The Turkish Educational Foundation (TEF) is a US-based non-profit organization dedicated to providing financial assistance and educational support to needy children in Turkey. Towards this goal, TEF offers scholarship programs for middle school and high school students, with particular emphasis on the education of female students in rural areas as well as in poor districts of mega cities.

TEF was founded in 1969 in Berkeley, CA, and certified as a 501(c)(3) Public Charity in 1970. TEF has been a trusted partner of thousands of donors for over 50 years in fighting for equal opportunity in education. 
TEF is governed by a member-elected all-volunteer Board of Trustees, and run by all volunteer Officers appointed by the Board. Thanks to your generous donations, TEF supports more than 1,000 students annually from all across Turkey.