The Popli Khalatbari Charitable Foundation
Supporting the welfare and education of children and young people


Blessed is he who reaches out to those in need

The Popli Khalatbari Charitable Foundation (PKCF) was founded in 1998, by the family and friends of the late Popli Khalatbari, who wished to honour her memory by distributing the funds from her estate in a manner befitting of the spirit with which she had led her life. Over the years, with the generosity and encouragement of friends and strangers, PKCF has grown from a small gesture of goodwill to a giant force of compassion and optimism that has positively impacted those in greatest need.

The mission of PKCF is to bring hope and opportunity to disadvantaged children and young persons through the provision of education, vocational training, healthcare, homes, food, emergency disaster relief, and water. We aim to provide youth the opportunity to build bright, promising futures for themselves, their families, and their communities. Youth in Iran are at the heart of our mission.

Over two decades, PKCF has distributed almost £8 million across a variety of projects, with a mandate to bring light to those who are otherwise living in the shadow of hopelessness.

The Foundation’s achievements would not have been possible without the support and generosity of numerous individuals and corporations, who have entrusted us with their charitable giving. The stories described on this site are a testament to their goodwill.

PKCF is a non-political, non-religious UK registered charity, administered and managed by a Board of Trustees and Organising Committee, all of whom provide their services on a voluntary basis.


You can help make a lasting difference in a young person’s life. There are so many ways you can get involved with PKCF and improve the lives of disadvantaged children in Iran and around the world. From sporting challenges to participation in our events to hosting your own charity dinners to in memoriam gifting, there is no shortage of ways to donate your time and energy. We welcome your participation in any capacity!

Please email to learn more.

We look forward to welcoming you to the PKCF family.

You can donate online by visiting the Donations page.