WHY SUPPORT THE TURKISH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION?

  • You are a Turkish-American who wants to make a sustainable impact in your country of origin.

  • You want to give Turkey’s low-income students a strong base for personal and professional growth.

  • You believe in eradicating gender inequality and the cycle of poverty across the world. 

  • You believe in the universal value of education and every child’s right to continuing education.

  • TEF is a 501(c)(3) organization.  Your gift is tax-deductible to the full extent provided by the law.

SUSTAINABLE impact

Since 1969, we ensure each TEF student is funded from 5th through 12th grade. In 2022, we supported 1,150 students in low-income communities across Turkey. 

EMPOWER GIRLS AND WOMEN

In 2022, 85% of TEF students are girls; majority of the graduating class has been admitted to an accredited university.

TRANSPArency

Almost all donations support TEF scholarships. Volunteers keep our operational costs minimal. TEF is awarded  GuideStar’s 2020 Seal of Transparency.

local partners

TEF works with five established local partners that operate across Turkey and provide annual, rigorous academic review of each TEF student.

YOU TOO CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN TURKEY’S HIGHER EDUCATION

BE A MEMBER 

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

 VOLUNTEER

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

DONATE

 No gift is too small. We accept online gifts, corporate matching, and endowment support.

FUNDRAISE FOR TEF

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