About TCF

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 42 chapters in states 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 28 years, it has built and operates 1,921 purpose-built schools providing quality education to 286,000 children, with an all-female faculty of 14,000 teachers.

TCF-USA donors have built and supported over 249 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.


The Citizens Foundation, USA supports the building of civil society in Pakistan by providing quality education to underprivileged children, promoting gender equality and advocating for reform of public education.


Our vision is for a Pakistan where every child has access to a quality education which enables moral, spiritual, and intellectual enlightenment.




School Units



TCF Model

Catering to the most needy

Embedding schools in the heart of urban slums & rural communities

Purpose-built schools

All-female faculty & a 50% student gender ratio

Ensuring a high quality of education

Holistic student development & alumni support

Adult literacy and other community programs

Professional management

TCF Schools











TCF Education Programs

Customized textbooks

In-depth teacher training

Quality assurance

TCF Community Programs

TCF's Aagahi Program imparts functional literacy skills to women in school communities

TCF installs water purification plants to provide clean water

TCF is providing vocational training to expand economic opportunities for women

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Donation Methods

By Mail

The Citizen Foundation, USA
7874 Solution Center
Chicago IL 60677 7008

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To gift stocks, contact us at 1-888-729-3022, or giftstock@tcfusa.org to obtain information about our brokerage account at Charles Schwab.
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