About Us

Our Vision & What Makes Us Unique

Rimici Zakat, Sadaqah & Family Crowd Fund Raising Program (ZCM) is unique among humanitarian organizations in advancing zakat as a vehicle for social change. The third pillar of Islam, zakat is an obligatory claim on the wealth of the affluent to empower the indigent. ZCM channels this egalitarian spirit of zakat into a global vision of social development that transcends national boundaries, and stands as the foremost authority on interpreting zakat as a factor for positive change.

ZCM strives to be an exceptional relief and development organization utilizing sustainable methods, while modeling the spirit of cooperative internationalism that will be essential in an increasingly unstable world. As a direct result of its reputation for path-breaking humanitarianism with a global vision, ZCM is rapidly growing in reach and capacity. Every year brings new projects that expand the scope of our work and deepen its impact on the communities we serve.

 

Our Mission & Approach

Rimici “ONE Source” Zakat, Sadaqah & Family Crowd Funding (ZCM) Program helps foster charitable giving to alleviate the immediate needs and ensure the self-reliance of the poorest people around the U.S & Canada.

Rimici ZCM is based on Rimici Muslim Family Governance Framework and founded on Ethical Conduct, Transparency, Accountability and Auditability. For this very important foundation, we are operating the ZCM program locally in the U.S & Canada.

In future efforts we may consider partnering with reliable nonprofit organization to extent the ZCM resources to other countries & communities.

This will be based on extensive 3rd party risk assessment and on-going risk management program for transparency, accountability, auditability and meeting applicable privacy, security and regulatory requirements

Our Means

We accomplish our mission by:

  • Bringing immediate relief during and after disasters, building and supporting schools, orphanages and health clinics, supporting community development programs and micro-credit, providing Ramadan Iftars and food distribution, and providing fresh meat for Udhiya/Qurbani and Aqeeqah through the support of community-based initiatives
  • Serving as a trusted zakat and sadaqa resource center for our Muslim donors
  • Serving as a trusted charity option for all donors through financial transparency and strict standards of efficiency and accountability
  • Minimizing expenses by maintaining a small administrative staff
  • Maximizing donations by establishing strategic partnerships

 

ZCM was established during a time when humanitarian organizations faced increased scrutiny in their activities and procedures, leading to new standards in transparency and accountability. As a US-based, Muslim-run charity organization that serves needy communities both at home and abroad, ZCM demonstrates the inclusive beauty of the Islamic tradition through programs that reach the destitute worldwide.

ZCM has differentiated itself from a traditional US-based Muslim charity approach of exclusively supporting communities abroad and reaches poor and indigent communities within the United States as well. Since its establishment, ZCM has progressed from mostly offering immediate emergency aid and Seasonal Programs to a focus on severing the roots of poverty, utilizing zakat and sadaqa donations to develop long-term, sustainable solutions.

Rimici Zakat, Sadaqah & Family Crowd Fund Raising Program is a non-governmental, non-political, non-profit international relief and development organization organized under the laws of the State of Illinois. As a humanitarian relief and development organization, Zakat Foundation endeavors to adhere to the core humanitarian principles set forth in the Code of Conduct for International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and NGOs in Disaster Relief, particularly its provisions on humanity, impartiality, independence and neutrality.