Sivil Toplum için Destek Vakfı – STDV (Support Foundation for Civil Society) is a foundation established in 2015 in Istanbul with the aim to contribute to the culture of strategic giving in Turkey by acting as a bridge between donors and civil society organisations. STDV works with donors and civil society organisations to match their priorities and needs. The foundation currently implements five grant programs – Children’s Fund, Gender Equality Fund, Culture and Arts Fund, Institutional Funding and Youth Exchange. It uses the funds collected from donors to support small and medium-sized grassroots organisations in their innovative and sustainable approaches to provide solutions for Turkey’s pressing social problems.
Dalyan supports STDV’s pilot capacity building program implemented under the Institutional Grant Program, whereby six NGO’s receive core funding and intense needs-based support for capacity building through dedicated mentor and volunteers. Dalyan also channels some of its support to smaller scale NGO’s in Turkey through STDV.www.siviltoplumdestek.org/english/