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The Citizens Foundation, USA

We can change their lives and they will change the world

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four stars

96.46

2425 Touhy Avenue Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
tel: (888) 729-3022   Web Site
EIN: 41-2046295

Board Leadership
Arif Gafur
President

CEO
Tauseef Siddiqi
Chief Executive Officer

  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 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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. Our mission is to support the building of civil society in Pakistan by providing quality education to underprivileged children, promoting gender equality and advocating for reform of public education. We believe that education is a basic human right, a pre-requisite for democratic institutions to flourish in Pakistan and for its people to compete in a global economy.
TCF currently has 1,060 schools in all four provinces of Pakistan with 165,000 children enrolled - nearly half of them girls. We are present in 109 towns and cities. TCF has also trained and employed 8,900 women as teachers and principals.

The Citizens Foundation, USA (TCF-USA) is a professionally managed tax-exempt charity, with a support network of volunteer chapters across the USA. Our mission is to support the building of civil society in Pakistan by providing quality education to underprivileged children, promoting gender equality and advocating for reform of public education. We believe that education is a basic human right, a pre-requisite for democratic institutions to flourish in Pakistan and for its people to compete in a global economy.
TCF currently has 1,060 schools in all four provinces of Pakistan with 165,000 children enrolled - nearly half of them girls. We are present in 109 towns and cities. TCF has also trained and employed 8,900 women as teachers and principals.

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Financial

four stars

95.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
92.6%
  Administrative Expenses 4.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.35
  Program Expenses Growth 10.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.4%
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 (IL) 96.46 four stars
The Center for Victims of Torture (MN) 86.52 three stars
Global Fund for Women (CA) 91.84 four stars
HIAS (MD) 91.94 four stars
Institute for Global Engagement (VA) 85.85 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,833,513
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $2,562,204
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $8,395,717
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $8,395,717
   Other Revenue $75,783
TOTAL REVENUE $8,471,500
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,578,885
   Administrative Expenses $197,356
   Fundraising Expenses $377,173
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,153,414
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-681,914
   
Net Assets $3,034,666

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 $5,490,486 64.0%
Campus Construction $1,887,355 22.0%
Endowments for Future Operations of Schools $1,201,044 14.0%

Ratings History
The Citizens Foundation, USA has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
Not compensated -- Arif Gafur Chief Executive Officer
Other Salaries of Note
$75,538 0.82% Danial Noorani Director Development
$58,423 0.63% Uneza Akhtar Director Administration
$1,384 0.01% Rayomand Ghadiali CFO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Citizens Foundation, USA (IL) 96.46 four stars
Polaris (DC) 98.04 four stars
Global Fund for Women (CA) 91.84 four stars
The Center for Victims of Torture (MN) 86.52 three stars
International Justice Mission (DC) 87.44 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Citizens Foundation, USA
2425 Touhy Avenue
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
tel: (888) 729-3022
fax: (847) 443-4299
EIN: 41-2046295

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Board Leadership

Arif Gafur
President

CEO

Tauseef Siddiqi
Chief Executive Officer

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