Islamic Philanthropy and Ramadan Fundraising
American Muslims make up the third largest religious group in the U.S. and are projected to become the nation’s second-largest religious group by 2040. Every year during Ramadan—the holy month of fasting, worship and charitable giving observed by Muslims all over the world—our Muslim supporters dedicate their Zakat to refugee families in need.
In 2021 we doubled our Islamic Philanthropy revenue, raising more than $1 million through individual giving (both online and offline), major gifts outreach and partnership development. We are building robust partnerships with IFANCA, a global leader in Halal services, and Fair Fintech. IFANCA contributed $250,000 to support the Refugee Zakat Fund in 2021 and we have received a commitment from them to collaborate as a Founding Partner to kick-start private sector engagement in U.S.-based Islamic Philanthropy. We also launched our Islamic Philanthropy Council, chaired by U4U board member Yasmin Causer.