UPDATE: Soma Disaster Relief Fund

Turkish Philanthropy Funds (TPF)  is proud to announce the recipients from its Soma Disaster Relief Fund. Through generous support of more than 500 donors, TPF raised over $139,000 to be distributed to the following three organizations: Cagdas Yasami Destekleme Dernegi (Association for the Support of Contemporary Living, CYDD) in the amount of $45,000 Darussafaka Cemiyeti (Darussafaka Society) in the…

Rebuilding A Community: SOMA Disaster Relief Fund Update

Why TPF? We understand that local NGOs are the first on the scene when disasters occur and that they know best what assistance is needed and understand the complex political, social and cultural context of a disaster. TPF has been working with organizations on the ground in Turkey providing social services, helping communities cope with disasters and…

Making Gender History This Month

President Obama agrees, “While we have made great strides toward equality, we cannot rest until our mothers, sisters, and daughters assume their rightful place as full participants in a secure, prosperous, and just society.” As we kick off Women’s History Month today, TPF is working hard to make sure that all women realize their potential…

Corporate Philanthropy Day

Many corporations are celebrating Corporate Philanthropy Day today. Started by the Committee for Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy it is “intended to build awareness of corporate-community partnerships.” We at TPF believe that’s definitely worth celebrating – and the perfect way to close out our Empowering Turkish Girls campaign. Corporate-community partnerships have been critical to TPF’s work, especially…

Fighting for Gender Equality: TPF’s Twitter Chat

By Elmira Bayrasli Engaging men, focusing on childcare options and educating women were some of the suggestions made during our Twitter chat on empowering Turkish girls and closing Turkey’s gender gap. The chat kicked off Turkish Philanthropy Funds’s month-long campaign on empowering teen girls. Istanbul-based journalist Claire Berlinski participated and, subsequently, had questions about the…