Turkish Philanthropy Funds (TPF) is proud to announce that PAYDA and TEV are selected as the 3rd round of grant recipients of the TPF COVID-19 Community Relief Fund.
With the Relief Fund, TPF sees its role as being the bridge that helps our partners and our community get the help to obtain the resources they need during this time. Accordingly, TPF has decided to fund the following projects:
- Sharing and Solidarity Organization (PAYDA), “We Will Heal Together” Project: The fund amount of $46,986 will be used to purchase an Intercept illuminator machine. Plasma collected from individuals who have recovered from coronavirus disease contains antibodies against the virus that may help fight the infection. The use of INTERCEPT has been shown to improve the overall safety of plasma by inactivating residual virus and other infectious pathogens that may be present in donor blood. The INTERCEPT Blood System’s broad spectrum of inactivation not only reduces the risk from transfusion-transmitted pathogens but may also help blood producers provide platelets and plasma more consistently and efficiently. Inonu University ranks number one in bone marrow transplant in Turkey and acts as a blood bank. They will cooperate with other hospitals for the usage of the intercept.
- Turkish Educational Foundation (TEV), “Internet Scholarship for Students’ Distance Learning” Project: The fund amount of $4,339.56 will be used to help students continue their education, virtually. 50 TL will be provided per month for each student to help them purchase an internet package from one of the three GSM operators in Turkey (Turkcell, Vodafone, Türk Telekom). As an additional support 300 high school and undergraduate students from disadvantaged backgrounds will receive cash assistance as monthly stipends via bank transfer from May to June 2020. All the students are TEV scholarship recipients and are identified based on TEV’s needs survey and the indicated needs are confirmed with the TEV team.
Thank you for being our partners and taking immediate action to support those affected by COVID-19 during this time.
Turkish Philanthropy Funds continues its search for new projects to support.