The SAYGINER Foundation for Archaeology is a charitable non-profit organization founded by the namesake family – originally from Mersin – in order achieve a lifelong dream of promoting much needed support for archaeological institutions in Turkey and across the ancient Aegean region.

The Foundation supports archaeological inquiry through education of young archaeologists and by funding reputable organizations and universities that contribute to the public understanding of archaeology.

All sponsorship efforts aim at promoting the material record of the human past in order to foster an appreciation of diverse cultures that shared the centuries old histories of multiple civilizations in Turkey.

If you share a similar vision for supporting archaeology in Turkey or interested in partnership opportunities, please contact us. The Foundation currently does not offer any membership services.