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Financial

How do I request to NOT receive a paper receipt?

At the conclusion of the online donation page, there is a box to check if you choose not to receive a paper receipt. You can also call our office to stop your paper receipts.

Are donations made to Zakat Foundation tax-deductible?

Yes, Zakat Foundation is recognized and registered under 501 (c) (3) as a non-profit charity organization; therefore all donations donated to Zakat Foundation are tax exempt. We are registered in Illinois as Zakat Foundation of America. Our Tax ID is 36-44 76244

I made a donation but my account was not billed. What should I do?

If you have made a donation and found that you have not been billed, please call our office at toll-free 1-866-499-6151 and we will personally check on the condition of you donating and answer any questions that you may have.

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General

How can I donate goods besides cash?

At this time, Zakat Foundation also accepts some in-kind donations as well as car donations. For more information, visit How to Donate.

Can I donate anonymously?

Yes, if you would like to donate anonymously, you can send a cashier’s check or money order to:
Zakat Foundation
P.O. Box 639,
Worth IL, 60482

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Getting Involved

How else can I contribute if I cannot donate money?

We can always use help at that Zakat Foundation, from help spreading the word on our programs to assisting with various tasks. Please visit the Contact page to learn more about volunteering with Zakat Foundation.

Can I send used clothing to Zakat Foundation?

At this time, Zakat Foundation does not accept used clothing donations and we encourage you to make use of local clothing collection agencies.

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Online

Is it safe to donate online with my credit card?

Yes, Zakat Foundation’s donation site is secured by Authorize.net. The seal on the right side of our website ensures that we are using secure credit card processing. Click on the Authorize.net seal for more information.

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Program

What are Zakat Foundation's General Assistance Funds? Who do these Funds benefit?

Orphan and Widow Assistance Fund - Through our Orphan and Widow Assistance Fund, donors can support the education and skill training endeavors of orphans and widows in the needy communities where we work. Donations can also go towards emergency food package relief if called for by the situation.

Family Assistance Fund - Though Zakat Foundation’s Family Assistance program, poor and needy families in the United States and abroad may receive food packages, clothing, education support for children, medicine and/or microcredit loans to promote self-sufficiency.

Scholarship Assistance Fund - Zakat Foundation believes that education is the hope for the future. Through our Scholarship assistance program, impoverished school children and needy university students around the world are given the means to excel in their studies so that they may change their social condition and contribute back to their communities.

What is Zakat Foundation's General Sadaqa Fund and whom does this fund benefit?

The General Sadaqa Fund is similar to the "Where Needed Most" donation option. This allows Zakat Foundation to have a fund reserve to establish new programs and to support and maintain some of our older projects. The General Sadaqa Fund also serves as an emergency fund for all campaigns, including Emergency Relief, Development/Sadaqa Jariyah and Orphan/Orphange.

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Zakat Foundation of America, a Muslim charity that collects zakat, sadaqa / donations to provide humanitarian, emergency relief and sustainable development programs to empower lives throughout the world. We offer top Zakat resources including The Zakat Handbook: A Practical Guide for Muslims in the West, Zakat kit, ask an Imam feature, and you can calculate and pay zakat through our easy, online calculator.

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