Harvard Club of Turkey has put together an email that lists some of the trusted charities that accept donation worldwide.  Feel free to share the list below with your friends and family, who want to donate.

Sincerely yours,

Erol Adayilmaz
Harvard Club of Turkey


Turkey is witnessing the largest natural disaster in its modern history: a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit southeastern Turkey in the early hours of 16 February, affecting around 13.5 million people in the region. A second earthquake registering 7.5 in magnitude followed just 9 hours later.

The official death toll has passed 20,000 as of Friday night and The Economist reported that “180,000 people or more may be trapped under the rubble, nearly all of them dead."

If you would like to support Turkey with your donations, below are some trusted charities that accept donations worldwide:

  • Turkish Philanthropy Funds (provides emergency relief & supports front-line workers, registered in the U.S. & tax-exempt in the U.S.)
  • The Mozaik Foundation (provides emergency relief, registered in the U.K.)
  • AKUT (voluntary non-governmental search & rescue organization registered in Turkey)
  • Support to Life (provides emergency relief & focuses on rebuilding efforts, registered in Turkey)
  • Ahbap Association (grassroots organization providing emergency relief registered in Turkey)
  • The EBRD Community Initiative (committed to match donations on a 1:1 basis, initiated by a group of employees of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development)
  • AÇEV (Mother Child Education Foundation implements early childhood, parenting, and women’s empowerment programs for vulnerable groups, registered in Turkey)