guidestarIslamic-American Zakat Foundation    (Last update 7-8-2019)

As-salaamu `alaikum!

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  Combined Federal Campaign Code: 17934   Maryland Charity Campaign Code: 52-1492341  Combined Virginia Campaign Code 050704
United Way Code: 8834 in the National Capital Area (others check with your company or WRITE US IN)

The Islamic-American Zakat Foundation id seeking an on-call deputy case manager. If you have experience managing applications for financial assistance and are available on short notice to assist or cover for our chief case manager click here.

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Islamic-American
Zakat Foundation
To donate with a corporate match request click here.

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


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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.

IRUSA
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!

"Your dedication to my needs is a true example of the story of the good Samaritan, when we are asked to reflect on the true meaning of brotherhood. ... God['s] love is more powerful than our human foolishness. I can't thank you enough for your help and thoughtfulness at this difficult time of my life. My best regards to all tghe members of the Islamic-American Zakat Foundation." -- <name withheld>

"Blessed are the givers and grateful are the receivers. Thank you so much. 
-- <name withheld>

 "May God continue to bless the Islamic-American Zakat Foundation." --
<name withheld>

"Thank you for going the extra yard to help me and speak to Pepco. I'll never forget your kindness." -- <name withheld>


"I am writing this letter to express my deep thanks to the Islamic-American Zakat Foundation ... for helping me pay the past due electricity bill.... I am very grateful and always will be."--  <name withheld>


"Thank you so much for all the help, my family and I are so grateful. ... I am seeing a therapist twice a month. I have applied for full time employment with the Recreation department. I appreciate the advice and feel that my family and I will not be in this situation again." -- <name withheld>


"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> can end their homelessness 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>

more thank yous
Click here for an application for assistance (pdf). THE APPLICATION MUST BE RETURNED BY POST. WE DO NOT ACCEPT E-MAIL OR FAX APPLICATIONS.
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 .