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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, 2013–June 30, 2015
  • 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 following the assassination of Hrant Dink, a leading Armenian journalist and human rights activist, 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 giving awards that recognize the grantee’s core values. Building on five years of successful but rapid growth, the grantee will consolidate its work around core program areas and strengthen management and operational capacities for more efficient and effective programming that strengthens democratic values in Turkey. A key strategic goal for the grantee over the next two years is to further expand both the number and diversity of people it reaches. The grantee is based in Istanbul.