“We work on the premise of empowering communities in a equal way”


Our Legacy

The core belief and aim of our founder, the late philanthropist, social worker and businessman, Mohamed Aly Rangoonwala was to provide a ‘service to humanity.’ Founded in 1967, the Rangoonwala Foundation has been doing exactly that for over five decades. We serve communities across the world – predominantly in the United Kingdom, Pakistan and India – by offering support to any person in need, regardless of race, colour, creed or religion. We believe that by giving individuals a hand up, not a handout we can help build their ability to be self-reliant over time.

A glimpse into our history

  • 1963

    VM Public School is established in Pakistan
  • 1967

    Mohamad Aly Rangoonwala establishes a charitable trust in Karachi and names it the ZVMG Rangoonwala Trust
  • 1971

    The trust supports the development of the Rangoonwala Community Centre, aiming to provide resources and services to underserved families and community groups
  • 1972

    The VM Library and student centre is established in Pakistan
  • 1973

    Mother and Child Care Centre is established in Pakistan
  • 1979

    ZVM Rangoonwala Foundation is registered as a charity in the UK and grant-making within the UK commences
  • 1987

    The Duke of Edinburgh programme is established in Pakistan & VM Art Gallery is established in Pakistan
  • 2003

    The Rangoonwala Community Centre is established in Hyderbad, Pakistan & The Rangoonwala Foundation (India) Trust is established in Mumbai, India
  • 2004

    The Umeed (health) and Utkarsh (education) programmes are established in India
  • 2005

    The first of seven Rangoonwala Community Centres is established and opened by RF(I)T in India
  • 2006

    The Banubai Physiotherapy Centre opens in Pakistan
  • 2009

    The ZVM Rangoonwala Foundation expands its grants programme to make international donations outside of UK, Pakistan and India
  • 2010

    The MA Rangoonwala Community Centre is established in Quetta, Pakistan
  • 2017

    The disability charity MAITS is founded and established by the ZVM Rangoonwala Foundation & The Centre for Traditional Arts established in Pakistan with the help of the Prince’s Foundation
  • 2020

    Art South Asia Project (ASAP) is founded and established by the ZVM Rangoonwala Foundation

Our Values

Our values underpin every action that we take as an organisation.

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Our Founders

The people who built the foundation for the impact we have.

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