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The Citizens Foundation, USA

We can change their lives and they will change the world

four stars

96.46

9494 Southwest Freeway Suite 620
Houston, TX 77047
tel: (888) 729-3022   Web Site
EIN: 41-2046295

Board Leadership
Arif Gafur
President

CEO
Syed Asaad Ayub Ahmad
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.46 four stars
  Financial 95.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Citizens Foundation, USA (TCF-USA) is a professionally managed tax-exempt charity, with a support network of volunteer chapters across the USA. We support the building of civil society in Pakistan by providing quality education to underprivileged children, promoting gender equality & partnering for reform of public education. We believe that education is a basic human right. Universal access to education is a prerequisite for democratic institutions to flourish in Pakistan and for its people to compete in a global economy.
TCF currently has 1,652 schools in all the provinces of Pakistan with 266,000 children enrolled, nearly half of them girls. TCF has trained and employed 12,500 women as teachers and principals, making it the largest employer of women in the private sector.
TCF also provides scholarships for tertiary education to the deserving graduates of its' secondary schools and an adult literacy program that has transformed the lives of 120,000 women.

The Citizens Foundation, USA (TCF-USA) is a professionally managed tax-exempt charity, with a support network of volunteer chapters across the USA. We support the building of civil society in Pakistan by providing quality education to underprivileged children, promoting gender equality & partnering for reform of public education. We believe that education is a basic human right. Universal access to education is a prerequisite for democratic institutions to flourish in Pakistan and for its people to compete in a global economy.
TCF currently has 1,652 schools in all the provinces of Pakistan with 266,000 children enrolled, nearly half of them girls. TCF has trained and employed 12,500 women as teachers and principals, making it the largest employer of women in the private sector.
TCF also provides scholarships for tertiary education to the deserving graduates of its' secondary schools and an adult literacy program that has transformed the lives of 120,000 women.

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Financial

four stars

95.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
92.3%
  Administrative Expenses 3.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.38
  Program Expenses Growth 9.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Citizens Foundation, USA on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Citizens Foundation, USA on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Citizens Foundation, USA (TX) 96.46 four stars
Rainier Scholars (WA) 95.75 four stars
College Possible (MN) 91.28 four stars
GreatSchools (CA) 86.76 three stars
One Million Degrees (IL) 90.29 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,130,972
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $2,908,481
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $10,039,453
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $10,039,453
   Other Revenue $73,120
TOTAL REVENUE $10,112,573
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,557,050
   Administrative Expenses $374,582
   Fundraising Expenses $532,875
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,464,507
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $648,066
   
Net Assets $3,613,062

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Annual Operating Expenses of Schools $5,264,787 61.5%
Campus Construction $2,332,411 27.3%
Endowments for Future Operations of Schools $959,852 11.2%

Ratings History
The Citizens Foundation, USA has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 05/01/2020 96.46 four stars
2017-12 06/01/2019 96.46 four stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 96.46 four stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 98.23 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 98.23 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 95.91 four stars
2013-12 03/01/2015 97.82 four stars
2013-12 02/01/2015 89.17 three stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 97.80 four stars
2011-12 09/01/2012 95.88 four stars
2010-12 09/20/2011 97.54 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-12 07/28/2011 94.35 four stars
2009-12 10/01/2010 79.20 two stars
2008-12 02/01/2010 93.59 four stars
2007-12 08/01/2009 96.51 four stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 41-2046295
Name in IRS Master File THE CITIZENS FOUNDATION USA
NTEE Code P12
NTEE Classification Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date May, 2003
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$30,000 0.31% Tauseef A Siddiqi CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$64,934 0.68% Uneza Akhtar Director Administration
$64,308 0.67% Rayomand Ghadiali CFO
$45,489 0.48% Fakhia Rashid Development Manager
$42,539 0.44% Danial Noorani Director Development

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Citizens Foundation, USA (TX) 96.46 four stars
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) (NY) 97.90 four stars
Center for Excellence in Education (VA) 91.28 four stars
Year Up (MA) 89.10 three stars
Teach For America (NY) 87.77 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Citizens Foundation, USA
9494 Southwest Freeway
Suite 620
Houston, TX 77047
tel: (888) 729-3022
fax: (847) 443-4299
EIN: 41-2046295

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Board Leadership

Arif Gafur
President

CEO

Syed Asaad Ayub Ahmad
President, CEO

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