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Orphan Care

Zakat Foundation is caring for those who can’t care for themselves. Our Orphan Sponsorship Program provides orphaned children with hope, love and prospects for the future.

I and one who fosters the orphan shall be like this in Paradise,” and he raised his index and second fingers together, slightly apart.

 THE PROPHET MUHAMMAD, ON HIM BE PEACE


We consider children who have lost one or both parents to be orphans. The loss of one or both parents as a result of war, illness, or natural disaster is a traumatic and harsh reality for millions of children worldwide. Our goal is to provide care and assistance to those children who have lost their parents’ love and support, allowing them to thrive and receive an education. Children are the most vulnerable members of society who need consistent and comprehensive care and support to grow and prosper. Our Orphan Sponsorship Program provides orphaned children with hope, love and prospects for the future. We provide food, education, hygiene, and other urgent aid to about 75,500 others a year. With the world orphan population mushrooming to at least 153 million, we have made greatly expanding our Orphan Sponsorship Program a top priority. 

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Orphanage Assistance

An orphanage is a cost-effective method of supporting several orphans at once. In sponsoring the establishment and/or maintenance of a Zakat Foundation-run orphanage, donors can ensure sustainable and comprehensive care for each of the orphans.

For more information please email [email protected] and we will be happy to answer any questions about our orphanage sponsorship program.

Zakat Foundation-run orphanages provide:

  • Shelter and nutritious food
  • Clothing
  • Educational opportunities
  • Comprehensive healthcare
  • A caring, home-like atmosphere

Individual Orphan Sponsorship

Through individual orphan sponsorship, a donor has the option to pay $50 monthly or $600 annually to provide basic necessities and education for an orphan.Through Individual Orphan Sponsorship, the orphan receives:

  • Nutritious food
  • Clothing
  • Educational opportunities
  • Comprehensive healthcare

Upon request, the donor receives annual reports, which include the orphan’s photo along with his or her health and education progress.

Our online sponsorship form is temporarily offline so that we can create a better user experience for you. If you would like to sponsor an orphan, please contact Amina Demir at [email protected].

Orphan and Widow Fund

A widow is often in dire need of financial assistance after the death of a husband. Her loss often means the loss of a sole breadwinner with no meaningful way for her to provide for her family. With our Orphan and Widow Fund, we are able to provide support and care for children who can’t be solely supported by their mothers. We provide food, clothing, school supplies, and more.




Payment Methods Accepted

Your donations are tax exempt under the section 170 of the 501(c)(3) section of the IRS code. Zakat Foundation of America Tax EIN: 36-4476244. For more information on tax exempt status please refer to our IRS Code letter. For more information on tax exempt status please refer to this letter.