More than 120 institutions all over Turkey…
WE LEAVE A MARK IN CITIES AND HEARTS
Grants for 162 projects in 76 cities, 190 Changemakers…
WE TOUCH THE LIVES OF INDIVIDUALS EVERYWHERE IN TURKEY
Hundreds of artists, hundreds of thousands of art lovers…
WE SUPPORT THE TRANSFORMING POWER OF ART
CULTURE & ARTS
More than 48 thousand scholarships so far, nearly 1,500 scholarship holders in one year…
WE CREATE EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
More than 1,150 awards…
WE ENCOURAGE SUCCESS
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The primary mission of our Foundation established by Sabancı brothers in 1974 was to give back to society, based on Hacı Ömer Sabancı’s philosophy of “sharing what we have obtained from this land with its people”. We have built institutions all around Turkey such as schools, teachers’ centers, dormitories and Sabancı University. We have supported equal opportunity by offering grants and scholarships, and encouraged success by awarding prizes. We have contributed to our country’s culture and arts by hosting or supporting events.
Since 2007, we have restructured our Foundation and incorporated a new approach to our mission: to be part of the solution to social problems. As this new approach required a new mode of operation, we have launched activities as part of what we call strategic philanthropy. We have identified “women”, “youth”, and “persons with disabilities” as our focus areas and carried developed projects in cooperation with numerous non-governmental organizations, or provided grants for their projects. Thanks to our rising collaborations and visibility on the international arena over the last decade, our Foundation has won some of the most prestigious awards.
As the next step in our roadmap, we define our approach as “Making Lasting Impact”. We are developing our activities to make a greater impact. We are structuring our grant programs in a way that allows future expansions. While we take advantage of the power of arts to raise awareness, we especially pay attention to make a lasting impact by going beyond that awareness through our projects.