We want to extend our most sincere gratitude to you one more time for your quick response to the devastating earthquake that struck Gaziantep and its neighboring cities. Since establishing the fund, which was created immediately in response to the earthquakes, TPF has raised over $19M and is working closely with organizations on the field to distribute funds and address urgent needs. 100% of donations to this fund will support TPF’s Turkiye Earthquake Relief Fund and recovery efforts. To date, TPF has granted $7.5M from the fund.
At Turkish Philanthropy Funds (TPF), we see our role as filling the gaps between emergency relief and long-term development programs that can revive earthquake-hit areas and give new opportunities to the survivors in the impacted communities.
TPF has been working with vetted organizations on the ground in Turkiye, providing social services, helping communities cope with disasters, and educating the future generation since 2007. Our grant application is open to local TPF-approved partners in Turkiye, but other local organizations working in the region are also encouraged to apply. You can read more on our grant-making page here. Our selection criteria include implementation capability, efficiency, financial strength, and transparency.
Our grants go to vetted local NGOs
Recovery from an earthquake is a long and challenging process, and we are committed to doing everything we can to help those affected. Through our ongoing work with our partners on the ground, we are able to assess the needs of affected communities and respond with tailored solutions that are effective, efficient, and make a real difference.
Whether it is providing critical supplies and resources, offering support and counseling services, or helping to rebuild homes and infrastructure, we are working tirelessly to support the recovery efforts of those affected by this tragedy. While we are focused on immediate relief efforts, we are also mindful of the support needed for longer-term recovery efforts. We are constantly evaluating the needs with feedback from our partners on the ground and will determine how we can support longer-term recovery efforts in the coming days and weeks.
We are committed to transparency
To achieve transparency, we adhere to a strict set of guidelines and best practices, including clear and objective criteria for evaluating grant applications, open communication and feedback with grantees, and regular reporting on our impact and progress.
We also conduct rigorous due diligence and review processes to ensure that our grantees and partners meet our high standards for accountability, transparency, and effectiveness. We value the input and feedback of our grantees and partners and work collaboratively to ensure that our efforts are aligned and that we are making the greatest possible impact.
Grants made from the Earthquake Fund to date:
$100,000 to AKUT Foundation – The grant supports local search and rescue teams & humanitarian aid operations.
$100,000 to NeedsMap – The grant supports coordination, need analysis, and humanitarian aid. NeedsMap will use the funds as non-monetary support for the immediate needs of individuals who are affected by the earthquakes in the regions, including five different provinces of Turkey (Hatay, Gaziantep, Kahramanmaraş, Adıyaman, and Malatya) and will prioritize:
Supporting the immediate needs of individuals who lost their properties
Providing technological infrastructure to identify urgent needs and delivering support to the victims.
Coordinating all the operations, including determining the affected residents through a map-based system and field studies.
$100,000 to Support to Life – The grant supports disbursing hygiene kits and non-perishable needs and providing shelter to people affected by earthquakes in Şanlıurfa, Diyarbakır, Hatay, and Adana.
$100,000 to Community Volunteers Foundation (TOG) – The grant is supporting two TOG coordinators for three months and will prioritize supporting the following:
Temporary relief and emergency supplies for displaced families, such as tents and portable toilets, and distributing dignity kits, charging cables, power banks, generators, flashlights, electric heaters, sleeping bags, and batteries.
Food and emergency medical supplies such as food and shelter for people and animals, basic medical supplies, and sending them to hospitals.
Front-line workers, such as volunteers of partner organizations and local communities working on the ground.
Other emerging needs will be determined based on demographics and needs.
$100,000 to Ahbap Foundation – The grant will provide mobile toilets and generators to those affected by the earthquakes as they remain urgent needs in the region.
$53,000 to Association for the Support of Contemporary Living (CYDD) – The grant provides immediate cash assistance of $53 to 1,000 students and their families. There are 3,600 high school and university students from the earthquake-stricken areas who already receive scholarships from CYDD branches in Adana, Çukurova, Gaziantep, Hatay, İskenderun, and Hatay. Of those, 52% of their homes were severely damaged, and 70% had to leave and are currently trying to lodge elsewhere. They need food, shelter, and clothing. The support will be transferred directly to the student’s accounts that are already registered for the scholarship transactions. No bank fee or additional expenses will be applied.
$93,500 to Women’s Foundation (KAMER) – The grant will help provide humanitarian aid in the region. The urgent needs in the region are warm clothes, sleeping bags, blankets, hygiene kits (diapers, pads, etc.), and food. The Kamer team will carry on the project with no additional costs; in Hatay, with the municipalities, and Maras, in coordination with the Immigrant Health Center. The funds will cover the cost of the following:
One rental car to transport supplies.
500 sets of winter clothing, blankets, beds, pillows, and bedding.
11,000 hygiene kits, including wet towels, diapers, and pads.
4,000 packets of food, including bread, cheese, olives, and halva.
$81,795 to Sharing and Solidarity Organization (PAYDA) – The grant supports PAYDA scholarship recipients and their families in the region. The support is transferred directly to the student’s accounts already registered for the scholarship transactions. PAYDA will use the funds towards:
Transferring 15 university students who are stranded outside in Adana, Hatay, and Kahramanmaras as their dorms were damaged.
Accommodation costs of 20 students who lost their homes.
Additional scholarship support for students in the region.
Cash assistance for 243 students in the region for five months.
Housing a family who lost their home for 60 days.
$32,000 to NeedsMap – The grant supports providing a generator to people in the cold and in need of electricity at Gaziantep Gastronomy Center.
$53,427.20 to Maya Foundation – The grant will support three teams providing services in various provinces in coordination with other nonprofits working on the ground to provide psychological support integrated with art therapy as an emergency response in triage for children and adults affected by earthquakes.
$61,754 to Turkey SMA Foundation – The grant provides medical devices, food, and hygiene kits to 96 SMA patients and their families living in containers, tents, and other temporary locations in the affected regions. They will receive hygiene and food kit support twice every other two weeks for a month. Due to their immobility and medical conditions, these kits will be given directly to them. Additionally, 20 families of SMA patients whose medical devices (ventilator, pulse oximeter, rechargeable, aspire device, cough device, oxygen cylinder) are damaged or cannot be used due to the need for electricity will receive generators.
$53,503.18 to Turkish Female Physicians’ Education Support Foundation (KAHEV) – The grant provides cash support to students who lost their families and homes.
120 students support will be given for 12 months:
40 Primary ve high school students
40 University students
40 Medical/dentistry students
$96,620 to Turkish Psychological Association (Türk Psikologlar Derneği) – The grant provides psychological support for people in Islahiye, one of the most vulnerable districts in Gaziantep. They will establish container centers in the cities of Hatay, Maraş, and Adıyaman with the support of Ahbap. With this support, TPA aims to establish one more center in Gaziantep where volunteer psychologists with adult and children specializations can provide psychosocial services to earthquake-affected people, focusing on İslahiye, the most damaged district in the city.
$75,405 to ARSA – The grant provides two months of rent and shopping cards from chain markets for 330 displaced people, asylum seekers, refugees, and families in earthquake-hit areas.
$98,831 to Unvansız Gönüllüler Association – To provide food to 17,000 people in the villages of Kahramanmaraş, Adıyaman, and Hatay, particularly to the villages that are difficult to reach. They will prepare food boxes and organize their disbursement through Afet Platformu warehouses.
$96,000 to Askida Ne Var? – To support a $50 monthly cash scholarship for one year to 160 college students who lost lost their families and/or homes as a result of the earthquakes.
$63,560 to Food Rescue Association – To provide 92,000 nutritiously rich canned foods to the villages of Kahramanmaraş, Hatay, Malatya, Adıyaman, and Şanlıurfa. Since there are still major issues in accessing food in these villages where people are finding safe shelter, FRA will deliver humanitarian aid to people affected by the earthquakes by coordinating FRA’s food bank system, infrastructure, and network. In these provinces affected by the earthquake, the population has increased 10-15 times in the villages and food need has grown.
$500,000 to Çukurova University in collaboration with Çukurova University Sanayi İşbirliği Vakfı – To support the establishment of the Children’s Earthquake Rehabilitation Center to treat 500 amputated children (ages ranging from 0-18) impacted by the earthquakes. Unfortunately, there isn’t a rehabilitation center in Turkiye to treat these people. The project aims to establish a rehabilitation center for medical, orthopedic, and socio-psychological support for children affected by the earthquake. In collaboration with the Çukurova Üniversite Sanayi İşbirliği Vakfı, Turkish Pediatry Institution (Türk Pediatri Kurumu), Çocuk Acil Tıp ve Yoğun Bakım Derneği ve T.C. Çukurova University, the center will provide the children with the necessary treatment, prosthesis, and physiotherapy to help them become independent, productive individuals and additionally, the center will increase the awareness in society on this issue. They will contribute to the participation of our disabled citizens in social activities and the working environment in general. They will contribute to the participation of our disabled citizens in social activities and the working environment in general.
$42,232 to NeedsMap – To supply 8,000 food boxes to people in need in Hatay and Adiyaman. Needs Map will send 75% locally sourced 8,000 food boxes to warehouses in Antakya and Adiyaman. These boxes contain rice, chickpeas, beans, pasta, sugar, seasonings, and more. They will then disburse the boxes to identified tent cities and mobile kitchens in need.
$39,190 to Turkish Education Foundation (TEV) – To support cash assistance to 1000 college students impacted by the earthquake. The funds will provide scholarships to students studying and/or living in provinces affected by the earthquake. All the funds will be sent to students directly by TEV.
$51,850 to LÖSEV – To support the LOSEV Mobile Earthquake Relief Vehicle, which will help children with leukemia, their families, and adult cancer patients living in the provinces affected by earthquakes. LOSEV Mobile Earthquake Relief Vehicle will help children with leukemia, their families, and adult cancer patients living in the provinces affected by earthquakes. These vehicles will offer social support services, psychological support, and medical examination to complete their registration process at LÖSANTE Children’s and Adult Hospital.
$85,146 to Manisa Celiac Disease and Organic Nutrition Society (ÇÖLYAK) – To provide gluten-free food to celiac patients and children in the region. According to the Ministry of Health, there are currently 28,978 celiac patients in earthquake-ridden cities. They will deliver 1001 gluten-free food boxes to celiac patients /children in the region or who have moved to neighboring cities. COLYAK will cover the expenses of human resources.
$75,900 to YUVA Association – To provide cash support to 200 children and their families who are impacted by the earthquakes. YUVA has provided scholarships to 100 girls (11-17 years old) with disadvantaged backgrounds in Kırıkhan, Hatay, since 2019. The scholarships have the condition of continuation of education and no early marriage. As a result of the earthquakes, these families are in more need; with this project, YUVA will support 200 girls and their families for 11 months.
$95,940 to Tuvana Foundation for the Education of Motivated Children (TOÇEV) – To provide cash assistance for 12 months to 123 families with 343 children whose homes were destroyed due to the earthquake in Adana, Mersin, Gaziantep, and Adiyaman.
$70,041 to World Human Relief (WHR) – To distribute 1,000 food packages, 1,000 hygiene kits, 300 baby boxes, and 1,000 blankets with 50 volunteers in the cities of Kahramanmaraş, Hatay, Diyarbakır, Malatya, Adıyaman, Şanlıurfa, Gaziantep, Adana, Osmaniye, and Kilis.
$100,000 to Antakya Medeniyetler Korusu Derneği – To support rebuilding the Antakya Civilization Choir. The support will pay for its 200 musicians to purchase their lost costumes and the instruments left under the rubble. The sound system of the choir and their venue also will be renewed.
$99,950 to Nirengi Association – To provide psychological support and legal advice to people in the impacted regions. The support will help build and furnish the Individual & Group Counselling and Safe Space for Children Activity Center, which aims to enhance the resilience of its participants by strengthening their psychological well-being. It will also provide legal assistance to people who have lost their relatives or whose homes have been destroyed/damaged without needing to travel elsewhere.
$39,140 to Turkish Cancer Association (Türk Kanser Derneği) – To support cancer patients and their families in Hatay, Adıyaman, Kahramanmaraş, Malatya, Gaziantep, and Şanlıurfa. The project will support the cancer treatment plans of 100 people affected by the earthquake and transferred to different cities. It will also accommodate 50 patients’ family members accompanying them during their treatment. Additionally, those still in the regions will receive their medicines, and 80 patients in need (identified & confirmed by the social workers working on the ground) will receive a one-time $200 cash support.
$94,435 to Turkish Family Health and Planning Foundation (TAPV) – To support women and girls against an increased risk of reproductive health-related issues and gender-based violence while providing psychosocial support activities and distributing maternity and dignity kits. As Adana receives an influx of people from other earthquake-affected provinces, TAPV, in corporation with the Adana and Seyhan municipalities, are making house visits to provide information on a wide range of reproductive health topics. Field workers will also distribute 300 maternity kits for pregnant and postpartum women, 300 dignity kits and 100 school sets to girls.
$149,060 to Needs Map (İhtiyaç Haritası) – To provide drinking water to the cities of Hatay, Adiyaman, and Kahramanmaraş for the next five months.
$170,000 to Educational Volunteers Foundation of Türkiye (TEGV) – To establish activity centers for children in container cities in the earthquake region.
$99,985 to Young Lives Foundation (Genç Hayat Vakfı) – To provide PSS and training programs for earthquake survivor children temporarily housed and schooling in İzmir, particularly in Torbali and Urla.
$87,060 to LÖSEV – To support their Mobile Kitchen Project serving cancer patients with nutritional food on the campus of Sütçü İmam University in Kahramanmaraş.
$167,486 to Lokman Hekim Health Foundation – To provide rental support and computers to 150 medical students from Hatay that had to migrate to Istanbul and Kocaeli.
$71,000 to Innovation for Development (I4D) – To support at least 300 local producers in the earthquake region to access new markets and customers so they can sell their products currently in hand.
$500,000 to Çağdaş Yaşamı Destekleme Derneği (ÇYDD) – To support a minimum of 200 female college students whom the earthquakes have impacted.
$161,000 to Suna’nın Kızları – To build and operate a Children’s Community Center in one of the cities that are the hardest hit, i.e., Adıyaman, Hatay, and Kahramanmaraş, for girls ages 11-18.
$100,540 to Anne Çocuk Eğitim Vakfı – To provide early childhood development play boxes to children and their families impacted by the earthquakes.
$100,000 to Kadın Merkez Vakfı (KAMER) – To establish laundromats and shower cabins in Adıyaman, providing women and girls with a secure and welcoming environment as well as 2,000 hygiene kits and 2,000 food packages.
$81,000 to Koruncuk Vakfı – To provide safe housing in KoruncukKöy facilities in Istanbul and Izmir and cover the immediate needs of 100 girls impacted by the earthquakes.
$60,000 to Türkiye Kadın Dernekleri Federasyonu – To establish a “mor yerleske” (Purple Women and Children Safe Space), creating safe spaces for women and girls in container and tent cities. The color purple was selected so women and girls could easily find these spaces.
$488,340 to NeedsMap – The grant will support establishing and equipping a field hospital with a 20-bed capacity in the Erzin district of Hatay.
$113,090 to The Psychiatric Association of Turkey – Will support the purchase of a mobile mental health services caravan and provide shelter to PAT healthcare workers.
$94,896 to Bornova Anatolian High School Education Foundation – The grant will support 150 transfer students from earthquake regions with scholarships in Bornova, Izmir.
$283,947 to Food Rescue Association – To establish a container kitchen for hot meal production, providing employment opportunities to those in the region.
$52,127 to 65+ Elder Rights Association – To establish container toilets and bathrooms for elderly and disabled individuals in Hatay.
$98,234 to Unvansız Gönüllüler Association – To provide tents to those employed in agriculture and farming in the villages of Hatay.
$86,720 to Hope Foundation for Children with Cancer (KACUV) – To provide two months of prepaid shopping cards for 271 children and their families under cancer treatment in disaster areas. These cards allow families to purchase food and hygienic materials from regional supermarkets.
$112,459 to AKUT Foundation – To provide food, water, and basic needs to 10,000 people impacted by the earthquakes in Antakya, Hatay, and Samandağ for four weeks.
$88,050 to Community Volunteers Foundation (TOG) – To supply 100 thermal tents, 100 sleeping bags, and 500 hygiene kits to individuals in earthquake-affected cities.
$21,000 to Okul Destek Derneği (ODD) – To support 5,000+ earthquake-impacted students with a summer school catch-up program.
$100,000 to Basic Needs Association (TIDER) – To distribute 4,500 food boxes and 4,500 hygiene kits to the affected regions.
$99,000 to Askida Ne Var? – To provide cash support to 165 college students who lost their families and/or homes.
$98,569 to TOHUM Autism Foundation – To provide education & technology support to 500 children with autism.
$104,462 to Teachers Academy Foundation (ORAV) – To provide 2,000 teachers needing PSS support and distribution of kits, including hygiene materials, power banks, backpacks, hats, thermos, tea, coffee, etc.
$40,627 to Food Rescue Association (FRA) – To increase the capacity of the FRA kitchen in Hatay.
$20,250 to Tuvana Foundation for the Education of Motivated Children (TOCEV) – To cover the expenses of publishing a self-help book that helps cope with the trauma of the earthquake and distribute them to organizations providing psychosocial support.
$120,000 to AKUT Foundation – To support building a barber and hair salon container facility and providing free services for earthquake-impacted individuals in Hatay.
$50,000 to Koruncuk Foundation – To support one year of school, dorm, and basic needs expenses of girls transferred from the earthquake region to Koruncuk Villages.
$30,000 to AHBAP Association – To support establishing a 12-classroom school in the earthquake-hit region.
$50,000 to Çukurova University Foundation – To cover the expenses of prostheses for children left amputated due to the earthquakes.
$97,512 to Cerebral Palsy Turkey – The grant will cover one year of medical and developmental support for 200 children and newborns with cerebral palsy impacted by the earthquakes.
$99,980 to Türkiye Down Sendromu Derneği (Down Turkiye) – To provide educational and psychosocial programs (PSS) for people with Down Syndrome and their families.
$76,150 to Çocuklar Gülsün Diye Association – To establish a preschool in the most needed city in the region.
$91,000 to Educational Volunteers Foundation (TEGV) – To repair a FireFly Mobile Education Vehicle to be placed in earthquake-impacted cities alongside the additional FireFly Mobiles.
$105,000 to Turkish Education Association (TED) – To provide a year of educational and physiological support for 15 kids who are now orphans. This project will support 15 K-12 level orphaned students affected by the earthquake in collaboration with the Ministry of National Education. The project team will assess students’ academic and psychosocial needs and develop a plan accordingly while providing them with scholarship support.
$89,364 to Sinemasal Art & Culture Association – To establish a Sinemasal Campus providing kids living in tents and container cities with workshops and outdoor activities in Samandag, Hatay. The project aims to support children and youth between the ages of 5-17 living in tent and container cities through extra-curricular workshops and 6 hours a day of outdoor activities. The program focuses on interactive and experiential learning, prioritizing the development of children and young people with extra-curricular educational activities and introducing them to different subjects, such as cinema, music, math, and science.
$165,459 to Microfon – To provide 300 elementary and middle school students impacted by the earthquake with scholarships and tablets.
$23,711 to Buradayız Hatay Derneği – To cover the expenses of the April 23rd Festival in Hatay. Buradayiz Hatay was founded after the earthquake by people from Hatay to support local people to continue their lives. The Association plans a two-day April 23rd Festival in Hatay, Serinyol, for preschool and elementary school students (4-11 years old) next week. It aims to support kids to return to their everyday lives. Many activities and workshops will be held during the festival, such as movement, arts, music, and drama workshops. The events will host 600 people, including families. This grant will cover the expenses of the materials for each workshop.
$120,319 to Basketball Solidarity and Education Foundation (BIDEV) – Resuming daily life has been a challenge, especially for children and young adults following the earthquakes. The grant will establish ten containers with basketball courts in Belen, Hatay. BIDEV’s project builds Basket Villages, which offer shelter, hygiene facilities, and basketball courts, aimed at helping kids to cope with the disruptions caused by the disaster and facilitate socialization with their peers. Each Basket Village container is designed to accommodate eight individuals, features a bathroom and kitchenette, and will be placed by the basketball courts.
$120,867 to Young Guru Academy (YGA) – To provide science kits to underprivileged schools for earthquake-impaired students. The Earthquake Region Science Movement aims to improve affected children’s competencies in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) while allowing them to develop projects independently. The project aspires to make kids feel safe and secure again, in control, and hopeful for the future. With this grant, the project will aim to reach 400 students per school and 150 schools in total.