guidestarIslamic-American Zakat Foundation    (Last update 6-21-2018)

As-salaamu `alaikum!


  Combined Federal Campaign Code: 17934   Maryland Charity Campaign Code: 7216   Combined Virginia Campaign Code 050704
United Way Code: 8834 in the National Capital Area (others check with your company or WRITE US IN)

Would you like to work for the Islamic-American Zakat Foundation?
To apply for a position as Deputy Case Manager click here.

To donate click here.


Would you like to your employer to match your donation?
Zakat Foundation
To donate with a corporate match request click here.

Use our updated Zakat Calculation Form
to calculate your Zakat obligation.

Would you like to make a donation from your donor advised fund? Just click here!

best charityThe Islamic-American Zakat Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt
religious and charitable organization.  Our mission is to provide
assistance for food, shelter, clothing and transportation  for the poor
and needy, orphans, wayfarers, and other persons and needs deserving of charity under Islamic law  by assessing, collecting and distributing obligatory and voluntary charity called zakat and sadaqa.

Our primary objective is to serve poor and needy Muslims in the United States. This objective is
implemented through our "Medina Program" project in which a case manager works with individual clients to formulate a plan by which they may achieve self-sufficiency. We provide financial assistance for rent, utilities, transportation, medicine, etc., along with counseling and referrals. This project is being implemented with the generous support of Islamic Relief USA. 

NOTICE: This organization provides NO scholarships, tuition money, nor any other payments to schools or universities, or to foreign organizations, nor will we send any money directly abroad.

Office Hours are now Tues., Wed., & Thurs.
10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. and Sat. 9:30 .m. - 1 p.m.
4641 Montgomery Avenue, Suite 30
Bethesda, MD (near Bethesda METRO)
Mail donations, applications, and correspondence to:
Islamic-American Zakat Foundation
4323 Rosedale Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
Telephone: 301-907-0997
To send e-mail, click here.
Thank yous!

"I am so grateful to Allah (SWT) that the IAZF helped me during my time of need, and the financial counseling and social services  I received from the staff was very beneficial. It is such a  blessing that I am able to donate to this great organization, and support its mission and cause." -- <name withheld>
"I'm so inspired by your commitment to our most vulnerable neighbors. Thanks to your generous gift of $400 <names withheld> cn end their hoelessness and move forward in their lives...." -- Susie Sinclair-Smith, Executive Director, Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless
"I got the check that you all mailed out to me and I thank you very much. And may God bless you all and me." -- <name withheld>
"Thank you ... [for] the gracious deed." -- <name withheld>

"Thanks to your contribution, my second eye surgery has been successfully conducted. I'm truly grateful to you for your kindness and effort to help. May Allah always showers His blessings on you and continues to help you in assisting those in need." -- <name withheld>
"To Dr. Ahmad and Brother Yusef and the entire Foundation, Peace and Allah's Mercy b e upon you all. The Prophet (pbuh) said 'Not thanking the people is like not thanking Allah. Allah reward you all." -- <name withheld>
"A Special Thanks to all members for their generosity, thoughtfulness and caring to people like me. I sincerely thank you all and may God continue to Bless you all, in good health." -- <name withheld>
"I can't thank you enough for the help with my mortgage. I want to be able to pay to the poor-due/zakat...." -- <name withheld>
"Thank you for helping me at this difficult time in my life. Please extend my gratitude to your staff as well. I will always remember your kindness, generosity, and hard work on my behalf." -- <name withheld>
"Shukran for your help. I really appreciate the financial assistance that the IAZF provided to my family. Inshaallah I will start my new job... When I get 'on my feet' inshaallah I will contribute to the IAZF and its cause in helping needy families." -- <name withheld>
"I just wanted to express how grateful I am for your organization. Thank you so much. Bless you.
" -- <name withheld>
"Thank you so much for helping moving forward to the next step of life and al humdilah I have got my car and able to pay back my credit card and rent."-- <name withheld>
"Wed like to express our deep appreciation for The Islamic-American Zakat Foundation, which serves eligible Muslim and non-Muslim alike, with grace and kindness.  We are proud to have you as our partner." -- Bethesda Cares

more thank yous
Click here to access our Zakat Calculation Form in PDF format.

Click here to donate.
Click here to read a report on our participation in the U.N. Conference on the status of women.
Click here or on the Guidestar logo at the top of the page for detailed financial information about our organization.
Click here for a copy of our most recent annual report, including the audited financial statements.
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Note: Our application form is now available in Adobe PDF format.  If you do not have an Adobe Acrobat Reader you may download one for free.  Just click here .