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Zakat Foundation of America

Rebuilding Gaza: Home by Home

Join ZF in helping the residents of the Gaza Strip rebuild their homes and rekindle hope during the Holy Month of Ramadan. Continue reading...

Rohingya Culture Center Open House

The first Rohingya Muslim center of its kind opens in Chicago as a joint effort between the Rohingya refugee community and Zakat Foundation of America.

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ZF Hosts Swedish Delegation at the Chicago Office

Representatives from Swedish social and governmental agencies visited ZF’s headquarters to learn more about the organization’s international humanitarian work and refugee relief programs.

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ZF Executive Director Briefs U.S. Congressional Delegation

Executive Director Halil Demir met with a group of U.S. Congressmen in Turkey to give them an overview of ZF’ s refugee relief programs.

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Chicago Interfaith Leader Visits ZF-Sponsored University for Syrian Refugees

Rev. C.J. Hawking of ARISE Chicago joined ZF Director Halil Demir in a visit to Zahra University, a ZF-sponsored school of higher learning for Syrian refugee students in southern Turkey.

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Feeding the Soul

Volunteers from Zakat Foundation of America’s East Coast Office prepared a delicious meal of traditional Turkish food for over 100 seniors to commemorate National Volunteer Week.

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The Art of Humanitarianism

ZF Intern Yara Daoud organized a very successful fundraiser, “Painting with a Purpose,” a sold out event that helped raise funds to support the education of Syrian refugee children.

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Video: Rohingya Culture Center, a Zakat Foundation of America Project

Watch a short documentary video about the recently founded Rohingya Culture Center in Chicago, and the remarkable efforts of the people making it a reality.

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ZF in the News

What’s Happening in Turkey? – Chicago Public Radio Recently, ZF Executive Director, Halil Demir, was interviewed by Chicago Public Radio to discuss the rising political tensions in Turkey.

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ZF in the News

Rohingya Culture Center – Chicago Public Radio "Chicago Rohingya Organize to Help Their Own.”

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ZF in the News

Rohingya Culture Center – Chicago Public Radio “Persecuted Muslims Find Rare Refuge in Chicago.”

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ZF in the News

Rohingya Culture Center – Daily Northwestern “Despite Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric, Refugees Continue Migrating to State.”

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ZF in the News

ZF Programs Director Tours Projects in Kenya – NEP Journal “ZF Director Tours Projects in Western Region, Pledges More Support.”

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ZF in the News

One Year, One Hundred Wells – Rockford Register Star “My View: Rockford students make a world of difference.”

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