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KAÇUV Kanserli Çocuklara Umut Vakfı

Date of foundation 2000
Internet site www.kacuv.org
Cause Health, Children
For Profit or Not For Profit Not For Profit
Contact Aslı Yıkıcı
Auditor Çetin Çelebi

Mission & Activities


The Hope Foundation for Children with Cancer (KAÇUV) was established in 2000 by the doctors and families of patients receiving treatment at the Istanbul University Cerrahpaşa Medical School Hematology/Oncology Service.

With the philosophy of "Where there is life, there is hope," the foundation's aim is to support cancer patients aged 0-17, whose treatment might otherwise be discontinued because of financial hardship.

We also work to increase awarness on childhood cancer among people.

Programs / Services:

  • Family Home: The Family Home is a place where the children with cancer and their families coming from out of Istanbul can stay for free during their treatment.
  • Programs for Children: We had some non-formal education programs for children implemented by our volunteers in hospitals and in Family Home.
  • Hospital Support Service: We try to support hospitals in order to meet their needs such as health equipment, furnitures, food etc.

KACUV’s Publication: We try to create publication in Turkish language in order to support families of children with cancer.


Main figures & Metrics

  # of volunteers # fo children and parents supported at Family Home # of hospital where Kacuv'activities are held total donation (TL) operational expenses


  95 1 501.388  


196 126 6 1.273.959 5%


269 116 9 1.894.533 14%
2015       2.370.815 18%

Source of funds

Source of Fund - 2014

  • Individual Donation: 37%
  • Corporate Donation: 63%

Grants / Project based funds - 2014

  • Istanbul Developmen Agency 
  • Nehir’in Çocukca Yaşam Gönüllüleri 
  • UPS Foundation

Board & staff

ChairmanDr. İnci Yıldız
Board MemberProf. Dr. Tiraje Celkan
Board MemberGönen Orhan
Board MemberYrd. Doç. Feza Orhan
Board MemberSelçuk Öncel
Board MemberHilmi Hoşkan
Secretary GeneralGözde Kaymaz
Education and Volunteer CoordinatorAslı Yıkıcı

Bank details

Denizbank Zincirlikuyu
TLTR08 0013 4000 0004 3971 9000 04
Vakıfbank Mecidiyeköy
TLTR69 0001 5001 5800 7287 9820 53
Finansbank Kadıköy Rıhtım
TLTR05 0011 1000 0000 0031 0298 45
TLTR61 0020 5000 0085 6886 8000 01

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