Third Sector Foundation of Turkey (TUSEV)

TUSEV was established in 1993 by Turkey’s leading civil society organizations (CSOs), and has now grown to a supporting network of over 100 associations and foundations that share a vision of strengthening the legal, fiscal and operational infrastructure of the third (non-profit) sector in Turkey. TUSEV’s programming is designed to promote a legally and fiscally enabling environment for nonprofit organizations, encourage strategic and effective giving, facilitate partnerships across public, private & third sectors, support and engage the international community in learning about and collaborating with the Turkish third sector, conduct research on the sector's role, needs and dynamics to serve as a basis for civil society strengthening initiatives.


Sabanci Foundation is a founder and a member of the Executive Board of TUSEV since 1993.


Year of Establishment : 1993
Location : Istanbul
Members : 112 Foundations and Association, 2 individuals (For more info click here)
Fields of Activity : Legal infrastructure, research, publications, trainings and events, international relations
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European Foundation Center - EFC  

Founded in 1989, EFC the leading membership association representing public-benefit foundations at European level. It is based in Brussels. The EFC currently has 236 members including community and independent foundations as well as corporate funders spread across 40 countries. A majority (86%) are based in Europe.


Sabanci Foundation was also a member of the Program Committee for the 20th Annual General Assembly and Conference (“Fighting Poverty, Creating Opportunities”) which took place in Rome, Italy in May 2009.


In 2009, Sabanci Foundation joined the EFC's first Foundation Consortium on Human Rights and Disability.


Sabanci Foundation has been a member of the European Foundation Centre (EFC) since 1991.


Year of Establishment : 1989
Location : Brussels
Members : 236 of which 86% are in Europe
Fields of Activity : Policy studies, research, publications, training ve events
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Council On Foundations - COF

The Council on Foundations is a Washington, DC, area-based nonprofit membership association of more than 2,100 foundations and corporations. The assets of Council members total more than $307 billion. As the voice of philanthropy, the Council works to create an environment in which the movement can grow and thrive, and to provide Council members with the products and services they need to do their best work.


Sabanci Foundation has been a member of COF since 1987.


Year of Establishment : 1949
Location : Washington, DC
Members : More than 2,100 grantmaking foundations and corporations
Fields of Activity : Policy studies, research, publications, training ve events
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