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Girls Meet Science project’s 4th year promotes girls’ education in STEM

Science Heroes Association (Bilim Kahramanları Derneği) is receiving grant support from our Meltem Göçer Fund for the fourth phase of its project “Girls Meet Science”, which we have been supporting...

KODA is empowering rural teachers through one-to-one mentoring

Rural Schools Transformation Network (Köy Okulları Değişim Ağı-KODA) is receiving grant support from our Donor Advised Fund for its project “Rural Teachers Hand in Hand Program” which aims to empower...

Turkey Mozaik Foundation Study Trip 2022

We were thrilled to be joined by our supporters, grantees and civil society experts during our 2022 Study trip, after a two-year break. For two days we, along with attending...

Civil Pages is making the civil society’s experience visible through civil society journalism

Civil Society and Media Studies Association (Civil Pages – Sivil Toplum ve Medya Çalışmaları Derneği) received grant and capacity development support from our Institutional Fund to strengthen its financial sustainability by diversifying its income...

Grantees for the 2022 Culture & Arts Fund are Announced

Culture & Arts Fund aims to support the projects and organisational development of culture and arts organisations and CSOs that use culture and arts-related activities as a means to improve...

History Foundation is working to expand historical awareness in Turkey

History Foundation (Tarih Vakfı) received grant and capacity development support from our Institutional Fund to strengthen its financial sustainability by employing a fundraising expert, developing new fundraising strategies such as...

Peace Children Orchestra provides free music education to as many children as possible

Peace Children Orchestra Conservation and Development Association (Barış Çocuk Orkestrası Koruma ve Geliştirme Derneği) is receiving financial support from our Donor-Advised Fund to cover the maintenance costs of the orchestra's...

Troya Environmental Association established the Energy Cooperatives Network

Troya Environmental Association (Troya), working to ensure energy efficiency at urban and rural scales, received a grant and capacity development support from our Environmental Sustainability Fund in 2021 to create...

Sulukule Volunteers Association is working to ensure equal access to education for all children

Sulukule Volunteers Association (Sulukule Gönüllüleri Derneği) is receiving a core grant from our Children's Fund to strengthen its financial sustainability and increase the number of its individual and corporate donors...

Ecosphere improved its digital capacity to draw attention to environmental issues online

Ecosphere Association (Ecosphere, Ekosfer Dernegi) received a grant from our Environmental Sustainability Fund to strengthen its digital transformation in communications with stakeholders by renewing its website, developing new systems, and improving...

RUMUD: Child labour increased with the pandemic

Colourful Hopes Association (Rengarenk Umutlar Derneği-RUMUD) received a grant from our Donor Advised Fund to implement its communications strategy by employing a communication expert, and increase the visibility of the...

Mobile Food Bank project supports people living in deep poverty

We launched the Deep Poverty Action Fund in May 2021 to address deep poverty and widening inequalities in Turkey, which significantly worsened since the start of the pandemic. With the...

KALBEN is working to minimise the number of children living under state protection

Association for Young People under State Protection and Foster Families (Koruma Altında Yetişen Gençler ve Koruyucu Aile Derneği - KALBEN) received a grant from our Meltem Göçer Fund to strengthen...

A4 Atelier is encouraging women artists to produce together

A4 Atelier Contemporary Art Association (A4 Atölye Çağdaş Sanat Derneği) received a grant from our Culture & Arts Fund to implement the Acting Together and Saving Memory project to organise workshops and an...

Pink Life completed the Queer Artists Solidarity Network project

Pink Life LGBTI+ Solidarity Association (Pembe Hayat LGBTİ+ Dayanışma Derneği) received a grant from our Culture & Arts Fund to create a digital platform for queer artists to collaborate on...

TOHAD is forming a network where children can discuss children’s rights

Social Rights and Research Association (Toplumsal Haklar ve Araştırmalar Derneği – TOHAD) is receiving a grant from our Children’s Fund to form a network among children where they can discuss...

18 May Wildfire Relief and Mitigation Fund Event

On May 18th evening, we held our first in-person event after a long while. We shared the great work of our grantees, who provided emergency relief and invested in mid-to-long...

Labour Is Mine Women’s Association is Building Women’s Solidarity after the Wildfires

Labour Is Mine Women's Association (Emek Benim Kadın Derneği) is receiving a grant from our Turkey Wildfire Relief and Mitigation Fund to support women who were affected by the wildfires,...

Nature Conservation Centre will monitor the regeneration of red pine forests

Nature Conservation Centre Foundation - DKM (Doğa Koruma Merkezi Vakfı) is receiving a grant from our Turkey Wildfire Relief and Mitigation Fund to monitor the regeneration process of the red pine...

Grantees for the Gender Equality Fund are Announced

Gender Equality Fund aims to support civil society initiatives that promote women’s rights and gender equality in Turkey through new and innovative projects, campaigns and advocacy activities and institutional development...

NATURA Association is tracking the last wildcats of the Mediterranean

Natura Nature and Culture Conservation Society Association - NATURA (Natura Doğa ve Kültür Koruma Derneği) is receiving a grant from our Turkey Wildfire Relief and Mitigation Fund to scan the...

Announcing Turkey Mozaik Foundation’s Dinner at the Library on June 9th

As Turkey Mozaik Foundation's journey of learning and inspiration continues, there couldn't be a better venue than the iconic British Library for our 2022 Annual Meeting and Dinner. Please join...

Upcoming event: You are invited to an evening of drinks and learning on May 18th

Turkey Mozaik Foundation invites you to an evening of drinks and learning about Turkey Wildfire Relief and Mitigation Fund which was launched in cooperation with the Support Foundation for Civil Society following...

Open Space Association: Deep poverty is a human rights violation

Open Space Association - Deep Poverty Network (Açık Alan Derneği - Derin Yoksulluk Ağı) received a grant from our Institutional Fund in 2021 to strengthen its advocacy capacity. The Association will...

TPD İzmir Branch provided psychological support to 2,315 earthquake survivors

Turkish Psychologists Association İzmir Branch (Türk Psikologları Derneği İzmir Şubesi - TPD) received a grant from our İzmir Earthquake Emergency Relief Fund, and provided psychological support to 2,315 earthquake survivors...

FİSA’s guide will support local governments in protecting children’s rights

Idea and Arts Workshop Association (Fikir ve Sanat Atölyesi Derneği-FİSA) received a grant from our Children's Fund to support local governments in fulfilling the fundamental rights and freedoms of children...

Yuva Association will organise Climate and Nature Literacy trainings

Yuva Association (YUVA) received a grant from our Turkey Wildfire Relief and Mitigation Fund in 2021 to raise awareness about natural disasters caused by climate change, along with the measures and...

Civil Pages published the Civil Society and Earthquake report

Civil Society and Media Studies Association (Civil Pages – Sivil Toplum ve Medya Çalışmaları Derneği) received a grant from our Izmir Earthquake Emergency Relief Fund to monitor and evaluate the activities of the...

Soil for Life Association completed its digital transformation activities

The Soil for Life Association (Yaşam İçin Toprak Derneği) received a grant and capacity development support from our Digital Transformation Fund for Environmental Sustainability in 2021 to conduct digital transformation...

AKUT distributed food and hygiene packages to 254 families affected by the earthquake

Search and Rescue Association (Arama Kurtarma Derneği-AKUT) received a grant from our Izmir Earthquake Emergency Relief Fund in 2020 to purchase key equipment for search and rescue operations, and to provide aid packages...

Quincentennial Foundation is developing a 3D version of the Museum of Turkish Jews

The Quincentennial Foundation Museum of Turkish Jews (500. Yıl Vakfı Türk Musevileri Müzesi) is one of our grantees from the Culture & Arts Fund 2021. The Foundation is implementing the...

TİDER supported the establishment of food banks in Elazığ and Malatya

Basic Needs Association (Temel İhtiyaç Derneği-TİDER) received a grant from our Elazığ Earthquake Emergency Relief Fund in 2020 to support the establishment of two Support Markets in Malatya and Elazığ by...

Çorbada Tuzun Olsun Association works to reduce homelessness in Turkey

Çorbada Tuzun Olsun Association (ÇOTUN) received a grant from our Institutional Fund in 2021 to improve its project development capacity and diversify its income resources, while working to reduce homelessness...

Kazdağı Association creates jobs for women in solar energy production

Kazdağı Association for the Preservation of Natural and Cultural Resources (Kazdağı Doğal ve Kültürel Varlıkları Koruma Derneği) received a grant from our Gender Equality Fund in 2020 to support the...

Theatre Cooperative established 5 cooperatives representing 7 regions of Turkey for private theaters

Theatre Cooperative (Tiyatro Kooperatifi) received a grant from our Culture & Arts Fund in 2020 to support the establishment of 5 theatre cooperatives representing the 7 regions of Turkey. The...

Support to Life provided cash support to families affected by the wildfires

The Support to Life Association (Hayata Destek Derneği) received a grant from our Turkey Wildfire Relief and Mitigation Fund in 2021 to provide cash and in-kind support to families affected...

Altyazı Cinema Association creates a digital archive for 20 years of printed publications

Altyazı Cinema Association (Altyazı) received a grant from our Culture & Arts Fund in 2021 to create a digital archive that will serve as a primary resource for film scholars, journalists,...

The Women of Ravanda Association empowers women in Kilis economically

The Women of Ravanda Association (Ravandalı Kadınlar Derneği) received a grant from our Gender Equality Fund in 2021 to strengthen its financial sustainability and organisational development while empowering the women...

Katre Women’s Association raises awareness on sexual and reproductive health issues in Erzincan

Katre Women's Counselling and Solidarity Association (Katre Kadın Danışma ve Dayanışma Derneği) received a grant from our Gender Equality Fund in 2021, to increase women's awareness on sexual and reproductive...

SPoD reveals LGBTI+s’ experiences of accessing social services during the pandemic

Social Policy Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Studies Association (Sosyal Politika, Cinsiyet Kimliği ve Cinsel Yönelim Çalışmaları Derneği-SPoD) received a core grant from our Gender Equality Fund in 2021, to...

YUKADER stands against violence in Yüksekova, Hakkari

Yüksekova Women's Social Support and Culture Association (Yüksekova Kadınlarını Toplumsal Destekleme ve Kültür Derneği-YUKADER) received a grant from our Gender Equality Fund in 2021, to implement the Women of Yüksekova...

KODA finished the 4th year of its Teacher Communities Program

Rural Schools Transformation Network (Köy Okulları Değişim Ağı-KODA) received a grant from our Donor Advised Fund in 2020, to organise the activities of the Teacher Communities Program in Diyarbakir and...

Year in Review: 2021

2021 has been another tough year for the civil society organisations in Turkey and the world as a whole. The lasting negative effects of the pandemic continued to impact all...

Grantees for the Turkey Wildfire Relief and Mitigation Fund Are Announced

Turkey Mozaik Foundation in cooperation with the Support Foundation for Civil Society launched Turkey Wildfire Relief and Mitigation Fund following the wildfires that started on July 28, 2021 and spread...

IZEK provides educational drama focused psychological support after the Izmir earthquake

Izmir Education Cooperative (IZEK) is one of the recipients of the İzmir Earthquake Emergency Support Fund. With the grant, İZEK will provide educational drama-focused psychological support (drama therapy) for 144...

Announcing the launch of digital transformation fund for environmental sustainability

We are proud to launch "The Digital Transformation Fund for Organisations Working on Environmental Sustainability" in cooperation with Support Foundation for Civil Society with the European Bank for Reconstruction and...

TPD provides psychosocial support to Izmir Earthquake survivors

Turkish Psychologists Association is one of our 2018 grantees and their Izmir branch is now a grantee of our Izmir Earthquake Emergency Fund.  With this project, TPD İzmir Branch aims...

Civil Pages ensures participatory civil society journalism to investigate and collaborate for measures against the earthquake

Civil Pages is a recipient of the Izmir Earthquake Emergency Fund. The organisation will carry out monitoring, evaluation and awareness-raising activities on the  Research Commission for the Investigation and Determination...

Akut purchases equipment for their search and rescue teams and train volunteers

AKUT is one of our Izmir Earthquake Emergency Support Fund grantees. The organisation will purchase equipment that search and rescue teams need in their fieldwork and provide training on how...

Support to Life Foundation provided portable toilets in the aftermath of the Izmir Earthquake

The İzmir Earthquake Emergency Support Fund was created with the financial contributions of the Turkey Mozaik  Foundation and the Kahane Foundation to support civil society organizations (CSOs) and their work...

Music for Peace Foundation improves communication strategy during the pandemic

Music for Peace Foundation has been one of our grantees since 2018 and is now one of our grantees of Covid-19 Emergency Fund. The financial sustainability of the Music for...

Nefes continues music lessons online with Covid-19 Fund

Nefes Art and Culture Institution (Nefes Kültür Sanat Derneği -  Nefes) is one of the recipients of our Covid-19 Emergency Fund. The Nefes Music School Project (Nefes Müzik Okulu), which...

Karakutu Association conducts ‘Memory Walks’ online

Karakutu Association is a recipient of our COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund. Karakutu has experienced financial challenges as a result of measures taken regarding COVID-19 which made it more difficult to...

RUMUD reaches out to children using innovative methods

Colourful Hopes Association (Rengarenk Umutlar Derneği – RUMUD), one of our 2020 Children’s Fund grantees, is one of the recipients of our Covid-19  Emergency Fund. At the beginning of the...

Imece Initiative helps refugees for basic needs with the Covid-19 Fund

Imece Initiative is one of the recipients of the COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund, which was created as a  response to the foundation’s renewed 2020 grant strategy to support the survival...

Theatre Cooperative supports theatres through the social cooperative model

Theatre Cooperative (Tiyatro Kooperatifi) is one of the recipients of our Culture and Art Fund 2020. Their project Regional Cooperative Project for Private Theatres (Özel Tiyatrolar için Bölgesel Kooperatifleşme Projesi) project...

Pink Life LGBTI Association Brings Trans Artists Together During the Pandemic

Pink Life LGBTI+Solidarity Association (Pembe Hayat LGBT + Dayanışma Derneği) is one of the recipients of our Culture and Art Fund 2020.  In an environment where the artistic production of...

Earth Association implements “community based agricultural production” model

Earth Association (Yeryüzü Derneği) is one of the recipients of Turkey Mozaik Foundation's Core Fund 2020. Earth Association works in areas such as sustainable life, organic agriculture, green energy, climate...

History Foundation provides a new perspective on history

History Foundation (Tarih Vakfı) is one of the recipients of the 2020 core fund and aims to provide a new perspective on the history and historiography for the individuals in...

Open Space Association addressing deep poverty in Turkey

The Open Space Association (Açık Alan Derneği/Derin Yoksulluk Ağı) is one of the recipients of the Core Fund Program, which supports the organisational capacity of civil society organisations (CSOs) working...

Year in Review: 2020

The year 2020 has been seismic in so many ways that it will leave a monumental mark in our collective memory for generations to come. Throughout a very tough year,...

2020 Children’s Fund Grantees Announced

We are proud to announce our 2020 Children's Fund grantees. Children's Fund, initiated by our partner organisation Support Foundation for Civil Society in 2017, has been one of our core...

The Colourful Hopes Association works for children’s rights

The Colourful Hopes Association (Rengarenk Umutlar Derneği) is one of our 2020 Children's Fund Grantees. Our grant aims to strengthen the financial sustainability of the association. A “Financial Governance Principles...

Strategic Approach to Discrimination Against Children

FISA Develops a Strategic Approach to Discrimination Against Children Turkey Mozaik Foundation supports The Idea and Arts Workshop Association(Fikir ve Sanat Atölyesi Derneği-FİSA)'s project "Strategic Approach to Discrimination Against Children"....

Elazığ Earthquake Emergency Fund Grantees

Elazığ Earthquake Emergency Fund Grantees Announced Turkey Mozaik Foundation created The Elazığ Earthquake Emergency Fund to support civil society organizations (CSOs) and their activities following the earthquake on 24 January...

2020 Culture & Arts Fund Grantees Announced

Turkey Mozaik Foundation and Support Foundation for Civil Society launched the 2020 Culture & Arts Fund with the content partnership of Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IKSV), Cultural Policy...

Puruli Makes Arts Accessible

With the grant received from our Culture & Arts Fund, Puruli Arts and Culture Association (Puruli) employed one person who is responsible for contacting different civil society organisations working in...

“The Magic Lamp” Project for Seasonal Workers

The Magic Lamp (Sihirli Lamba) is one of the two projects selected for 2019 Culture and Arts Fund. The project will provide an opportunity for seasonal agricultural workers to tell...

“Needs Map” Builds Social Marketplace

As part of the Elazığ Earthquake Emergency Fund, Turkey Mozaik Foundation supported the Needs Map (İhtiyaç Haritasi) to identify and map the needs of individuals affected by the earthquake in...

TIDER-A Sustainable Food Banking Model

Turkey Mozaik Foundation created the Elazığ Earthquake Emergency Fund to support civil society organizations (CSOs) and their activities following the earthquake on 24 January 2020 affecting Elazig, Malatya, and the...

2020 Core Fund Grantees Selecteed

THE 2020 CORE FUND GRANTEES ARE SELECTED Turkey Mozaik Foundation jointly with the Support Foundation for Civil Society and the Dalyan Foundation, implements the Core Fund to support the organizational...

Colourful Hopes Association During Covid-19

The Colourful Hopes Association (Rengarenk Umutlar Derneği)  (Rengarenk Umutlar Derneği-RUMUD), one of our grantees for the Covid-19 Emergency Support Fund,  had to find innovative outreach solutions to reach out to...

Covid-19 Emergency Support Fund 2020

Following the World Health Organisation's declaration of the Covid-19 as a pandemic on March 11th, 2020, countries took measures to prevent the outbreak. These measures, inevitably, impacted how civil society...

Why the Istanbul Convention is vital for Turkey

Our grantee "We will Stop Femicides" ("Kadın Cinayetlerini Durduracağız") Platform is is a women’s NGO, founded in 2012 as a social reaction to the homicide of Münevver Karabulut, a young woman...

Sunflower Women Association (Günebakan Kadın Derneği)

Introducing "Sunflower Women Association" The Sunflower Women Association (Günebakan Kadın Derneği), established in Mersin, aims to ensure equal rights, responsibilities and participation in society for women by working on domestic...

Imece Initiative Association helps refugees with Energy for Everyone project

Our grantee Imece Initiative Association launched its clean energy product Energy for Everyone (EFE) in 2018. This tool seeks to help displaced populations through their journey by serving as a...

Refugee Fund supported 4020 refugees at the Turkish-Greek Border

We launched our Refugee Fund when a humanitarian crisis involving Syrian refugees unfolded in the Turkey/Greece border and waters as of 27 February 2020 escalating the need for urgent help. ...

Introducing our Grantee: Ordu Association of Empowering Women

Our grantee, Ordu Association of Empowering Women (Ordu Kadını Güçlendirme Derneği-ORKAGÜDER) was established in 2010 as a rights-based organisation which works with disadvantages groups such young people, disabled people, children and especially women in...

Ecological Literacy Project by Yuva Association

Our grantee Yuva Association has been implementing the Ecological Literacy Training Program since 2013 to increase the number of active citizens with an ecological perspective.  Young people and adult volunteers...

Gender Equality Fund 2020 Grantees Selected

Gender Equality Fund supports civil society initiatives that promotes women’s rights and gender equality in Turkey through new and innovative projects designed with as vision of creating a model and...

Turkey Mozaik Foundation’s Covid-19 Response

As Turkey Mozaik Foundation,  we have been following the developments on the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on civil society in Turkey. In order to better understand the existing and...

Elazig Earthquake Relief Fund

On January 24th, 2020 a massive earthquake with a magnitude of 6.5 rocked Elazig in eastern Turkey at 8:55pm (1755 GMT).  More than 275 aftershocks shook the region with the...

A Discussion on Gender Equality

We are proud to present an evening of learning and inspiration with a powerful panel of women from Turkey who will be sharing their passion in achieving Gender Equality. The...

Meltem Gocer Fund Launched

In memory of our beloved friend, we established Turkey Mozaik Foundation Meltem Göçer Fund in August 2019.  We are grateful to be the recipient of valuable contributions from her family...

Flying Broom Foundation

 Uçan Süpürge (Flying Broom) has been continuing its work in the gender equality domain for a long time. It started as a not-for-profit company in 1996 and became a foundation...

We Are Coding Association Interview

We’re Coding Association is receiving institutional grant with the support of Turkey Mozaik Foundation. We had the opportunity to talk about the association and its efforts in the context of...

A Different School Is Possible

Participatory and Peaceful Toys: The Project on the Development and Popularisation of Learning Materials A Different School is Possible Association (BBOM) received support from the Support for the Civil Society…

Study Trip 2019

Our second study trip took place in Istanbul in July 2019. We were delighted that some of our donors joined us and had an opportunity to meet with our grantees. ...

BGC Partners Charity Day, 2019 with Francesco Molinari

We were very proud to have Francesco Molinari take part in BGC Partners Charity Day as the ambassador for Turkey Mozaik Foundation. As a friend and supporter of Turkey Mozaik Foundation since the early days, Francesco finds Turkey Mozaik Foundation‘s…

Grantee: “We Will Stop Femicides”

Our grantee "We will Stop Femicides" ("Kadın Cinayetlerini Durduracağız") Platform is is a women’s NGO, founded in 2012 as a social reaction to the homicide of Münevver Karabulut, a young...

Children’s Bodily Autonomy Project

The following interview with Association for Struggle Against Sexual Violence was conducted by Support Foundation for Civil Society on their project “Children’s Bodily Autonomy”.  The project which started in 2018-2019 and...

You Can Do It! Success Against the Odds: Film Screening and Panel Discussion

You Can Do It! Success Against the Odds: Film Screening and Panel Discussion On 13 March 2019, Turkey Mozaik Foundation and TurkishWin organised an evening of learning, sharing and inspiration...

Turkey Mozaik Foundation Committed Funds Towards 19 Organizations in 2018

Turkey Mozaik Foundation Committed Funds Towards 19 Organizations in 2018 Turkey Mozaik Foundation completed 4 grant cycles in 2018 with funds committed to 19 charities supporting a variety of causes (health, education, human rights, environment) and...

Turkey Mozaik Foundation Presents “The Guest”

Turkey Mozaik Foundation cordially invites you to the screening of award-winning movie "The Guest" Turkey Mozaik Foundation cordially invites you to the screening of the award-winning movie "The Guest", followed...

2018 Study Trip, Istanbul

We had our study trip in Istanbul on 20/21 July 2018. On the first day of our study trip, we heard the inspirational stories of our grantees (KODA, BoMoVu and...

Support Us Through Amazon Smile

Support Us Through Amazon Smile We are a group of optimists, passionate about giving back to Turkey to create positive social change. AmazonSmile (https://smile.amazon.co.uk/) is a website operated by Amazon...

Our Journey Has Begun

Turkey Mozaik Foundation set off on its journey on January 18th, 2018 with more than 100 guests at the Royal Institution. As Turkey Mozaik Foundation, we have set off on...

Alliance Magazine and Turkey’s Third Sector Foundation Featured Turkey Mozaik Foundation

We are honoured to share that we have recently been featured by the highly prestigious Alliance Magazine in their "Diaspora Philanthropy" Issue (article below) and Turkey's Third Sector Foundation, a think...

New grant to KuzeyDoga Association

New grant to KuzeyDoga Association We are proud to announce that we started to support KuzeyDoga Association's "Bird and wetland conservation, environmental education and increasing village-based ecotourism at Aras River Bird...

Turkey Mozaik Foundation Launched

On 18 January 2018, the Royal Institution in London was home to our launch event for the Turkey Mozaik Foundation. We were delighted, humbled, and extremely encouraged by the exceptionally...

Turkey Mozaik Foundation 2017 Istanbul Study Trip

Turkey Mozaik Foundation Trustees and team were hosted by Sivil Toplum icin Destek Vakfi (Support Foundation for Civil Society) in Istanbul on 9 August 2017. The primary aims of the...