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Philanthropy Infrastructure Development in Turkey

Third Sector Foundation of Turkey

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $75,000
  • Grant Period November 1, 2011–March 31, 2013
  • Location Karakoy, Turkey
  • Geographic Focus Turkey

About this grant

The project goal is to strengthen the infrastructure for philanthropy in Turkey. To this end, the Third Sector Foundation of Turkey will: 1) develop a long-term strategy for strengthening philanthropy in Turkey; 2) update its research and resources on philanthropy in Turkey and raise awareness of the importance of philanthropy; and 3) promote and adapt the community foundation model in Turkey. During the grant period, the grantee will also increase its organizational and programmatic capacities to provide philanthropy and community foundation support services to the broader field in Turkey. Based in Istanbul, the Third Sector Foundation of Turkey was established in 1993 by Turkey’s leading associations and foundations and today is a vital support network and resource center for its more than 100 member associations and foundations, as well as the sector in general.