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International : Development and Relief Services

The Zakat Foundation of America

The leader in empowering lives through Zakat

four stars

93.92

P.O. Box 639 Worth , IL 60482
tel: (888) 925-2887   Web Site
EIN: 36-4476244

Board Leadership
Hasan Arslan
President

CEO
Khalil Demir
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.92 four stars
  Financial 95.01 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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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Financial

four stars

95.01

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
86.6%
  Administrative Expenses 8.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.79
  Program Expenses Growth 6.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Zakat Foundation of America on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Zakat Foundation of America on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Zakat Foundation of America (IL) 93.92 four stars
Lutheran World Relief (MD) 91.07 four stars
Global Communities (MD) 87.20 three stars
Episcopal Relief & Development (NY) 91.01 four stars
ADRA International (MD) 88.57 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $9,243,795
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $9,243,795
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $9,243,795
   Other Revenue $4,116
TOTAL REVENUE $9,247,911
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,014,105
   Administrative Expenses $904,359
   Fundraising Expenses $525,642
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,444,106
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-196,195
   
Net Assets $7,934,509

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Health Care Programs $2,030,431 25.3%
Providing Food, Clothing, and Well-Being $1,705,954 21.3%
Emergency Relief $1,493,675 18.6%

Ratings History
The Zakat Foundation of America has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 09/03/2019 93.92 four stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 98.23 four stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 89.24 three stars
2016-06 09/01/2017 98.23 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 96.66 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 96.17 four stars
2014-06 09/01/2015 87.01 three stars
2013-06 10/01/2014 96.32 four stars
2012-06 12/20/2013 96.20 four stars
2011-06 03/01/2013 96.06 four stars
2011-06 11/06/2012 88.68 three stars
2011-06 10/01/2012 80.50 three stars
2010-06 02/01/2012 85.29 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 80.48 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 94.30 four stars
2009-06 11/01/2010 96.60 four stars
2007-06 09/01/2008 93.70 four stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 36-4476244
Name in IRS Master File ZAKAT FOUNDATION OF AMERICA
NTEE Code Z99
NTEE Classification Unknown
NTEE Type Unknown
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date February, 2003
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$129,231 1.36% Halil Demir Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Zakat Foundation of America (IL) 93.92 four stars
Samaritan's Purse (NC) 96.66 four stars
World Relief (MD) 91.20 four stars
Pathfinder International (MA) 90.91 four stars
Global Communities (MD) 87.20 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

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
President

CEO

Khalil Demir
Executive Director

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