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

Dear Friends,
On behalf of the PKCF family, I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and yours a happy, peaceful new year and to thank you for your unwavering support.
With each passing year, the projects we have initiated have grown in scope and reliance on their funding for success. I spent three months in Iran inspecting every project, reviewing budgets, meeting partners, and speaking with each child and young person under our care. My trip and subsequent report to the Board of Trustees led us to conclude that due to the high cost of inflation and the need to ensure each project’s long-term survival, we will focus our funding on ten of our most worthy projects in Iran. These projects were selected for their tremendous impact, excellent leadership, and impressive outcomes, and we are thrilled to continue our vital backing for them. We have highlighted accomplishments from four of these projects in this newsletter.
I am also pleased to inform you that since June 2023, Natalie Kabiriha has been working closely with the PKCF team. She is a competent addition to PKCF, and I am delighted to announce that, as of immediate effect, she is my Executive Assistant. Natalie will accompany me on my next inspection trip to Iran in March 2024. This is in preparation for her and a younger generation to assume responsibility for the Foundation when I am no longer able to manage PKCF directly.
We would like to express our deep gratitude to all our supporters for your steadfast support. We will embark on 2024 with continued determination to bring more love and light to children.
Best wishes,
Diana Khalatbari

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.