Hashoo Foundation

A nonprofit foundation established in 1988 by the founding family of Pakistani conglomerate company Hashoo Group, the Hashwani family. The foundation supports underprivileged communities in Pakistan through humanitarian and capacity building programmes with a focus on themes such as climate change, environment, entrepreneurship, employment, and economic and social development.

  • Organisation type Foundation
  • Year founded 1988
  • Headquartered Islamabad
  • Registration United Kingdom · United States · Pakistan
  • Website https://www.hashoofoundation.org

Related sustainable development goals

  • No Poverty
  • Zero Hunger
  • Good Health and Well-Being
  • Quality Education
  • Gender Equality
  • Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • Reduced Inequalities
  • Climate Action
  • Partnerships for the Goals


1.3M people supported

30+ years since establishment


Focus areas

Focus sectors

  • Agriculture
    • Food security
    • Farming
    • Livestock and ranching
  • Arts
    • Visual arts
      • Textile arts
  • Development
    • Business and industry
      • Entrepreneurship
    • Sustainable development
    • Economic development
  • Education
    • Early childhood education
    • Vocational education
    • Education services
      • Out-of-school learning
  • Environment
    • Natural resources
    • Climate change
  • Health
    • Public health
    • Medical research
    • Healthcare access
  • Humanitarian
    • Emergency relief
    • Free goods distribution
    • Special population support
  • Philanthropy
    • Foundations
    • Nonprofits
  • Public affairs
    • Public policy

Focus populations

  • At-risk youth
  • Children
  • Farmers
  • Low-income people
  • Men and boys
  • Self-employed people
  • Unemployed people
  • Women and girls
  • Working poor

Focus geographies

  • South Asia
    • Pakistan


  • Australian High Commission Pakistan
  • Benazir Income Support Programme
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
  • Education Above All
  • FATA Development Authority
  • Government of Canada
  • International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)
  • Iqra University
  • Mobilink Bank
  • Mountain Area Farmers Support Organization (MAFSO)
  • Oxfam
  • Punjab Skills Development Fund
  • Technical Education & Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) Punjab


  • Hashoo Hunar

    Hashoo Foundation's skills development programme focusses on providing space and resources to conduct business and entrepreneurial capacity building workshops to underprivileged communities in Pakistan. 

  • Hashoo Trust

    Hashoo humanitarian and social development programme focusses on emergency response, recovery and rehabilitation, and disaster risk reduction.

  • SDG programme

    Operating under the Hashoo Foundation, this programme focusses on efforts to achieve the sustainable development goals (SDGs) through two key initiatives: environment and climate action, and economic growth.

  • Umeed-e-Noor

    An inclusive development programme under Hashoo Foundation that focusses on providing services and assistance to children with hearing impairment, and physical and cognitive disabilities.


Funding model

  • Grants to Individuals
  • Grants to organisations
  • In-kind gifts
    • Donated goods
    • Donated equipment
  • Programme related investment

Primary funders

  • Hashoo Group
  • Murtaza Hashwani

Funding source

  • Corporate
  • Family
  • Private


Key staff

  • Abdul Waheed, acting country director
  • Mahwish Afridi, acting deputy country director
  • Khalida Bibi, director of programmes

Board members

  • Muhammad Tofiq Qureshi
  • Murtaza Hashwani, chair
  • Roderick Martin Collins
  • Sadruddin Hashwani, patron-in-chief
  • Shahzad Shabbir Dahar

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