About Citizens Foundation

Making People Self Reliant

Citizens Foundation is a nationally recognized Nonprofit organization in the field of development, founded in 1997. Our core mission is to foster self-reliance among communities through a comprehensive approach that encompasses various sectors, including Health, Livelihood Promotion, and Natural Resource Management. Over the years, we have built a strong presence in 9 different states across India, including Jharkhand, Bihar, Meghalaya, Sikkim, Assam, Nagaland, Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Haryana. Through our inclusive and participatory programs, we have touched the lives of over a million people. Over the last 25 years, we have evolved the expertise in Health, Natural Resource Management, Livelihood Promotion, Techno Managerial Services and Advocacy & Policy. We have delivered advocacy and techno–managerial support to the rural communities.

At Citizens Foundation, we firmly believe that self-reliance is the key to empowering impoverished and marginalized populations. Our vision and mission are deeply rooted in principles tailored to rural contexts, emphasizing community ownership and grassroots entrepreneurship. Our collaborative working model includes partnerships with a diverse range of stakeholders, such as the Government of India, state governments, PSUs, UN Agencies, bilateral and multilateral organizations, public sector enterprises, corporate entities, national and international trusts, foundations, and educational institutions.

Our core objectives include:

  1. Enhancing self-reliance and sustainable livelihoods: We strive to improve access to natural resources and enhance mechanisms for sustainable development.
  2. Empowering local communities: Through capacity-building programs, we empower grassroots populations, local authorities, and other relevant stakeholders.
  3. Providing quality healthcare: We are committed to delivering quality healthcare services to underserved and unserved areas.
  4. Community protection: We implement various programs to safeguard communities.
  5. Technical support: We offer technical assistance to various stakeholders.
  6. Public policy development: We work towards the formulation of public policies that promote an informed, healthy, and robust democratic society.

Today, Citizens Foundation stands with a multi-state presence and a dedicated team of more than 300 members. Our efforts extend to promoting equitable quality education, increasing women's participation in village development planning, and addressing sanitation challenges with a focus on sustainable solid and liquid waste management. We remain committed to strengthening the means of implementation and revitalizing partnerships to promote sustainable development.


Making People Self Reliant


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