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Bridge To Turkiye

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Disaster Aid, Disaster Preparedness & Relief Services, Education, Educational Services, Health, International, International Development, Public Health

Mission: Bridge to Turkiye Fund is devoted to mobilizing and generating philanthropic resources benefiting the socio-economically disadvantaged segments of Turkish society, with emphasis in children''s education and health care. Special focus is given to elementary education and young women''s empowerment.

Programs: We pride ourselves on selecting trustworthy affiliates and partners on both sides of the bridge with programs that recognize the neglected segments of Turkish society. Our projects promote exemplary citizenry, integrity and respect for human dignity. BTF's below listed capacity building programs provide our donors opportunities to reconnect with their roots: 1) School Improvement Programs2) Student Enablement Programs3) U7 - Under Seven Programs4) Educational Micro-Scholarships5) Library Set Up Programs6) Leukemia Treatment Programs7) Cleft Lip & Palate Treatment Surgeries8) Donor Directed ? Pass Through Grants

Community Stories

31 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Esra Serin A.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had a chance to meet with Chicago BTF leaders and BTF president, and saw how wonderful and dedicated people they are to BTF. Their whole purpose is supporting the kids in need of Turkey for their education and also touching their lives, making them smile…

1

Donor

Rating: 5

Excellent and impactful nonfor profit …streamlined experience…all in all gives me an opportunity to support a cause that matters to me

1 Serra Cagatay Y.

Donor

Rating: 5

Great organization! A perfect way to help people that are in need in Turkey. Happy to contribute to this organization’s causes. Keep up the good work!

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great partnerships and effort to take care of the ones really need a hand in life. Their aim for good education and happy students is remarkable. Conguratulations on all previous and future organizastions ahead.

2 Gurur E.

Donor

Rating: 5

Bridge to Turkey Fund , I am so thrilled to fund , support, their projects.They are so very well organised, trying to reach out to every project which could make an impact on children, education.
Bridge to Turkey Fund is a great establishment , nonprofit, filled with wonderful vounteers and sincere projects.
From the bottom of my heart,I salute their commitment, support their projects and value their hard-work.
My number one nonprofit organisation is Bridge to Turkey Fund❤


2 Bonay G.

Donor

Rating: 5

This is a helpful and trustable nonprofit.
You can always be sure that your help, donations go to the right places, and it will make someone’s life happier.

4

Donor

Rating: 5

Its mission hidden in its name Bridge to Turkiye helps bright minds from underpriviliged families get better education .

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Most reliable non profit organization that I can trust to help those children in Turkey who are in need help for their education ! I am honored to be part of this wonderful community !

5 Yesim O.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

They are unbelievable people... We always appreciated to them all those jobs for our future

6

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It is such a rewarding experience to volunteer with Bridge To Turkiye foundation. The work they do for socio-economically disadvantaged segments of Turkish society can't be matched. I was a donor before and joined to volunteer group after seeing amazing job they do that goes above and beyond expectations. Volunteering at this non-profit brings me absolute joy. Keep up the good work BTF!

6

Volunteer

Rating: 5

BTF is an educational charity, makes learning possible for students of all ages, from pre-school to graduate school especially for girls. I truly appreciate this organization’s effort as a mother of 3 girls who is a consistent donor and a passionate volunteer of BTF. I definitely have piece of mind where our money goes to and see the results of making difference in these girls life.

6

Donor

Rating: 5

If you want to support a non profit where 100% of the donations go to the constituents, if you want to support education for underprivileged girls and young women, if you want to see results of your donations in tangible outcomes, look no further than Bridge to Turkiye Fund. As a donor and supporter of this non profit for over a decade, I am impressed by their accountability, volunteer spirit and commitment to education.

5

Donor

Rating: 5

BTF is my hand that reaches to the precious places that I alone can not reach. Those precious places are the lives and hearts of bright young girls who are specifically vulnerable and in need. This mission is so important the future if the country depends on it. The need to elevate the role of the women in Turkey by empowering them and encouraging them is so imminent it is an emergency. I am on board and fully committed to supporting this cause. Congrats to BTF. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

7

Volunteer

Rating: 5

BTF is a grassroots organization that supports students especially girls to pursue their potentials and helps on a better future for the youth of Turkey. BTF family supports education, eliminates inequalities and delivers happiness. In addition Btf has consultative status with United Nations. I am so proud to have crossed paths with Btf.

6

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Bridge to Turkiye is an excellent organization to serve girls in need in underserved areas. The organization fundraises a significant amount and ensures all children have access to educational materials.

7 Sibel R.

Donor

Rating: 5

This is a awesome us based charity that fund raises money for children and youth in need. Donating money to this charity is a great way to support the educational needs of children and youth at all ages i.e. From elementary to university. I am a donor of this charity and have piece of mind in terms of where the moneh I donate goes to.

5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have nothing but highest praise and appreciation for this great organisation and its volunteers whose relentless efforts impressed me to become one of them. Working as a volunteer in Btf gave me strength to create fundraising events, so we can reach out to students who live in underserved areas and give them an opportunity to enlighten their education path. I must have also inspired my children who first started their fundraising in elementary school. Ever since then they have taken part in several other projects. I can’t think of a much better way than involving in BTF’s fundraising events to make a change in lives of so many others and create a camaraderie which we all need to bring the peace we need and deserve now.

5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

BTF is an excellent non-profit that help disadvantaged children and youth in Turkey. As a Turkish-American I am a proud supporter and volunteer for more than 7 years.

I had opportunity to involve different projects and worked with great people for this organization. My children are also happy to help BTF Youth projects. It is a bridge to Turkey, Turkish culture and language. It is giving back to our roots.

5

Donor

Rating: 5

Bridge to Turkiye Fund is a great volunteer led organization. Supporting underprivileged kids and young girls who are eager to study- by volunteering countless hours, raising funds, raising awareness about the importance of education, girl empowerment, community needs. Trustworthy organization!

6 Yasemin Ipek B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

BTF is a wonderful non-profit that focuses on providing funds and opportunities to students living in rural Turkey, with a special emphasis on girls education. Over the last 15 years in US, across many cities and giving circles, BTF volunteers have provided awareness on critical social issues like child marriages and moved many young paths and changed their lives for a better future. I highly recommend BTF and encourage all American and Turkish friends to attend the events and support it’s purpose.

6 Arif Emre E.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a great cause. The kids especially girls in the rural areas in Turkey are so much in need of supplies for their education. These are bright kids with lots of potential. They have dreams but they do not know how to accomplish them. They are not as lucky as the kids in the other parts of the country. Bridge to Turkiye (BTF) provides these kids with lots of love and supplies in order for them to flourish. BTF gives them a future.

7

Volunteer

Rating: 5

There are so many reasons why I choose BTF. Most important one is BTF deliver happiness to little hearts.
BTF is provide educational support to girls in Turkey who needs financial assistance, scholarship for their educations. All volunteers are working very hard to make difference in childrens life.
Happiness of helping someone who need is priceless. I'm really happy to part of BTF and also very proud working as a volunteer for BTF.

7

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great organization helping kids in need for better edication, school materials and scholarships.

7 Açalya H.

Donor

Rating: 5

Bridge To Turkiye won my heart with its mission in Turkey. This foundation gives scholarships to underprivileged and smart girls during their education. What a wonderful mission!

Acalya Heeren

6

Donor

Rating: 5

BTF is an amazing organization that supports underserved students in Turkey. 100% of the proceeds go directly to support these students and everyone behind the operations at BTF is a volunteer. There are numerous programs to support - from donating to scholarships to helping provide laptops for students who are in the midst of remote learning. This is truly a labor of love and every penny goes to those who need it.

6 Michelle Drouse W.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Bridge to Turkiye Fund (BTF) is an incredible, 100% volunteer-run, non-profit making a huge impact in the lives of children and youth, especially disadvantaged girls and young women in Turkey. I'm a proud BTF supporter of nearly a decade and currently serve on the Board of Directors. Our programs and scholarships enable and empower disadvantaged youth in Turkey to achieve their educational goals. As a Turkish-American living in the USA, I'm grateful that BTF gives me the opportunity to give back to my Turkish community in a meaningful way.

4

Donor

Rating: 5

This is one of my favorite charities. The group is all volunteer, so every dime goes to educating girls in Turkey who would otherwise not have the opportunity of a university education. The small grassroots organization has grown from a supporting a handful of girls in the beginning to supporting hundreds of girls every year. Many of the young women who have graduated through the program also benefit from the mentorship programs that have been established with members of the business and science community in Turkey. I suspect many of them will become the young leaders of tomorrow for the country.

7 Ozkan Y.

Donor

Rating: 5

Trust is hard to earn. But I have worked with them on many projects for the last 3 years. I have always been their supporters and will continue.

5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

BTF is established and run by smart, kind-hearted, and action-oriented people. These people create amazing projects to help impoverished children in Turkey in terms of reading, science, art, and providing educational supplies. As a volunteer and project leader, I was able to support existing projects and create my own. It inspires me and enable me to make an impact for five years.

9

Donor

Rating: 5

I think that many people who help a charity organisation want to change the world... at least slightly... at least making someone's life slightly better.
I believe in the power of good education, that develops your skills and creates interest in the subjects you are studying. Bridge To Turkiye is helping schools by providing them with new books and other materials for classes. The organisation also gives scholarships for gifted but poor students.

What makes this organisation special? When you are not rich and cannot give huge sums of money, it is always important to see that even a small donation matters and to see the direct result of your donation. Bridge To Turkiye has a Map4Good. On this map, you can see the schools and their needs (books, science sets, shoes & boots for kids, etc.), choose which school and which project you want to help, and donate.

I chose the project Books4Kids (Elementary) and a small school with 50 students at the Southern part of Turkiye. I read about the school and watched the photos. I was giving to this school little by little till they got the required sum. Some time after, I got the letter with the photos of happy children and (even happier) teachers, who got the books. It was one of the most rewarding moments in my life.

Now I chose another school and I hope that very soon they will have the full of money and I will get a new letter :)

If you want to make the world a slightly better place and the full clarity of your donation is crucial to you, feel free to donate to one of the projects of Bridge To Turkiye.

8

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I became involved with this group because of my heritage- being Turkish- American, and because I wanted to be able to give back to those in Turkey- in a meaningful way. My Dad came to the United States when he was 18, to go to school, and to create the best life he could following his university experience. He did just that, while maintaining his cultural identity, that he passed down to his family. We were and are exceedingly proud to be Turkish, and this nonprofit allows me (and my family) the opportunity to not only be connected to our heritage, but to help others empower themselves through education. This latter part is very meaningful to me, as I am an educator as well, and my family also stressed the importance of education as a means of elevating and improving one's life. With the various events that I've been involved in- whether they are the Cinema-4-a-Cause events in downtown Chicago, the Bridging Cultures: A Turkish Celebration we recently held at Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple in Oak Park, or a family picnic that we host at the start of summer, the Chicago Circle of Bridge to Türkiye Fund has always had the focus on education support- but with a cultural twist. So, these events and happenings have been so meaningful for me- particularly after the loss of my father, the patriarch and holder of the Turkish traditions in my family. I'm eternally grateful for the opportunity to be connected to both my culture and such impactful and inspiring ways in which to support those that can benefit from that support, even if it's miles away.