood Or Facebook.
You can commemorate milestones such as birthdays, Eid, weddings, anniversaries, and even a child’s birth with a fundraiser that will go to communities in need.
A fundraiser you create can be customized to raise funds for projects that matter the most. From helping bring safe, clean water with our Water Program to sponsoring orphans with our Orphan Care Program, there are many ways you can make a difference!
Easily create a campaign for Zakat Foundation of America on Facebook for a cause that matters to you. Facebook lets you reach hearts while raising funds by allowing you to access more contacts, getting started quickly, and keeping more of the funds you raise.
Select the Zakat Foundation of America as the recipient of the funds raised. Make sure to share why it is important to you to help others.
Make your fundraiser go viral. Share your fundraiser with your network! Encourage your family and friends to support your fundraising efforts and share with their own family and friends. It is truly amazing to see how much you can accomplish.
Because you are working with fundraising platforms we have a long history with, you can rest easy knowing the funds you help raise will go to a cause you are passionate about.
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In 2020, 81¢ from each dollar donated went directly toward programs serving those in need. 12¢ went to administrative costs & 7¢ went to fundraising costs.