The American Pakistan Foundation (APF) was launched in December 2009 at an inaugural gala featuring former Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton, General Colin Powell, and Dr. Moeen Qureshi. APF was founded by Pakistani American community members who have found great fortune in the US who want to give back to their native Pakistan by empowering development organizations. Since then, the organization has facilitated $8 million in funding from US institutions, impacting over 45,000 people. APF has developed a new focus on community engagement with a focus on youth by hosting events and expanding communication efforts to reach tens of thousands. APF has served as a platform for nearly 100 individuals, and community and development organizations to share their work, stories, events, and opportunities. Over one hundred dedicated pro-bono professionals, volunteers, and interns from across the country and beyond have devoted time to APF’s community and development efforts.
At the American Pakistan Foundation, we believe in a bright future for Pakistan. We strive to provide the youth in Pakistan and the United States with opportunities that will set them on a path of social and economic progress. By mobilizing the Pakistani American and native Pakistani communities, we hope to elicit positive, lasting change within not only Pakistan, but the global community at large.