NGO Partners in 2018





Mother Child Education Foundation (AÇEV)


Ever since it was founded in 1993, the Mother Child Education Foundation (AÇEV) has been carrying out all of its educational activities aimed at needy children and their families with the aims of ensuring that such children have the benefit of a good and wholesome “early childhood experience”, of contributing towards a better society, and of achieving equality in educational opportunity. AÇEV conducts research to determine the needs of its target audience, develops programs to address such needs, implements these in collaboration with others, and assesses the results of its efforts.

Informatics Industry Association (TÜBİSAD)


Since its establishment in 1979, TUBISAD represents the strongest collective voice of more than 200 active member companies operating in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and New Media sectors in Turkey. .

Darüşşafaka Foundation

The mission of Darüşşafaka Foundation is to promote equal opportunity in education in Turkey since 1863 and mainly provides education opportunities for low-income youth who have lost either a father or a mother. These academically talented children are recruited when they are ten years old and are provided education at international standards which enables them to be thoughtful, inquisitive, confident, leader individuals in the awareness of their collective responsibilities. Today, approximately 1,000 students selected from around the country, selected by examinations. They study at the Darüşşafaka Educational Institutions in Maslak, Istanbul for nine years with full scholarship and room/board. The Society also continues to provide scholarships to graduates who have entered university.

Youth Lives Foundation

Since 2008, Youth Lives Foundation focuses on supporting youth in the 11-18 age group and to shape strategies and policies affecting youth issues.

Support to Life Association

Support to Life Association is a regional humanitarian organization that works to prepare for crime, risk reduction, emergency response and improvement in Turkey and neighboring countries in order to minimize disaster risks and effects. The association has been working on emergency aid in this context as it was in recent years in Turkey after disasters; training, meetings and workshops for organizations and organizations working in the field of disaster management.

Istanbul Arts and Culture Foundation (İKSV)

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of its founding in 2015, İKSV aims to bring Istanbul to the forefront of world culture and arts capitals, to provide a permanent interaction between national and universal, traditional and contemporary values through culture and arts and to play an active role in the formation of cultural policies continues to work.

Turkish Foundation for Combating Soil Erosion, for Reforestation and the Protection of Natural Habitats (TEMA)


TEMA was established in 1992 as a voluntary, conscientious, pioneering, international and enduring civil society organization dedicated to the preservation of natural beings with a sustainable life principle. They have creation a conscious and effective public opinion which is sensitive to environmental problems, especially the erosion problem throughout Turkey and are amongst the most widely represented NGOs at the local level in Turkey, with 650 more than volunteers.

Tohum Foundation for Autism


TOHUM was established in 2003 as a health and education foundation with the aim of pioneering early recognition/detection, public awareness and special education needs of autistic children.

TOÇEV- Tüvana Okuma İstekli Çocuk Eğitim Vakfı


TOÇEV was founded in 1994 to promote access to education for children in Turkey who need it most, living under challenging social and economic standards. They believe that every child as the right to an education, recognizing each child as an individual and working for them to become cultured, knowledgeable, coherent, and productive in society.

Turkish Education Foundation (TEV)

Turkish Education Foundation was founded in 1967 by 205 philanthropists under the leadership of Vehbi Koç. TEV grants scholarships to students who need successful and financial support, and builds schools, student dormitories and libraries. TEV also prizes students to encourage their work and conducts scientific research in the field of education.

Turkish Enterprise And Business Confederation (TÜRKONFED)

TÜRKONFED (Turkish Enterprise and Business Confederation) is a non-governmental business organization, aiming to contribute to the development of regional, sectoral and national economic policies. Today, 25 federations and 190 associations (which collectively represent over 40,000 companies all across Turkey) are represented under the TURKONFED network.

Turkish Education Volunteers Foundation (TEGV)

The objective of TEGV is to provide educational programs and activities to help elementary education level children become citizens who are loyal to the basic tenets of the Turkish Republic as rational, prudent, self-confident, creative, pacifist and respectful of different beliefs and thoughts not discriminating based on gender, nationality, religion or language. The specific educational programs created by TEGV are implemented by volunteers at Educational Parks, Learning Units, and Mobile Firefly Learning Units established all around the country, and via the “Support Protocol for Social Activities”.

People Management Association of Turkey (PERYÖN)


PERYON Personnel Association is the first non-governmental organization established in Turkey in the field of Human Management in Turkey, and has been serving the needs of professionals in the field of Human Management by reaching approximately 2.5 million employees employed at 1147 private sector companies. PERYON has branched in 5 regions across Turkey, which are affiliated to the Istanbul Center that leads the establishment of platforms that contribute to employment and support professional and workforce development.

Women Entrepreneurs Association of Turkey (KAGİDER)


The Women Entrepreneurs Association of Turkey (KAGIDER) is a non-governmental organization aimed at strengthening women entrepreneurs. Their goal is not to strengthen women only economically but also socially and politically. KAGIDER has made its mission to support women entrepreneurship because it believes that women entrepreneurs has a strong impact on reversing the trends of gender inequality and women’s economic exclusion. KAGIDER’s membership includes 300 members, and is engaged in training, counselling and mentorship activities to economically empower and strengthen women entrepreneurs. KAGIDER advocates for equal opportunities for men and women where it is engaged in a number of activities directed towards this issue.

Turkish Foundation for Children in Need of Protection


Turkish Foundation for Children in Need of Protection was established by volunteers in 1979, and believes in a society in which every child has the right to enjoy compassion, love and understanding, to live in a healthy environment, to have adequate nutrition and development opportunities. The foundation opened the Bolluca Children's Village (orphanage) on 37 acres in Bolluca, Istanbul, in 1992 based on international standards.

Türkiye Spastik Çocuklar Vakfı


Türkiye Spastik Çocuklar Vakfı was founded by Prof. Dr. Hıfzı Özcan in 1989. They provide rehabilitation and education support to approximately 20,000 children and their families, as well as day-to-day activities, and carry out studies to create awareness about Cerebral Palsy. The aim of the foundation is to provide diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and education services to children and adults with Cerebral Palsy, to be professionally engaged and to carry out necessary activities to gain a sense of life.

Züccaciyeciler Derneği (ZÜCDER)


ZÜCDER Züccaciyeciler Derneği was founded in 2004 and is the sole representative of producers, exporters, importers and retailers operating in a wide range of product groups from porcelain, ceramic, glass, plastic, steel to gift items in Turkey, bringing together the veteran companies of their field of activity. The most important producers, importers, wholesalers, distributors and retailers of the sector are members of the association. The members of the Turkey Glassware Sector that has more than 400 products, which have unique designs in world standards and compete with competitors all over the world.