The 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.
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.
We are open now
With the lifting of restrictions on businesses in Montgomery County, the Islamic-American Zakat Foundation will open for business immediately after the Memorial Day Weekend, on June 1. Our office hours remain 10:30 a.m. – 3;30 p.m. on Tuesday-Thursday and 10:00 a.m. – 1 p.m., on Saturday. Please note that until further notice unvaccinated visitors must continue to wear masks in our office.
Mail donations, applications, and correspondence to:
4323 Rosedale Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814