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.