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The Zakat Foundation of America
P.O. Box 639
Worth , IL 60482
tel: (888) 925-2887
fax: (708) 233-0339
EIN: 36-4476244

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Board Leadership

Hasan Arslan


Halil Demir
Executive Director

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International : Development and Relief Services

The Zakat Foundation of America

The leader in empowering lives through Zakat

(out of 100)
Overall 96.17 4 stars
  Financial 96.36 4 stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 4 stars
This rating was published 10/01/2015 using data for FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial Performance Metrics (Data from FY2014 990)
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity’s total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
  Administrative Expenses 7.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Primary Revenue Growth 24.3%
  Program Expenses Growth 24.8%
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.75
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Zakat Foundation of America on the FY2014 990 they filed with the IRS

Income Statement     (FYE 06/2014)

   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,556,125
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $7,556,125
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $7,556,125
   Other Revenue $74
TOTAL REVENUE $7,556,199
   Program Expenses $6,352,664
   Administrative Expenses $552,628
   Fundraising Expenses $261,953
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $388,954
Net Assets $5,429,066


Compensation of Leaders     (FYE 06/2014)

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$127,500 1.77% Halil Demir Executive Director


Founded in 2001, the Zakat Foundation of America aims to foster charitable giving and help generous and caring people reach out to those in need with direct aid. We strive to bridge the gap between our financially privileged donors and our beneficiaries in financial need, as we believe that the first group has responsibilities towards the second. Zakat Foundation is dedicated to alleviating the immediate needs of the poorest communities by providing food, shelter, health care and by delivering relief in emergencies. Zakat Foundation also provides education and training in order to equip people with the skills to help themselves.

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