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1. Zakat Foundation 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

2. Zakat Foundation Launches Muslim Philanthropy Graduate Institute


Zakat Foundation of America has announced the creation of the Zakat Foundation Institute. Learn more about the Zakat Foundation Institute, its fellowship, and program.

3. Lilly School Launches Grad Fellowship In Muslim Philanthropy


A Fellowship in Muslim Philanthropic and Humanitarian Studies in collaboration with the Zakat Foundation Institute (ZFI) beginning in the fall 2020 semester, school officials announced.

4. Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising


Zakat Foundation of America, in partnership with Indiana University’s Lake Institute on Faith and Giving, is offering a three-day intensive course on religious fundraising.

5. Zakat Foundation of America Launches Muslim Philanthropy Graduate Institute


Zakat Foundation of America has announced the creation of the Zakat Foundation Institute.

6. The State of American Muslim Philanthropy: 21 years after 9/11


The terrorist attacks on 9/11/2001 were transformative to the American way of life. Its impact was particularly felt in the Muslim American community when it was discovered that the terrorists were of the Islamic faith.

7. Axios Finish Line: The season of giving


Ramadan, Passover and Easter intersect this week, spotlighting the generosity of these faith-based communities.

8. How You Can Support Education This Summer


Summer hasn’t ended yet, even if some students are already back in classrooms. It’s not too late to work with an Islamic charity that facilitates education for children at home and abroad.

9. Zakat Foundation of America Academic Institute - Supporting the Communities Education


The Zakat Foundation Institute was established in 2020 as an independent, professional graduate program in response to the pressing need of the paramount importance of effective leadership and innovation in philanthropy.

10. State of Indiana authorizes Zakat Foundation Institute to open doors in August 2021


Zakat Foundation Institute launched a scholarship program in 2020 in collaboration with the Muslim Philanthropy Initiative at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University-Purdue University Indiana.

11. Civil rights


Yemen, at the southern tip of the Arabian peninsula, a little more than half the size of Indiana, has more than four times our population.

12. Youth Across the U.S. Build Water Wells with Zakat Foundation of America


Youth Across the U.S. Build Water Wells with ZF - If you scan the North American youth scene this summer, you will find bands of youth bustling about to...

13. Zakat Foundation Expresses Gratitude to Volunteers with Appreciation Dinner


Thanks to our volunteers for their ambition and hard work, more than $100,000 has been raised. To recognize their amazing achivements, Zakat Foundation organized its first Volunteer Appreciation Dinner.

14. Volunteers Feel the Love at Zakat Foundation of America Appreciation Dinner


Every day, Zakat Foundation of America volunteers give back to humanity. While most of the volunteer groups are based in the Chicagoland area, some made the drive from southern Illinois and Indiana.

15. Support the Oppressed of Kashmir


Support the Oppressed of Kashmir - Today, it’s also the most densely militarized region in the world. Kashmir is as famous for its natural beauty as it...

16. Coffee leaf extract could inhibit Covid-19 infection, Intelligentsia employees vote to unionise & other stories


Every Friday, Perfect Daily Grind rounds up the top coffee industry news from the previous week. Here are this week’s stories.

17. Events help celebrate Black History Month


Here's a look at Black History Month celebrations in the area.

18. Zakat Gives Fresh Food


Zakat Foundation of America will transport 23 tons of farm-fresh produce to New York for free distribution to low-income families, the jobless, and undocumented.

19. Local Muslim charity started just months before 9/11 is now a multimillion dollar international relief organization, but its help still ‘starts with neighbors'


In the summer of 2001, Halil Demir founded the Bridgeview-based Zakat Foundation of America with a group of other Muslims determined to aid the poor and destitute around the world.

20. Climate Change Triggers Flood Disasters Across the World


Zakat Foundation’s aid workers stand in the forefront of flood relief. As you read this, they distribute hot meals, clothing, shelter, hygiene kits, bedding, and household supplies to the desperate in seven emergency flood zones.

21. Mobs Burn Out Delhi Muslims as Coronavirus Descends


Zakat Foundation’s advance relief experts have been serving there from day one. Now we’re planning to amp up that support with an urgent, nutritional food basket distribution to fortify afflicted families.

22. The Moral Limits of Muslim Charity


We cannot leave the ruling regarding the morality of Muslims providing humanitarian aid to Ukraine to impulse and whim. We should refer our feelings back to Allah and His Messenger, on him be peace, for right guidance.