Turkey
Source of information
Third Sector Foundation of Turkey (TÜSEV)
Definition

Foundations are legal entities that have goods and rights which are endowed by real and legal persons for a defined and continual purpose.

Number of foundations

3,320 public-benefit foundations (2015 - source: General Directorate of Foundations)

Pool of assets

15,5 billion Euros (2014 - source: General Directorate of Foundations)

Total expenditure

2,3 billion Euros (2014 - source: General Directorate of Foundations)

Employment

16,773 employees (2014 - source: General Directorate of Foundations)

More on the sector
Further reading
The Index of Philanthropic Freedom Report, Hudson Institute, 2015, with contribution from TUSEV

Private Philanthropic Engagement in Turkey, TUSEV, 2014

Civil Society in Turkey: At a Turning Point, TUSEV and CIVICUS, 2011

Civil Society Monitoring Report 2012: Executive Summary, 2013

Philanthropy in Turkey: Citizens, Foundations and the Pursuit of Social Justice, TUSEV, 2006

The Landscape of Philanthropy and Civil Society in Turkey: Key Findings, Reflections and Recommendations, TUSEV, 2006