International : Development and Relief Services

The Zakat Foundation of America

The leader in empowering lives through Zakat

four stars

98.23

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 98.23 four stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
86.9%
  Administrative Expenses 8.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.86
  Program Expenses Growth 16.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.1%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $12,756,618
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $12,756,618
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $12,756,618
   Other Revenue $34,509
TOTAL REVENUE $12,791,127
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $10,144,719
   Administrative Expenses $850,021
   Fundraising Expenses $483,307
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $11,478,047
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,313,080
   
Net Assets $8,130,704

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$133,846 1.16% Halil Demir Executive Director

Mission

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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The Zakat Foundation of America (IL) 98.23 four 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