The Citizens Foundation-USA (TCF-USA) is a USA based non-profit that supports the education of underprivileged Children. Starting 1998, Danial Noorani with others led the effort to build the first TCF school funded by USA donors in Karachi in 2000. Today TCF-USA has more than 20,000 supporters in the USA and a thriving and active community of TCF volunteers active in 30 USA cities. Together we have now built more than 288 schools across Pakistan educating more than 60,000 children! This is our story…

TCF USA Journey

The Vision

Danial and Karen Noorani visit TCF schools in Pakistan and commit themselves to The Citizens Foundation and promoting it in the USA. At the same time Ms. Shimmi Kidwai with APWA Washington D.C. area started raising awareness of TCF’s work in D.C. area and raising funds. With a clear vision to help eradicate poverty through education, Al Ameen Campus in Karachi was the first TCF school built by USA supporters in 2000.

The beginning

Danial Noorani established TCF-USA as a 501(c)(3) charity based in Chicago in 2002, and was appointed President of TCF-USA by Board of Directors. Funding efforts continue and by 2004 ten schools with a capacity to educate 1,800 students had been built. In 2006 TCF-USA raised $2 Million for Pakistan Earthquake relief and rebuilding efforts for the devastating earthquake in northern Pakistan in 2005

Picking up momentum

TCF Chapters started being established in USA cities with volunteers building awareness of TCF’s programs in their cities. In 2010 Mr. Zarrar Segal was appointed as new president. Zarrar is a senior partner at Clifford &Chance US LLP, a major New York based law firm

The Impact

Chapters continued to grow throughout USA, and by 2012 TCF-USA had established its 100th school. In 2014 TCF achieved a milestone of 1,000 schools across Pakistan. Graduates from TCF start to pursue higher education from prestigious universities in USA and break the cycle of poverty.

A new horizon

In 2015, Mr. Arif Gafur was appointed as CEO of TCF-USA, an executive with over 20 years of experience in global energy industry. Arif with his team is executing a growth strategy which has resulted in strong revenue growth and has expanded an expanded chapter network. This enabled TCF-USA to expand its programs to support 83 government schools adopted by TCF.
2017 and beyond

The future

In 2017 TCF USA received a 4-star rating by charity navigator for the third consecutive year in a row. Today TCF-USA has over 30 chapters with an estimated 600 volunteers across America. We have established 283 schools across Pakistan with a capacity to educate 36,000 students. TCF USA is committed to supporting education of underprivileged children who will become the leaders of tomorrow.