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About Us

The Garip and Zeycan Yildirim Foundation (GZYV) is the private operating foundation of YILDIRIM Group and the core of all it’s philanthropic and corporate social responsibility activities. It was launched in 2015 with the purpose of supporting deserving students from low socio-economic backgrounds, for their educational needs in higher education. As educational and community needs grew, support from the Foundation was later extended to support more social needs for women, youth and children, making them the core target groups for funding.

However, being based in 51 countries and the YILDIRIM Group finding great international success worldwide, the YILDIRIM Foundation’s main focus is to support English education, as this is a core part of the Group’s success and identity.

. We currently focus on giving our strongest support to the community, in the areas of:

Youth Empowerment (Personal and Individual Development)

Educational Needs

Gender Equality

The goal of our Foundation is to prepare the youth, our leaders of tomorrow, to become successful and well-rounded individuals, both academically and socially as well as ensuring that women are given equal and fair opportunities throughout society.

Our dream is to encourage citizens to improve themselves, others, and give back generously keeping our core principles in mind: Respect, Integrity, Charity, Compassion, Innovation, Collaboration, and Community.

To bring this vision forth, we strive to provide sustainable solutions for different issues facing the communities by either operating our own projects or giving funding in the areas of:


Social Welfare

Gender Equality

With a focus on character development and growth.

However, we are not limited to these focuses only and support other individual initiatives that align with our core values.

We focus heavily on preparing the youth to become successful and well-rounded individuals, both academically and socially, while encouraging them to be integrity filled individuals themselves.