Turkish Philanthropy Funds

Turkish Philanthropy Funds (TPF) seeks to maximize the impact of giving, with a particular focus on Turkey. TPF's mission is to help donors realize their philanthropic goals to meet community needs in the US and in Turkey. With the plethora of NGOs, knowing where to invest your charitable dollars is a challenge. TPF finds and funds the most effective programs, and partners with them to maximize results. Our aim is to take philanthropy beyond the "feel good" into significant and measurable impact. TPF does this by strengthening individual giving and by providing information, solutions and community.
Jan 14, 2016

You are sending more girls to school!

Girls thank you for your generous donations!
Girls thank you for your generous donations!

Dear Donors,

We are very pleased to end the year, having raised over $3,000.00 on Globalgiving!

We are extremely dedicated to this cause and hope to send more girls to school. Your generous donations make a direct impact on the lives of many young women in Turkey. 

Thank you!

Here are thank you letters from two of the girls you helped support, Aysenur and Dicle: (translated from Turkish to English)

“ My name is Aysenur.  I am 14 years old.  I started 9th grade this past year at Aksehir Anadolu Lisesi (Aksehir Anatolian High School).  I am very hardworking.  I have two siblings – my sister is going to Fen Lisesi (Science High School) and she is studying for the state university entry exams this year.  As for my younger sibling, she is going to elementary school.

My father is a janitor and makes minimum wage.  He is unemployed during summers.  Because of this, he is unable to afford our school expenses. 

I would like to receive the best education I can and become a doctor some day.  I was very happy to see that people like you were able to make my dreams come true.  I appreciate and thank you all from the bottom of my heart for your generous support.”

“My name is Dicle.  I am a high school student at Ataberk Anatolian High School. My father passed away.  My mother works to take care of me and my three siblings.  My brother is attending college.  We were having difficulty paying for my school bus and my school expenses. 

I was very happy to learn that I was qualified to receive this scholarship.  I would like to be very successful for my family and also give back to my community in the future.  Thank you very much for your support.” 

The stories of Aysenur and Dicle are inspiring.  But we still have lot more girls to support.

Oct 20, 2015

Azime wants to thank you for your support

Dear Friend,

Your donations through GlobalGiving gave many opportunities to young woman like Azime.

Here is an appreciation letter from her (translated into English):

” Dear Donors,

First and foremost, I would like to thank you very much for providing me with a scholarship to continue my education.  My name is Azime.  I am from a village called “Basak” in the province of Bursa.  My family makes a living by farming. I am the oldest of my two siblings. I am 16 years old. With your support, I was able to move to the city and study and dorm at the Cumhuriyet Anadolu Lisesi (Republic Anatolian High School). It has been 3 weeks since I came to this high school and school’s dorm. I did not have any difficulties adjusting to the dorm or the school since my teachers and classmates have been very kind and understanding to me.  One of the reasons why I am here, away from my family, is to be able to shape my own future.  With this opportunity, I will be able to provide my family with a better life.  Most importantly, I will be able to become an independent woman who is confident with herself and her words.  I am confident that all my dreams for the future will come true because of your support.

I am very thankful for your generous contribution to improve my and my family’s life.”

The story of Azime and her appreciation for your contributions are just a few among many and it sure feels great to see young women like her in school as it is getting harder by day, especially for young girls like her, to stay in school.  But we still have lot more girls to support. 

Thank you!

May 14, 2015

Empowering Youth through Math Learning Camp

Students learning math at the  Mathematics Village
Students learning math at the Mathematics Village

Hello fellow Friends and Supporters of Turkish Philanthropy Funds (TPF) 

We are very pleased to end the year, having raised over $1,000.00 on Globalgiving!

Keeping Turkish Youth off the streets is a campaign and a cause we are very passionate about as unemployment and school drop out rates have become troublesome in Turkey.  As studies suggest, over 3 million Turkish youth between the ages 15-29 are unemployed.  Likewise, an average of 2,000 students drop out each day during the school year, according to a report by the Education Reform Initiative.  Learning disabilities constituted the main reasons behind these dropouts.  The report also revealed that girls drop out earlier than boys. These figures demonstrate the necessity for more programs or projects focusing on providing youth new avenues and opportunities.  

It is TPF’s fundamental belief that educating and employing youth is an integral part of building livelihoods.  It is with this belief that we decided to fund one of our partner’s projects, Nesin Mathematics Village.  Nesin Mathematics Village, houses up to 150 students over the summer as a math learning camp. The goal of the Mathematics Village is to help support children with educational needs and ensure their development.  The village also focuses on reducing two obstacles children face when learning mathematics, fear of failure and lack of focus. The funds, we have raised on Globalgiving with your generous donations, went to this great cause and will make the biggest impact on the children who will be learning mathematics in an entirely different setting. Now, students who will be attending the math summer camp can overcome these obstacles while learning mathematics.   Click here to learn more about this project.

Your generous donations make a direct impact on the lives of many in Turkey.  As TPF, we make sure your donations make the most impact and appreciate your continued support of our projects. 

We thank you for your support!

 
   

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