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Is to provide access to education for underprivileged children in Turkey. Through collaboration with our partners, we offer scholarships and educational supplies for students in need

OUR MISSION

51 YEARS OF PHILANTHROPY

Founded in 1969, the Turkish Educational Foundation (TEF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) Public Charity dedicated to educating children-in-need in Turkey

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NEED and MERIT BASED SCHOLARSHIPS

We support post-elementary education in Turkey through need and merit based scholarships. This year our scholarship program reached 2,250 students with a budget of $374,000. Each year the TEF Board reviews student records in order to ensure steady intellectual growth and sustainable social impact. 

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Access to Education

We believe that education is indispensable for achieving equality for all. We support low-income students from all religious and ethnic backgrounds. As students are able to focus on their studies, they can pursue diverse professional careers and break away from the cycle of poverty affecting their families.

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EMPOWER GIRLS AND WOMEN

We believe that education is the most effective tool to eliminate gender inequality. We prioritize scholarships to girls and women so that they can make informed choices about their lives and also contribute to a more egalitarian future for everyone.

OUR PARTNERS

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Association for Supporting Contemporary Life

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Anatolia Contemporary Education Foundation

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Women’s Research Association

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Gundogdu Contemporary Public Volunteers Association

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Darussafaka Society

YOU TOO CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN TURKEY. 

BECOME A MEMBER

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TEF members contribute to our efforts, receive  newsletters, and vote in Board elections.

DONATE 

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No gift is too small to make a difference. We accept online gifts, corporate matching, or endowment support.

VOLUNTEER

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Support us with your time and expertise. Join our Board or the Youth Leaders, work on special projects,  contact us with ideas.

FUNDRAISE

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