ZAKAT FOUNDATION OF AMERICA

Worth, IL   |  www.zakat.org

Mission

Zakat Foundation of America fosters charitable giving to alleviate the immediate needs of poor communities and to establish long-term development projects that ensure individual and community growth.

Ruling year info

2003

Executive Director

Mr. Halil Demir

Main address

P O Box 639

Worth, IL 60482 USA

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EIN

36-4476244

NTEE code info

Philanthropy / Charity / Voluntarism Promotion (General) (T50)

Other Public Safety, Disaster Preparedness, and Relief N.E.C. (M99)

Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash) (P60)

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Our programs

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Development

Development  : Food, Water , Education, Healthcare, Micro-credit , Consturction

Population(s) Served

IFtar ( Breaking Fast meals) in Ramadan and Meat Distribution during the Holiday of Sacrifice ( Eid al Adha)

Population(s) Served

Individual orphan sponsorship and orphanage sponsorship

Population(s) Served

Food packages, medicine, hygiene packages and temporary shelter for people in crisis and disaster situations.

Population(s) Served

School tuition for orphans, school supplies for needy children, skills training classes for adults and young adults, construction and renovation of schools.

Population(s) Served

Providing accessible healthcare in third world countries

Population(s) Served
Adults

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Goals & Strategy

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Zakat Foundation of America fosters charitable giving to alleviate the immediate needs of poor communities and to establish long-term development projects that ensure individual and community growth. Our goal is to address immediate needs and ensure the self-reliance of the poorest people around the world with Islamic principles of charity from privileged Muslims and the support of other generous donors.

Zakat Foundation of America implements strategies by bringing immediate relief during and after disasters, building and supporting schools, orphanages and health clinics, supporting community development programs and micro-credit, providing warm meals and food distribution, and providing fresh meat for those in need in rural and local communities through the support of community-based initiatives.

Zakat Foundation of America is capable to implement its projects through maximizing donations by establishing strategic partnerships, minimizing expenses by maintaining a small administrative staff. Furthermore, serving as a trusted charity option for all donors through financial transparency and strict standards of efficiency and accountability as well as serving as a trusted Zakat and Sadaqa resource center for our Muslim donors.

Since Zakat Foundation of America initial opening in 2001, ZF has grown from a 100k charity organization to a 9 million dollar charity organization. We have served over 43 countries in the past five years. ZF has differentiated itself from a traditional US-based Muslim charity approach of exclusively supporting communities abroad and reaches poor and indigent communities within the United States as well. Since its establishment, ZF has progressed from mostly offering immediate emergency aid and Seasonal Programs to a focus on severing the roots of poverty, utilizing Zakat and Sadaqa donations to develop long-term, sustainable solutions.

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ZAKAT FOUNDATION OF AMERICA

Board of directors
as of 7/7/2021
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Board chair

Hassan Arslan

No Affiliation

Halil Demir

Zakat Foundation

Hassan Aslan

No Affiliation

Michelle Ramirez

No Affiliation

Zia Kirman

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Sawsan Habaili

No Affiliation

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Kurdish
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

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