The Popli Khalatbari Charitable Foundation

About us

Mission Statement

Our mission is to bring hope and light to disadvantaged children and young persons through the provision of education, vocational training, healthcare, homes, food and water. We aim to provide the 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.  

PKCF was launched 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 made an impact to those in need.

The Foundation is grateful to all those who have played a part in its work and salutes them for keeping Popli’s spirit alive.

Since 1998 PKCF has worked in several countries establishing our own projects (such as constructing schools and orphanages) as well as supporting existing programmes run by reputable organisations. Since 2018 our concentration is on our initiated projects in Iran whose needs are growing, and funding UK charities.

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, Organising Committee and a Young PKCF Committee, all of whom provide their services on a voluntary basis.

You can donate online by visiting the Donations page.