TPF is committing $1 million to Women's Organizations
As we work to rebuild and recover from this tragedy, we recognize that women and girls are often disproportionately affected and are facing more challenges. We are committed to addressing these issues by supporting organizations that provide relief to women in need. Our funding will go to organizations that are dedicated to providing assistance in the areas of empowerment, health, education, and economic empowerment.
The $1M in funding will be distributed among Cagdas Yasami Destekleme Dernegi, Anne Cocuk Egitim Vakfi, KAMER Vakfi, Koruncuk Vakfi, Suna’nin Kizlari, and Turkiye Kadın Dernekleri Federasyonu. These organizations are doing vital work to support the unique needs of women and girls impacted by the earthquake, and we are proud to stand with them in this effort.
At Turkish Philanthropy Funds, we believe that women are powerful agents of change. Investing in their empowerment is critical to creating a more just and equitable world for all. We are honored to support the incredible work of these organizations in our community.
Please join us in our commitment to women’s empowerment and disaster relief. Together, we can create a world that is more just, more equitable, and more resilient.
Thank you for your continued support of TPF and TPF partners.
TPF’s $1 million funding will support the following programs:
- $500,000 to Cagdas Yasami Destekleme Dernegi (CYDD) in support of female college students who the earthquakes have impacted.
- A minimum of 200 female college students will be supported with scholarships, laptops, Internet, and accommodations over the next 4-years.
- $161,000 to Suna’nin Kizlari to build and operate a Children’s Community Center in one of the cities that are the hardest hit, i.e., Adiyaman, Hatay, and Kahramanmaras, for girls ages 11-18.
- The Community Center will operate seven days a week between 9:00 – 18:00 hours. It will also provide additional services for three days in the evenings (19:00 – 21:00).
- The center will provide programs for all children cooperating with Suna’nin Kizlari NGO participants. Including individual psychological support through licensed adolescent and child therapists, meetings and sessions with immediate caregivers (mothers or female relatives), and semi-structured events for socializing such as movie screenings, reading hours, publishing and creative writing, social media, arts and culture activities, and sports workshops.
- $100,540 to Anne Cocuk Egitim Vakfi to provide early childhood development play boxes to children and their families.
- The grant will support producing and distributing of 1,600 of ACEV’s early childhood development play boxes. ACEV will respond to young children who have lost all their toys and educational materials. These boxes include toys and stimulating activities to help them settle into their new homes and begin early learning activities. These boxes aim to help caregivers with the needs of young children and guide them to re-focus children on their development.
- $100,000 to Kadin Merkez Vakfi (KAMER) to establish laundromats and shower cabins in Adiyaman.
- This container will also be outfitted with basic amenities of 2,000 hygiene kits and 2,000 food packages, as well as provide counseling and legal services giving a secure and welcoming environment for women in need.
- $81,000 to Koruncuk Vakfi to create safe spaces for 100 girls in KoruncukKoy .
- Koruncuk is opening its doors of its student dormitory without waiting for the new academic year to accommodate 100 girls in KoruncukKoy facilities in Istanbul and Izmir.
- The grant will cover the expenses of children’s immediate basic needs and the reintegration process for one year.
- The grant will cover the cost of school fees, academic support courses, sports, and art activities, health-related expenses, books, and stationery, and clothing.
- $60,000 to Turkiye Kadin Dernekleri Federasyonu to establish safe spaces for women and children in the region.
- The grant will support establishing one 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.
- The space will have three separate areas: One child-friendly space, one nursing space, and one primary healthcare service space to create a holistic support mechanism for survivors and offer a sense of community and connection, helping women and girls feel less isolated and vulnerable.