The Citizens Foundation, USA (TCF-USA) is a U.S. based 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, nonprofit organization (Federal Tax ID #41-2046295) that supports the education of underprivileged children in Pakistan. It has an active network of over 30 chapters in cities across the United States.

Among other activities, TCF-USA supports specific programs, initiatives and projects of The Citizens Foundation (TCF) in Pakistan, one of the leading organizations in the field of education in that country. TCF was started in 1995 by a group of concerned citizens who wanted to bring about social change through education. In 24 years, it has built and operates 1,567 purpose-built schools providing quality education to 252,000 children, with an all-female faculty of 12,000 teachers.

TCF-USA donors have built and support over 200 of these elementary & secondary schools with an enrollment of 65,000+ boys and girls.

TCF-USA’s Board of Directors exercises full discretion and control over the use of all donations and in the making of grants to support specific projects in Pakistan. Contributions to TCF-USA are tax-deductible in the U.S. as charitable contributions to the fullest extent permitted by law.




School Units




Hours spent by our children in school and off the streets

TCF's purpose-built schools are embedded in the heart of urban slums and rural communities

TCF Model


Catering to the most needy

Taking Schools to the Children

Embedding schools in the heart of urban slums & rural communities


Purpose-built schools

All Female Faculty

All-female faculty & a 50% student gender ratio

Ensuring Quality of Education

Ensuring a high quality of education

Beyond Basic Schooling

Holistic student development & alumni support

Community Development

Adult literacy and other community programs

Professional Management

Professional management

Donor Testimonials

I support TCF to educate Pakistan

When I look back at my time at the Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute (GIKI), I remember it among my fondest moments. After all, it was here where I was exposed to new ideas, experienced some of my happiest but also saddest times and built relationships that will last a lifetime.Read More

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Our eyes often give away our feelings when we are trying to hide them. I recently discovered how profound and overwhelming making eye contact could be.
I volunteer for a charity, The Citizen’s Foundation (TCF USA) in Pakistan. For the last twenty years, TCF has been on a mission to educate underprivileged children of Pakistan.Read More

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