guidestarIslamic-American Zakat Foundation    (Last update 9-28-2015)

As-salaamu `alaikum!

The deadline for our most recent RFP to contract for Operation of  the Islamic-American Zakat Foundation
or Administration of Operations
has been extended to August 31, 2015


               Combined Federal Campaign Code: 17934   Maryland Charity Campaign Code: 7216    United Way Code: 8834 in the National Capital Area
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Zakat Foundation
To donate 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, eligible non-Muslims are also helped and some aid is sent abroad
in major man-made or natural disasters like the war refugees in Syria.

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)
Send 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!
"Thank you very much for thinking of me and my family during the holy month of Ramadan.... I have been going through some really hard times.... I really appreciate your kind gesture and moral support. May Allah continue to strengthen you r foundation and its leaders and members." -- <name withheld>
 "Thank you so much for assisting with our eviction notice; we are still in our home. God bless you." -- <name withheld>
"I can't begin to express what your gift means to me and my family. The money is most definitely helpful, there's no doubt about that. But more than the monetary value, I so greatly appreciate the thought behind the gift. Illness is a burden but your actions have really lightened the load. For that especially, I thank you. This time has been difficult for us, but knowing we have the support of people like you certainly helps. Please know I won't forget your kind gestue. Thank you again from the bottom of my heart." -- <name withheld>
"May God continue  to bless Islamic-American Zakat Foundation and your families." -- <name withheld>
"I can't say thank you enough ... for your help with me & my daughter. We appreciate all you have done...." -- <name withheld>
"Thank you so much for the financial assistance that you ... provided me last month. It was indeed a blessing and I am truly grateful." -- <name withheld>
"I am just in receipt of your kind payment check for Dr. <name withheld>. As health-dental care ... continues to be difficult for mature persons without needed, affordable health insurance, such financial assistance to remain healthy becomes critical. Thank you for the help for my dental health," -- <name withheld>
"[T]hanks and appreciation for the time and assistance given to my family in trying times." -- <name withheld>
"[G]ratitude for all you have done. May Allah SWT bless you all for your hard work and dedication." -- <name withheld>
"Thank you so much for all your help and the fast turnaround. I really appreciate it " -- <name withheld>
more thank yous
Click here for an application for assistance (pdf).
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.
Click here for our most recent RFP to contract for Operation of  the Islamic-American Zakat Foundation or Administration of Operations. Start date will be January 1, 2016. Proposals must be received by August 31, 2015, and should be submitted by e-mail or post to the address in the RFP.
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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 .