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YouthBank Development in Turkey

Community Volunteers Foundation

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Enhancing Community Philanthropy
  • Grant Amount $25,000
  • Grant Period May 1, 2017–April 30, 2019
  • Location Istanbul, Turkey
  • Geographic Focus Eastern Europe, Russia, Turkey, Western Europe, World

About this grant

The project goals are to encourage youth engagement in community development and stimulate local philanthropy in Turkey. The Community Volunteers Foundation supports the further development of YouthBank—a model for youth-led, community-based grantmaking—in Turkey. This grant increase will support the grantee to organize an international conference of YouthBank practitioners from Turkey, the Black Sea region, and Central/Eastern Europe. The conference will further enhance the skills and capacities of Turkish YouthBank practitioners by networking them with their peers in the wider region and building a support network that will last beyond the project period.