Making People Self Reliant
Citizens Foundation is a non–profit organization which has evolved from its humble beginnings in Jharkhand in 1997 and has so far registered its presence with pioneering work in the development sector in over 10 states of India as a national level organization. As a signatory of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), CF has worked towards its vision of ‘Making People Self Reliant’ over the past two decades.
Over the last 20 years, we have evolved the expertise in health, Sanitation, Natural Resource Management, Livelihood Promotion, and Protection. We have delivered advocacy and techno–managerial support to the rural communities and are currently executing projects across the states of Jharkhand, Bihar, Meghalaya and Assam.
CF has focused its expertise towards strengthening the existing government programs via technical and operational support systems. We ensured that these efforts attain a self–sustaining momentum; enriching the target communities with a sustainable continuum through partnerships with Government of India, several State Governments, UN Agencies, PSUs, Corporate and other national and international level organizations. Committed towards working for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), CF is making continued efforts at making its initiatives and projects sustainable for the community and the world at large.
CITIZENS FOUNDATION AT A GLANCE
Our Vision : Every inhabitant is self reliant and prosperous through optimum utilization of available resources
Our Mission: To make a difference by developing strategies which are practical, acceptable and sustainable
Our Major Interventions
Citizens Foundation is achieving more with our initiatives than ever before. We work on many exciting projects to help improve the lives of others, and are very proud of the progress we continue to make. Learn more about what we do, who we help, and how we work every day to promote positive change.
HEALTH AND NUTRITION
For Citizens Foundation, our journey towards realizing the Sustainable Development Goal 5 of Good Health and Well Being encompasses of a long and strong track record in providing healthcare services to the remotest parts of states like Bihar, Jharkhand, Assam and Meghalaya. From general hospitals to the travelling medical vans (through MMUs and MHCs) to the dedicated healthcare for malnourished children and even mega health camps, Citizens Foundation is working on more than 40 healthcare projects taking healthcare to the people who need it the most.
NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
Environment and its components form a very important part of our existence as a society and Citizens Foundation believes that the resources available in nature can not only improve the quality of life for humans but their proper management can facilitate a new way of sustainable existence. This idea is taken forward by our many interventions in the sector of Natural Resource Management in states of Jharkhand and Assam including land, nature and water resource management initiatives
Co-existing with nature, our interventions in the sector of Livelihood Promotion take a unique approach to help the beneficiaries realize economic freedom through sustainable approaches. Livelihood Promotion initiatives at CF aim to empower by aiding change and supporting of additional income sources so that via value addition, livelihood opportunities are easily taken to the people who need them where they are, encouraging them to enhance the quality of life they are living in the long run.
Aiming for the Sustainable Goals of Reduced Inequalities and Gender Equality, our protection initiatives aim to take the benefits of our interventions to the people who are at a risk of deprivation from social security and other benefits. From children to women and other groups at risk, our interventions not only aim at promoting inclusion but also start discussions on the various unique possibilities in the approach to their empowerment.
TECHNO MANAGERIAL SUPPORT
Knowledge and expertise sharing comes as an integral part of the operations of Citizens Foundation and in the development sector, stepping up to share our technical know-how and expertise with other organizations for impactful and pioneering collaborations constitute our efforts in the Techno Managerial Support sector. Our team of subject matter specialists lead many initiatives like baseline and impact studies, need assessments and concurrent studies in association with corporate houses, union and state governments, PSUs, bilateral agencies and UN agencies among others with a focus on the Sustainable Development Goals.
ADVOCACY AND POLICY
Citizens Foundation believes in supporting the cause of introducing innovations that solve the challenges faced by different societal groups through unique approaches. Our interventions in Advocacy and Policy aim at finding solutions instead of posing the question. From seminars to talk events , workshops and deliberations that involve all stakeholders on a single platform, our advocacy and policy initiatives start at the grass root with the people affected and go up to the bureaucrats and policy makers who can bring about a change the people want or provide an alternative solution to the problems posed.
Our Core Values