The origin of Citizens Foundation began in year 1993 with the genesis of Gandhi Sporting Club by formed Mr. Ganesh Reddy. Initially the club was involved in community based events like organizing different religious events, collective activities at local level, sports tournaments etc. Gradually, with the realization having effective community-based programmes, the club took-up activities like organizing events for community awareness, health-based sensitizations etc.
Until early 2002, the organization was informally involved in various social activities which then took up a shape of a formal organization renamed as Citizens Foundation. With the support of six development youths, Citizens Foundation was registered as a NGO under Society’s Registration Act on February 20, 2002. In the initial days it was mostly into health based programmes with just 2-3 staffs. However, due to its effective work on ground, it has expanded well in terms of size and outreach. Today, Citizens Foundation is a well established NGO having a multi-state presence and a huge team of more than 300 members.