Who We Are

A culture of giving and civic involvement is a part of our heritage. Bridge to Türkiye Fund (BTF) was founded in 2003 by a few like-minded Turkish Americans and Friends of Türkiye with the simple desire to Give-Back. Based in the Triangle area or North Carolina, BTF quickly grew all across the US with many regional grassroots Giving Circles, and today has individual donors and supporting communities in all parts of the Globe.

Our simple and shared vision is to unite people and give back as a community. It is an organized attempt to leverage individual diaspora resources who believe in the power of investing together for education and building better futures for underserved youth in Türkiye.

BTF maintains a portfolio of carefully vetted Turkish NGOs and Localized Projects  to accomplish this. This makes it possible for BTF’s donors to support great causes simply and safely from abroad.   To join our community or to learn more about BTF and our ideals, please feel free to contact us.

Bridge to Türkiye Fund (BTF) is founded on citizen-based, democratic and secular principles and encourages all to contribute to the educational welfare of less fortunate children in Türkiye.



To contribute to the development of under-served segments of the Turkish society, where they too can realize their full potential and to promote the principles of good citizenship and to build a grassroots charitable organization that is credible, transparent and accountable to our giving community.


Bridge to Türkiye Fund is devoted to mobilizing donor communities and generating philanthropic resources benefiting the socio-economically disadvantaged segments of Turkish society, with an emphasis on children’s education and health care.