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General Purposes

Hrant Dink Foundation

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $100,000
  • Grant Period July 1, 2015–June 30, 2017
  • Location Sisli, Turkey
  • Geographic Focus Turkey

About this grant

The program goal is to support community- and national-level civic engagement in the promotion and protection of human and minority rights in Turkey. Established in 2007, the Hrant Dink Foundation has become an important proponent of civil society. The grantee focuses on strengthening the culture of dialogue, empathy, and peace in Turkey through a range of activities, including conducting and commissioning research; publishing books and reports; gathering and sharing documentation of the past; organizing summer schools and other educational activities; organizing film, music, literature, and other festivals; and providing grants and fellowships. During 2013-2014, the grantee launched a series of new projects to support dialogue and normalization of relations between Turkey and Armenia, including a small-grants program and travel stipends and fellowships for journalists and other professionals. In addition, the grantee successfully raised funds for the renovation costs of a new office building that provides it with greater capacity to organize public events and educational activities. Through fundraising campaigns, the grantee attracted donations from individuals and businesses in Turkey and abroad. The grantee also made progress in consolidating its work around core program areas and strengthening its management and operational capacities for larger-scale programming. The grantee is based in Istanbul.