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Zakat Foundation of America

The leader in empowering lives through Zakat

92.23

7421 West 100th Place Bridgeview, IL 60455
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 92.23
  Financial 89.02
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 09/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

89.02

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 09/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
84.9%
  Administrative Expenses 9.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.73
  Program Expenses Growth 1.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Zakat Foundation of America on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Zakat Foundation of America on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Zakat Foundation of America (IL) 92.23
Helping Hand for Relief and Development (MI) 98.23
Lutheran World Relief (MD) 88.69
Episcopal Relief & Development (VA) 91.31
Pathfinder International (MA) 86.72

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $9,804,256
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $9,804,256
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $9,804,256
   Other Revenue $5,062
TOTAL REVENUE $9,809,318
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,153,732
   Administrative Expenses $1,253,566
   Fundraising Expenses $651,582
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $10,058,880
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-249,562
   
Net Assets $7,608,786

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History
Zakat Foundation of America has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 09/01/2021 92.23
2019-06 12/01/2020 91.95
2018-06 09/03/2019 93.92
2017-06 09/01/2018 98.23
2017-06 08/01/2018 89.24
2016-06 09/01/2017 98.23
2014-06 06/01/2016 96.66
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 96.17
2014-06 09/01/2015 87.01
2013-06 10/01/2014 96.32
2012-06 12/20/2013 96.20
2011-06 03/01/2013 96.06
2011-06 11/06/2012 88.68
2011-06 10/01/2012 80.50
2010-06 02/01/2012 85.29
2010-06 09/20/2011 80.48
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 94.30
2009-06 11/01/2010 96.60
2007-06 09/01/2008 93.70

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 1.28% Halil Demir Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Zakat Foundation of America (IL) 92.23
Helping Hand for Relief and Development (MI) 98.23
Samaritan's Purse (NC) 95.33
Doctors Without Borders, USA (NY) 92.25
ADRA International (MD) 96.46

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Charity Contact Info

Zakat Foundation of America
7421 West 100th Place
Bridgeview, IL 60455
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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