Little comprehensive research about what the charitable accounts, known as DAFs, are supporting has been conducted until now.
Zakat, or charity, is a fundamental practice within the Islamic faith.
Decades of data indicate that over time, the foundations gave less to the founder’s own community and religious causes. But the share of their donations supporting social movements rose.
Social distancing has made giving to the poor – an obligation under Islam – harder this Ramadan. Meanwhile Muslim nonprofits are feeling the strain of the economic downturn.
Most Christian churches were relying heavily on ‘collection plates’ to pay their bills before the pandemic struck. And less than half were doing any online fundraising as of 2018.