2016-2021 Partner NGOs

Alternative Lives Foundation (AYDER)

Alternative Lives Foundation is a non-governmental organization established in and incorporated under the laws of Turkey. Their main purpose is to increase awareness about the needs of socially and physically disadvantaged people, promote their integration into social life, and develop partnerships among disadvantaged groups, governments, local authorities and the private sector. AYDER has realized several innovative programs such as Diving is Freedom, Alternative Camp, Reha Istanbul, Barrier-Free Tourism, Dreams Academy and Girls without Barriers.

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.

Aydın Doğan Foundation

Founded in 1996, the Aydın Doğan Foundation, aims to ensure that objective and correct information is accessible, that society can solve its problems in a free and fair manner, that investments are made to increase the level of education and culture, and to support all effort towards making these possible. Foundation’s activities for public interest have been focused on education, culture, public health, scientific research, sports and economy.

Science Heroes Association (BKD)

Visioning a world where science is the focal point of the society, Science Heroes Association (BKD) makes activities, projects and programs to promote and spread science, scientific thinking and scientific awareness in society and also makes it possible for children and youngsters to relate with science in their early ages.

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. 

Cevdet İnci Education Foundation

With the philosophy of societal lifelong education, Cevdet İnci Education Foundation has continued its activities since 1985, aimed at supporting our country in reaching a level of modern education.With the motto “Support to Education, Service for the Future”, it develops the “Education, Incentive and Networking Programs” which aims at supporting the academic ecosystem.

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.

Turkish Marine Environment Protection Association(TURMEPA)

TURMEPA, ülkemiz kıyı ve denizlerinin korunmasını ulusal bir öncelik haline getirmek ve gelecek nesillere temiz denizlerin kucakladığı yaşanabilir bir Türkiye bırakmak amacıyla, 8 Nisan 1994 tarihinde Rahmi M. Koç’un kurucu başkanlığında, Deniz Ticaret Odası ve bir avuç deniz sevdalısıyla birlikte başlatılmış bir sivil toplum hareketidir.

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.

Young Executives and Business People Association(GYİAD)

GYİAD was founded in 1986 to generate solutions for the needs and problems of young business people and executives and to represent them on various platforms. GYİAD is a fast growing, effective and pioneering non-governmental organization endeavoring to increase the political and economic impact of young business people and executives and supporting creative entrepreneurship projects. GYİAD continues its operations in order to generate social responsibility projects, to work towards increasing the business relations and cooperation among its members, and to develop projects towards solving the sector problems.

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.

The Hope Foundation for Children with Cancer

The Hope Foundation for Children with Cancer (KAÇUV) was founded in 2000 by the doctors at Istanbul University Cerrahpaşa Medical School Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Service and the families of patients who receive treatment there. KAÇUV provides the continual treatment for economically disadvantaged children whose treatment might otherwise be discontinued. The Foundation; gives psychological support, which is a crucial need in the battle against cancer, creates a proper treatment atmosphere for children’s psychology, and conducts various activities in the Family Home and Children Hematology/Oncology Services to increase their quality of life in psychological, social, physical and medical terms.

Special Olympics Turkey

Special Olympics Turkey was founded in 1982 by Prof. Dr. Hıfzı Özcan and Sakıp Sabancı and is the only institution in Turkey with 225 institutional branches in 170 countries all over the world. Special Olympics Turkey brings together individuals with special education needs and other individuals to provide regular training and competition opportunities in various sports. It aims to help private athletes improve their physical fitness, motor skills and talents, show their courage, enhance the happiness of their achievements, strengthen their relationships with society, and increase their participation in social life.

Teachers Academy Foundation (ÖRAV)

Teachers Academy Foundation was founded in 2008 to support teachers' personal and professional development. It is the first and only NGO focused on this area in Turkey. The Foundation center with a team of more than 250 educators working in every region of Turkey has delivered training programs to more than 180,000 teachers and training managers in 81 provinces free of charge and continues to work in order to reach new teachers.

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.

Community Volunteers Foundation (TOG)

Community Volunteers Foundation (TOG) is a change and transformation project designed to translate the youth’s energy into social benefit. Established in December 2002, TOG aims at achieving social peace, solidarity and change under the pioneership of the youth and the guidance of adults. In its 15th year, Community Volunteers Foundation, created in 2002 as an initiative by a group of youth and adults, has thousands of volunteers who reach out to hundreds of thousands of individuals in almost every city across Turkey. Community Volunteer young individuals organize in clubs, groups or communities in their universities, and carry out social responsibility projects to respond to the needs that they identify. These projects not only contribute to the society, but also help the youth become responsible individuals by supporting their personal development.

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.

The Turkish Informatics Foundation

Located in İstanbul, TBV was founded in April 1995 by 178 founding members from 114 different institutions. Today the organization has more than 400 members. TBV aims “to transform Turkey into an information society”. Their main goals are toenable Turkish society to become an information society, organize and develop scientific research and activities and specifically to make research about the effects of new technologies on social and economical lifestyles of the society, to create,projects and policies and to provide reliable sources and qualified information.

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.

Association of Turkish Construction Material Producers

Association of Turkish Construction Material Producers, is an organization that has represented the construction industry both nationally and internationally since its foundation in 1984. The association has accepted industry associations and stakeholders along with industrialist members to membership, for the purpose of setting forth the industry’s real power and establishing a union of forces. It has been organized as a unique umbrella organization in Turkey.

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.

Spastic Children's Foundation of Turkey

Spastic Children's Foundation of Turkey 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.

Foundation for Educating Children (TOÇEV)

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.

Yuva Association

People who envisioned a different kind of a world founded YUVA in 2010. Their aim is to foster a life that respects the rights of all living beings and future generations. And for this purpose they take measures for sustainable life styles, poverty reduction and democratization through adult learning and promote participatory teaching methods.

Turkish Houseware Association (ZÜCDER)

ZÜCDER Turkish Houseware Association 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.