Stories

Rajab's Story

When he was just 3 years old, bandits attacked Rajab’s farming village in the Mount Elgon forest. They burnt down its huts and attacked anyone in sight with firearms. Amidst the chaos, Rajab fainted and this saved his life, for if he had screamed, his grandparents explained, he would have been located and killed too. After the clashes, Rajab’s grandmother found him, beneath the rubble of his home. But the same could not be said about his parents- they had disappeared running away into the forest and to this day, they have not been found.

Zakat Foundation of America Partners with Indiana University to Offer Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising

Zakat Foundation of America partnered with Indiana University’s Lake Institute on Faith and Giving to provide a 3-day intensive

Solar on Schools

Zakat Foundation donors have flicked the light switch on for thousands of school children in rural Pakistan previously without electricity. The project, called Solar on Schools (SOS), is literally electrifying.

Vaishali's Smile

Vaishali’s smile goes from cheek to cheek and could light up any of the gloomiest of rooms.

Zakat Foundation, Feed the Children Unite to Feed Durham, NC

Zakat Foundation, Feed the Children Unite to Feed Durham, NC

Zakat Foundation of America & ANERA Announce Greenhouses for Gaza

Zakat Foundation of America and American Near East Refugee Aid (ANERA) have agreed to build, equip, and seed 48 greenhouses over the next three years to feed food-insecure families in Gaza year-round, increase their incomes, and provide them with specialized sustainable farming training.

ARISE Chicago Honors Rev. Dowling at ARISE Breakfast

ZF Honors Rev. Dowling at ARISE Breakfast

North Carolina Gov. Praises Zakat Foundation of America for Hurricane Relief Efforts

Governor Roy Cooper of North Carolina recognized Zakat Foundation of America’s humanitarian efforts for its emergency response to Hurricane Florence at a special event held at the governor’s mansion.

Help Zakat Foundation of America, Basmat Amal Provide Winter Kits for Syrian Kids

Winters in the border region of Syria and Turkey can be harsh. As winter approaches, warmth becomes increasingly important.

Zakat Foundation of America and Feed the Children Unite, Serve Chicago

Have you ever awaken in the morning to your stomach’s grumbling? Went inside your kitchen only to open an empty fridge? Worried how you will provide the next meal to your children? \_

Zakat Foundation of America Funded Program Places Immigrants & Refugees into Professional Jobs

There are about 2 million immigrants and refugees currently in the U.S. with qualified academic degrees from their native countries. However, they are currently unemployed or working far below their skill level.

InterAction Members Assemble at Zakat Foundation of America HQ

Members of InterAction, an alliance of more than 180 non-governmental organizations (NGOs), gathered at Zakat Foundation of America headquarters for a two-day conference to discuss the Together Project. The project is designed to create a hub of advocacy and solidarity for U.S.-based NGOs that provide necessary development and humanitarian relief around the world but confront discrimination or targeted regulations in the U.S. due to their operating principles or religious faith.