Community Involvement

Current Projects

Koç For My Country Variable Fund

Koç For My Country Variable Fund has been a part of the "No Barriers for my Country" project run by Koç Holding. Nearly 70 percent of the revenues earned from the sale of the fund, which was established under the theme of "No Barriers for my Country" of Koç Holding for 2012-2013, are used exclusively for retrofitting schools to accommodate disabled students.

As a result, investors not only earn revenue by adding a new product to their existing portfolio but also contributing to a very valuable project without having to pay anything extra.

The investment fund may widen its focus as "For my Country" projects expand in scope. As a result, individuals with different issue priorities can participate in the projects.

The fund, launched in partnership between Yapı Kredi and the Vehbi Koç Foundation, has begun to perform very well. The fact that the fund has attracted strong demand from investors indicates that the target set at the launch of the project will be reached in a short period of time. Nine schools have been retrofitted to allow disabled students to continue with their education.

Completed Projects

YGA- "Read – Think and Share Project"

Read – Think and Share Project

Yapı Kredi Asset Management has been carrying out a social responsibility project called "Read - Think and Share Project" in accompany with Young Guru Academy since November, 2008. By being the sponsor of a "Creative Library" construction in Hatemoğlu Primary School in Istanbul Sarıyer, Yapı Kredi Asset Management has performed special training sessions with its team of 22 volunteers. By joining the sessions as moderators or observers, Yapı Kredi Asset Management volunteers have implemented the training modules with the students on positive thinking, responsibility, self-discipline, learn from mistakes or prejudice.

"Read – Think and Share Project" is being carried all over Turkey in the schools determined by Ministry of National Education. The project is performed in attendance with the successful students chosen by the school management and teachers, volunteers and the observers.

"Read – Think and Share Project" aims to train and inspire innovative and socially responsible leaders. The vision is to serve as a catalyst to encourage tomorrow's leaders to deepen, enrich and inspire their collective creativity and unleash their social innovative potential.