Support for organisations working on the ground in Turkey and Syria

22.02.2023 | Transnational Giving accredits the independent Turkish organisation Support to Life as a partner in Turkey

The Maecenata Foundation is working to support efforts to help survivors of the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria. Through our Transnational Giving programme, we have accredited the Turkish organisation Support to Life, so it can receive tax-deductible donations from German donors.

The accreditation of Turkish organisations presents several difficulties, as it is often unclear whether such enterprises belong to civil society or are under the auspices of the authorities.

As well as forwarding funds to Support for Life, the Foundation can process donations for the following organisations:

  1. The World Food Program
  2. The World Health Organization
  3. Fonds Urgence & Developpement, France
  4. Kinderhilfswerk Noah, Switzerland (information in German)

Transferring donations to Syria presents great difficulties. Through our French partner in the Transnational Giving Europe network, it is possible to forward donations to a Turkish organisation that is active in Aleppo and Idlib, among other places in Syria:

UOSSM (United Medical Care and Relief Organizations)

Central donation account for all named receipts:

Maecenata Stiftung

IBAN: DE 89 1003 0500 1061 0007 01

Reference: Türkey + the name of the receiving organisation

The Maecenata Foundation is the German partner in the Transnational Giving Europe Network, which has enabled the forwarding of donations to recipients worldwide with tax advantages for donors in Europe for over twenty years.

Hilfsfonds und Projekte in der Türkei & Syrien

For further information, please contact:
Marianne Sievers, Referentin für Presse- und Öffentlichkeitsarbeit:

Marie Schwager

Marie-Christine Schwager-Duhse

Manager, Director of the Transnational Giving Programme

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