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  • We provide scholarships for post-elementary education from 5th through 12th grade.

  • In 1969, our 7  founding members pledged to support 15 students every year.  This year our scholarship program has reached 2,260 students with a budget of $362,571


partners on the ground

We identify TEF scholars in collaboration with five local organizations that are deeply committed to social progress. Having operated across Turkey for many decades, our partners are uniquely positioned to identify and address the student needs in the most effective ways.



  • Mail us a check

Send us a check payable to the Turkish Educational Foundation. Include your email address for a digital receipt. The address is Turkish Educational Foundation, P.O. Box 391165, Mountain View, CA 94039

You can make a one-time or recurring donation online, and indicate your special instructions for designations or dedications. Online donations are accepted via Network for Good . TEF is a tax-exempt Section 501(c)(3) organization under Internal Revenue Code. Your contribution is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. IRS TIN: 23-7050060; California Franchise Tax Board ID: D 0595318.

  • Check if your employer provides corporate matching to your charitable donations.

Most U.S. corporations match their employees’ charitable donations, contributing to their civic engagement and also increasing the donation amount at no additional cost to the employee. Learn more at this link and check if your employer provides corporate matching. 


  • Register for a free, no-cost AmazonSmiles account and direct 0.5% of your eligible Amazon purchases to TEF.

If you shop on Amazon, please identify “Turkish Educational Foundation” as your charity at For more information, please watch this YouTube tutorial and sign up for AmazonSmiles at this link. When you shop, Amazon will transfer 0.5.% of your purchase value to TEF at no additional cost to you. 

  • Host a FacebookFundraiser and direct the proceeds to TEF at no cost to you.

TEF donors organize birthday fundraisers on Facebook; some offer to match collected donations. Facebook transfers 100% of the proceeds to TEF via Network For Good. To organize a FacebookFundraiser, please follow the instructions at this link. Please make sure to choose “Fundraise for a Non-Profit” and identify “Turkish Educational Foundation” as the benefiting charity. 

  • Host a fee-based event and donate the proceeds to TEF.

TEF members organize cook outs, art sessions, concerts, hikes or walking tours in their city in order to bring their friends together to support TEF’s mission. They then donate the proceeds via NetworkForGood or by mailing a check to TEF. To brainstorm possible ideas or for further questions, please contact

If you have  questions and other suggestions, please contact We look forward to hearing from you. 

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