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BRIDGE TO TURKIYE FUND

Building Bridges to Under-Served Children in Türkiye

aka BTF   |   Chapel Hill, NC   |  http://www.bridgetoturkiye.org

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.

Ruling year info

2004

President

Mr. Emin Pamucak

Co Principal Officer

Bulent Ender

Main address

1609 E. Franklin Street

Chapel Hill, NC 27514 USA

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EIN

58-2678580

NTEE code info

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Health - General and Rehabilitative N.E.C. (E99)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Scholarship and student assistance programs

We pride ourselves on selecting trustworthy affiliates and partners on both sides of the bridge with programs that recognize the underserved segments of Turkish society. Our projects promote all levels of education, mentorship and development of career skills.

BTF's below listed capacity building programs provide our donors opportunities to reconnect with their roots:

1) School Improvement Programs

2) Student Enablement Programs

3) Educational Micro-Scholarships

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

All of Bridge to Türkiye Fund’s Education Programs are focused on Under-Served Turkish Children. Since its inception in 2003, BTF has approved hundreds of projects totaling over $2,600,000, mostly benefiting Children and Girls. We provide science labs, books and classroom material for primary and secondary education mostly in rural areas of Turkiye.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Women and girls

Girls’ education is one of the smartest and single most cost-effective investments we can make in Türkiye. We believe that the most important problem in Türkiye is providing equal educational opportunities for both boys and girls, through a universal education system with contemporary, secular principles for all…

Population(s) Served
Women and girls

Where we work

Awards

Accredited NGO 2016

United Nations

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time

Financials

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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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BRIDGE TO TURKIYE FUND

Board of directors
as of 03/12/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ela Eskinazi

Bulent Ender

Emin Pamucak

Ela Sahin-Eskinazi

Sule Kivanc-Ancieta

Nevin Altunyurt-Erturk

Gul Bahtiyar

Sevda Aleckson

Gonca Soysal

Jordan Scepanski

Michelle Woodhouse

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/12/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/11/2023

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Data
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.