Turkish Philanthropy Funds (TPF) is proud to announce that Unvansız Gönüllüler Foundation, Support to Life, MAYA Foundation, and World Human Relief has been selected as the third round of grant recipients of TPF’s Turkey 2021 Wildfire Relief Fund.
As of September 14th, 2021, Turkish Philanthropy Funds (TPF) has raised over $220K in its Turkey 2021 Wildfire Relief Fund. The fund was created on July 30, 2021, to help individuals and families impacted by current and future wildfires throughout Turkey. The grants will support vetted nonprofit organizations assisting with relief, recovery, and rebuilding efforts for individuals affected by the fires in Turkey.
With the Wildfire 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:
- Unvansız Gönüllüler Foundation – With the grant amount of $21,000 the Keep the Bees Alive Project will support local beekeepers to ensure the reproduction of regional honey and maintain the necessary ecosystem in Antalya, Manavgat. The project will provide 30 beehives to 12 beekeepers.
- Support to Life – STL will assist 99 beekeepers in Muğla with new materials for bee harvesting. Due to the fires, the loss of pine needles has affected their normal harvest. The grant amount of $37,715.16 will provide 25 kg of bee bread, harvesting equipment, and transportation and distribution expenses. The amount will also cover five STL project personnel’s daily allowances for the five days they will be on the field making these distributions.
- Maya Foundation – Maya with the help of the Ministry of Family, Labor, and Social Services identified the villages of Çamlıbe and Nebiler located in the Mentese District. With their grant of $10,809.52, Maya Foundation will provide trauma-focused PSS (Psycho-Social Support) and PFA (Psychological First Aid) programs that will reach out to 200-250 children (ages 5-18), 50 women, and the elderly. The grant amount will cover the cost of supplies which include two thermoboxes, refreshments, tents, and PSS kits for 380 people and 250 kids.
- World Human Relief (WHR) – WHR team will analyze the needs for long and short-term psychosocial support through a 4-week long project. They will establish Urgent Trauma Support Desks for trauma-focused psycho-social support will be provided by psychologists and psychiatrists to the affected locals, the local authorities, and civil societies that were involved in rescue and search efforts. Based on people’s needs, the length of the project can be extended. The grant amount of $8,313.60 will cover the travel, food, and accommodation expenses of 18 WHR team members for a week.
The breakdown of areas supported is as follows:
– 34% of the raised amount ($71,358) toward fire-fighting efforts.
– 51% of the raised amount ($107,784.93) toward the recovery of livelihoods.
– 9% of the raised amount ($19,123.12) toward psychosocial support for the affected communities.
Thank you to everyone for taking immediate action to support those affected by wildfires during this time. We are beyond grateful for the trust you have bestowed in TPF.
Our goal is to disburse the remaining funds from the Turkey 2021 Wildfire Relief Fund as quickly as possible following the same criteria and approach.
To learn more on the first-round grant recipients visit here.
To learn more on the second round of grant recipients here.