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
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
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.
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.
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.
YOU TOO CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN TURKEY.
BECOME A MEMBER
TEF members contribute to our efforts, receive newsletters, and vote in Board elections.
No gift is too small to make a difference. We accept online gifts, corporate matching, or endowment support.
Support us with your time and expertise. Join our Board or the Youth Leaders, work on special projects, contact us with ideas.