Our Mission

The Turkish Cultural Foundation was established in 2000 with the mission to support the preservation and promotion of Turkish culture and heritage worldwide, through original programs and cooperation with like minded organizations. The Foundation is a US tax-exempt public charitable organization supported entirely by private donations, with offices in Boston, Washington, DC and Istanbul, Turkey.
The Foundation’s main mission is to build cultural bridges between the United States and Turkey, increase knowledge on Turkish cultural heritage and its contributions to world culture and humanity.
In order to pass our artifacts and cultural heritage from generation to generation and thus ensure its survival, the Turkish Cultural Foundation has established the Laboratory for the Research and Development of Natural Dyes. In the laboratory, products bearing all the characteristics of Seljuk and Ottoman works are produced, and analysis and technical support is provided for the restoration and conservation of Turkish artworks.