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Individual Giving and Philanthropy in Turkey (Infographic)

November 1, 2016

Civil society organizations (CSOs) are at the heart of Turkey's democratization process. Today there are more than 109,000 associations and 5,075 new foundations (established after the Republic) operating along with many informal organizations such as platforms, initiatives, and groups. Their areas of work are mostly concentrated in social solidarity, delivering social services, education, health and various rights-based issues. Over the past years, the not-for-profit sector in Turkey has grown both in size and the level of participation, and played a significant role in providing services and contributing to the democratization of the country. Despite all of these developments, legal constraints and financial sustainability continue to pose a challenge for the future of the sector. It is of critical importance for CSOs to ensure their financial viability to make a difference in society and contribute to social change through their activities and work

Europe; Individual giving

Individual Giving and Philanthropy in Turkey (Executive Summary)

October 1, 2016

Civil society organizations (CSOs) are at the heart of Turkey's democratization process. Today there are more than 109,000 associations and 5,075 new foundations (established after the Republic) operating along with many informal organizations such as platforms, initiatives, and groups. Their areas of work are mostly concentrated in social solidarity, delivering social services, education, health and various rights-based issues. Over the past years, the not-for-profit sector in Turkey has grown both in size and the level of participation, and played a significant role in providing services and contributing to the democratization of the country. Despite all of these developments, legal constraints and financial sustainability continue to pose a challenge for the future of the sector. It is of critical importance for CSOs to ensure their financial viability to make a difference in society and contribute to social change through their activities and work.

Europe; Individual giving

Individual Giving and Philanthropy in Turkey (Full Report)

September 1, 2016

Civil society organizations (CSOs) are at the heart of Turkey's democratization process. Today there are more than 109,000 associations and 5,075 new foundations (established after the Republic) operating along with many informal organizations such as platforms, initiatives, and groups.Despite the importance of donations for the financial sustainability of CSOs, results of the "Individual Giving and Philanthropy in Turkey" (Report) conducted in 2015 in 68 of Turkey's 81 provinces with the participation of 2,495 respondents, show that giving through CSOs in Turkey is low. Also, compared to an earlier study conducted in 2004 and published by TUSEV in 2006, "Philanthropy in Turkey: Citizens, Foundations, and Pursuit of Social Justice" there has been a marked decrease in donations made to CSOs (from 18.4% in 2004 to 12.9% in 2015) in the past decade.

Cultures of Giving; Europe; Family, HNWI, and independent philanthropy

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