Most frequent questions and answers

Bridge to Türkiye Fund (BTF) is a grassroots philanthropic bridge between the United States and Turkey, organized for charitable purposes, to serve the socioeconomically disadvantaged segments of Turkish Society, specifically Turkish Children in need of Education and Healthcare. BTF is run by volunteers.

Bridge to Türkiye
Sancar Turkish Center
1609 E Franklin Street 
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Phone:   (919) 539-3603


Bridge to Türkiye Fund is based in North Carolina (Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary, Greensboro, Charlotte, and Wilmington.) BTF also has regional representation in Washington, D.C. (including Northern Virginia and Maryland), New Jersey, New York, Chicago, Orange County-LA, Seattle, San Francisco, San Diego, Boston and Atlanta. To join our team or to learn more about BTF and our ideals, please feel free to contact us.

Donations to the BTF can be made using credit cards through PayPal, AmEx Members Give, Network for Good and Personal Checks written to BTF.   Please visit our Donate Now page.

Bridge to Türkiye Fund raises funds to provide philanthropic and humanitarian assistance for Children’s Education and Healthcare programs that are designed and carried out by volunteers from all walks of life.

Yes, donations to the BTF are tax deductible to the extend allowable by U.S. law. BTF’s EIN is 58-2678580.

As a volunteer run organization and minimal overhead, BTF strives to ensure that donors receive the most benefit from their charitable contribution. All BTF overhead is covered from the funds provided by the Trustees of the organization, which ensures that all philanthropic dollars from donors are used to the full extend.

Bridge to Türkiye Fund is a 100% volunteer run non-profit organization dedicated to building international capacity and volunteering for the needy children in Türkiye. Volunteering for an organization that serves your community is an excellent way to utilize your skills and dedicate time to an issue of interest to you. Please consider joining the BTF Family as a volunteer on one of our Committees, Youth Programs or Regional Giving Circles to strengthen the Turkish-American community and reconnect with your roots.