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General Purposes

Support Foundation for Civil Society

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $100,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2020–December 31, 2021
  • Location Besiktas, Turkey
  • Geographic Focus Turkey

About this grant

The program goal is to encourage the development of philanthropy and civic engagement in Turkey. The Support Foundation for Civil Society, a Turkish foundation established in December 2014, will develop its organizational and programmatic capacities to facilitate systematic giving and mentoring to nonprofits by individuals and corporations in Turkey and internationally. In 2016-2018, the grantee awarded 59 grants totaling approximately $275,000 with funds raised from more than 390 individual and institutional donors. Grants supported small, issue-based, community-level nonprofits across Turkey that demonstrated innovative programming and a vision for further organizational development. The grantee is based in Istanbul, Turkey.