Turkish Philanthropy Funds has worked with donors and our partners on the ground to understand the effects of COVID-19 on communities and respond immediately. Our goal has been to support containment, response, and recovery activities for those affected and for the responders.
Below is a list of the nonprofits to receive grants from TPF for COVID-19. The list below reflects $230,184.88 in grants to 17 organizations.
The grants were made to non-profit organizations based in the United States and in Turkey.
The funding allows nonprofits to provide support to vulnerable communities as well as purchase protective supplies, among other needs. More grants will be made in the coming weeks. Learn more about the TPF COVID-19 Community Relief Fund and other ways to help.
- PAYDA (Sharing and Solidarity Organization): The funding allowed the organization to purchase and distribute 800 N95 Masks, 500 face shields, and 500 waterproof Exposure Suits to doctors and medical staff to hospitals in Istanbul.The organization was also provided funding to purchase an Intercept illuminator machine to be used to inactivate residual virus and other infectious pathogens that may be present in donor blood before blood to transfusions Covid-19 patients. The machine was donated to Inonu University in Malatya.
- TOCEV (Tuvana Foundation for the Education of Motivated Children): The grant provided a cash payment of 750TL for grocery expenses to 100 students’ parents who have lost their jobs due to Covid-19.
- MAGIT (Mathematical Power and Innovative Design Association): In-kind support provided 9th, 10th, and 11th-grade students at Izmir Girls High School access to Microsoft Teams to continue their education online in math, biology, literature, physics, chemistry, and other courses without disruption.
- COLYAK (Celiac Organic Nutrition Association): This funding provides three months worth of gluten-free items to disadvantaged families of 45 children with celiac disease.
- TEV (Turkish Educational Foundation): The grant will provide monthly stipends as well as internet access to 300 high school and undergraduate students who are identified based on TEV’s needs survey. The organization was also provided funding for the project that will provide 1 year-long scholarships for 5 high school and 5 college students whose healthcare worker parents passed away due to the COVID–19.
- All Hands and Hearts – Smart Response: The funding provided supports the organization’s Emergency PPE Drive for New York.
- TACAWA (Turkish-American Cultural Association of Washington): The grant made to TACAWA’s Social Support Network responds to the needs of the Turkish-American community in the Seattle area impacted by Covid-
- TOHUM (TOHUM Autism Foundation): The grant will provide internet access and tablets to 78 students with autism.
- United for Turkey: The funding will provide support to Turkish-Americans impacted by Covid-19, including students with F-1 visas who are stranded in the U.S., Covid-19 patients, and families affected by the loss of a parent, or family member due to the virus.
- Koruncuk (Turkish Foundation for Children in Need of Protection): The funding provided “packages of goodness” that contain food and hygiene products to children and their families with disadvantaged backgrounds.
- LOSEV (Foundation for Children with Leukemia): The grant will provide packages of food, hygiene kits, and meat vouchers to households of 100 children with leukemia.
- Ihtiyac Haritasi (NeedsMap): The grant will support software development to create an online system to match students who need a computer to continue their education with donors. The project will be implemented in collaboration with Toplum Gonulluleri Vakfi (TOG) and Association for Supporting Contemporary Life (CYDD).
- NEF Foundation: The funding will support raw materials, production, assembly, and delivery expenses for 550 face shields, 500 items of antibacterial workwear, 26 intubation booths, 17 disinfection stations, and 500 ventilator filters.
- Small Projects Istanbul: The grant will help 100 refugee families to purchase food and hygiene supplies for two months.
- Neighbors Link: The fund will be used to provide hot meal vouchers to low-income immigrant families, who are unable to cook in their homes in Mount Kisco, Ossining, and surrounding towns in Westchester County.
- Okul Destek: The grant will cover the salaries of teachers who will be working at the summer school project, which aims to help students to catch up with math and science classes and encourage them to overcome the distress that emerged due to the Covid–19.
- KAHEV (Turkish Female Physicians’ Education Support Foundation): The grant will provide scholarships for 1 elementary student for 3 years and 1 high school student for 2 years whose healthcare worker parents passed away during the pandemic.