Our sincere gratitude to Hamdi Ulukaya, Eren and Fatih Ozmen who have united forces to support earthquake relief efforts. Each has donated $1M and pledged an additional $1M match.
We at Turkish Philanthropy Funds are devastated by the aftermath of the two back-to-back earthquakes that struck Southeastern Türkiye with magnitudes of 7.8 and 7.5 on February 6th. Our thoughts are with the injured and the families of the victims. We extend our deepest condolences to all families who lost their loved ones and homes.
Since the early morning of February 6th, we have been in contact with our partners on the ground, analyzing the need. With the Türkiye Earthquake Relief Fund, we started by allocating funds for immediate relief to survivors through our partners’ rescue efforts. We will continue to provide long-term assistance to help residents recover and rebuild.
IMPACT REPORTS AND TRANSPARENCY
We commit to transparent reporting and will update you on how we’ve used donations to this fund. Your contributions will go to TPF-vetted NGOs that are directly involved in all the affected cities to help victims recover from the devastating effects of the earthquake and rebuilding efforts. To date, TPF has granted $7.5M in grants from the TPF Turkiye Earthquake Relief Fund. For detailed grant information, please visit here.
People in Türkiye battle earthquakes on an ongoing basis. February 6th was a devastating day for many cities. As of February 28th, more than 45,000 deaths have been confirmed, and the toll is expected to increase. Immediate relief efforts provided by this fund aim to ensure that survivors and first responders receive critical resources, including food, housing, medical aid, water, and psychosocial care. TPF’s partners in Afet Platformu immediately acted to provide support with recovery and respond to survivors’ immediate needs.
100% of your donations to this fund will support TPF’s Türkiye Earthquake Relief Fund and recovery efforts. We monitor the impact on affected communities and work with partners at Afet Platformu to allocate funds to where they’re needed most. Initially, the fund helps first responders meet survivors’ immediate needs for food, fuel, clean water, medicine, and shelter. As needs evolve, we will support longer-term recovery efforts run by local, vetted partner organizations in the impacted area(s).
How Your Donation Will Be Used
When you donate to TPF’s Türkiye Earthquake Relief Fund, 100% of your donation will be used to:
- Provide food and emergency medical supplies to people and animals
- Support temporary relief and emergency supplies for displaced families
- Provide support to front-line workers, like volunteers of our partner organizations
- Meet other needs that emerge
TPF will post reports about how funds have been used and will email these reports to donors.
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At TPF, we are proud of our track record of transparency, efficiency, and effectiveness in serving the Turkish-American community.
When disasters strike, TPF quickly delivers funds to its partners on the ground that are best suited to provide relief and long-term recovery. Our disaster relief funds have been recommended by many international organizations and local Turkish-American organizations.
TPF’s Track Record in Disaster Relief
TPF has been responding to disasters and supporting emergency aid and long-term relief programs since 2011. We have facilitated more than $3 million in disaster donations to funds like this.
See how we’ve responded to similar disasters like this, including:
- Van Earthquake Relief Fund in 2011
- Soma Relief Fund
- Elazig Earthquake Relief Fund in 2020
- Covid-19 Relief Fund
- Izmir Earthquake Relief Fund
- Wildfire Relief Fund
You may also contribute to the TPF’s Türkiye Earthquake Relief Fund by sending your check to:
Turkish Philanthropy Funds
Re: TPF’s Türkiye Earthquake Relief Fund
New York, NY 10036
Please make your checks payable to Turkish Philanthropy Funds and indicate “Türkiye Earthquake Relief Fund” on the check.
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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.
$100,000 to Support to Life – The grant supports disbursing hygiene kits to affected people.
$100,000 to Community Volunteers Foundation (TOG) – The grant provides temporary relief and emergency supplies for displaced families.
$100,000 to Ahbap Foundation – The grant supports providing generators and mobile toilets for the affected people in the region.
$53,000 to Association for the Support of Contemporary Living (CYDD)- The grant will provide immediate cash assistance to 1,000 students and their families that could be reached.
$93,500 to Women’s Foundation (KAMER) – The grant will help provide humanitarian aid in the region.
$81,795 to Sharing and Solidarity Organization (PAYDA) – The grant supports PAYDA scholarship recipients and their families in the region.
$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 the SMA patience in the region.
$53,503.18 to Turkish Female Physicians’ Education Support Foundation (KAHEV) – The grant provides cash support to students who lost their families and homes.
$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.
$75,405 to ARSA – The grant provides rent and food support for refugees in the region.
$98,831 to Unvansız Gönüllüler Association – To provide food to 17,000 people in the villages of Kahramanmaraş, Adıyaman, and Hatay.
$96,000 to Askida Ne Var? – To support cash assistance to 160 college students who lost their families and/or their homes.
$63,560 to Food Rescue Association – To provide 92,000 nutritiously rich canned foods to the individuals in the villages of Kahramanmaraş, Hatay, Malatya, Adıyaman, and Şanlıurfa.
$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 impacted by the earthquakes.
$42,232 to NeedsMap – To supply 8,000 food boxes to people in need in Hatay and Adiyaman.
$39,190 to Turkish Education Foundation (TEV) – To support cash assistance to 1000 college students impacted by the earthquake.
$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.
$85,146 to Manisa Celiac Disease and Organic Nutrition Society (ÇÖLYAK) – To provide gluten-free food to celiac patients and children in the region.
$75,900 to YUVA Association – To provide cash support to 200 girls and their families who are impacted by the earthquakes.
$95,940 to Tuvana Foundation for the Education of Motivated Children (TOÇEV) – To provide cash assistance for 12 months to 123 families in Adana, Mersin, Gaziantep, and Adiyaman.
$70,041 to World Human Relief (WHR) – To distribute food packages, hygiene kits, baby boxes, and blankets 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.
$99,950 to Nirengi Association – To provide psychological support and legal advice to people in the impacted regions.
$39,140 to Turkish Cancer Association – To support cancer patients and their families in Hatay, Adıyaman, Kahramanmaraş, Malatya, Gaziantep, and Şanlıurfa.
$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.
$149,060 to Ihtiyac Haritasi (Needs Map) – To provide drinking water to the cities of Hatay, Adiyaman, and Kahramanmaraş for the next five months.
$170,000 to Türkiye Eğitim Gönüllüleri Vakfı (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 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. 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 (sahra) 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 – To provide medical and developmental support for 200 children and newborns with cerebral palsy impacted by the earthquake for one year.
$99,980 to Türkiye Down Sendromu Derneği (Down Turkiye) – To provide educational and psychosocial programs (PSS) to support 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.
$105,000 to Turkish Education Association (TED) – To provide a year of educational and physiological support for 15 kids who are now orphans.
$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.
$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.
$120,319 to Basketball Solidarity and Education Foundation (BIDEV) – To support the establishment of ten containers with basketball courts in Belen, Hatay.
$120,867 to Young Guru Academy (YGA) – To provide science kits to underprivileged schools for earthquake-impaired students.
$47,976 to Change Leaders Association – To provide a trauma-informed leadership program for 150 university women.
$45,000 to Robert College – To cover two current students from the earthquake region’s education expenses.
$13,850 to Robert College – To provide furnishing and air conditioning to four classrooms in the earthquake region.
$120,000 to KAGIDER – To establish “Community Centers” to provide secure joint working spaces in the disaster-impacted areas.
$95,599 to LÖSEV – To provide six months of cash assistance and in-kind support to seven families from the earthquake region with cancer and leukemia patients.
$50,000 to Bogazici University Alumni Association – To provide cash assistance to 100 students for ten months.
$97,200 to CÖLYAK – To provide gluten-free boxes to 300 celiac patients for three months.
$92,329 to Bolu Community Foundation – To provide rent support for 30 families from the earthquake region.
$98,300 to Needs Map – To support 30 women from the earthquake region through the production activities of two cooperatives.
$57,200 to Turkish Cancer Association – To provide cash assistance to 70 cancer patients for six months.
$10,000 to AÇEV – To cover one year of professional expenses of a fellow from Esas Sosyal’s First Chance Program 2023.
$10,000 to MAYA Foundation – To cover one year of professional expenses of a fellow from Esas Sosyal’s First Chance Program 2023.
$19,234 to Justice for Animals – To support animal rescue, rehabilitation, medical treatment, rehoming, and animal welfare and training for animals in earthquake-impacted regions.
$17,486 to SPoD – To support the LGBTQIA+ community in the aftermath of the earthquakes through mental health and peer counseling support.
$24,480 to The Smile & Olive Foundation (Basmeh Zeitooneh) – To provide a safe space for women, offering psychosocial support and services to marginalized women.
$24,480 to Darüşşafaka Society – To cover the annual education and training expenses of two students whose residence addresses are in the earthquake zone.
$33,223 to ALİKEV – To support emergency aid scholarships for young people in earthquake-impacted areas. The support will aid 126 students.
$33,223 to Füsun Sayek Association – To support establishing a resilient community center to support the crisis-stricken community during their recovery efforts.
$22,731 to Kirkayak Culture Arts and Nature Association – To support of the “Mütfak Project,” a collective space where women from local and refugee communities create living practices together.
$99,998 to Village Schools Transformation Network (KODA) – To provide a mentorship program for 70 early career teachers in village schools.
$99,307 to Maya Foundation – To provide mental health and psychosocial support to 600 earthquake-affected children and their families.
$54,576 to The Health and Education Foundation (SEV) – To provide a post-disaster support program to 100 teachers in the earthquake-affected provinces.
$96,720 to Educational Volunteers Foundation (TEGV) – To provide bicycles to 500 children between the ages of 6-14 living in container cities in the earthquake zone.