We work with local partners to ensure all the projects developed use local knowledge and are accepted by the community. Our primary focus is on education, sports and healthcare. Every dollar raised goes directly to developing projects in local communities.
MTF’s first project, a health clinic in Bannu for women and children, was opened in December 2016. The clinic is the first of its kind in the tribal region of Pakistan and was possible because of MTF’s close collaboration with CEEI, a local non-profit organization dedicated to empowering women and girls.
MTF's second project "Peace through Sports Projects" held a squash tournament in June 2014 to show solidarity with the Internally Displaced Persons of North Waziristan in Islamabad. Harrow squash racquets were distributed to talented players from under-privileged areas. Next project is planned for March 2018 at the Pakistan-India Wagah Border.
This section will be updated as our projects progress.
The Maria Toorpakai Foundation's application for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status is pending before the IRS. The Foundation is currently accepting contributions at this time, which will be tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowable under the law.
Checks can be sent to:
The Maria Toorpakai Foundation, Inc.
1632 First Avenue
New York, NY 10028