|We are a charitable organization created in 2007 by locals and resident foreigners to generate funding and undertake work projects in response to an increasing need to protect, preserve and restore the Cappadocian cave architecture as well as the unique environment and cultural heritage of Goreme village and surrounds.
Cappadocia is famous for it's spectacular fairy chimney rock formations, frescoed churches, subterranean cities as well as thousands of dwellings carved from the caves .
The larger area of Cappadocia is a UNESCO World Heritage site, but small villages like Goreme and their poorer inhabitants often lack the funds and skills necessary to preserve their traditional home environments. This becomes increasingly important as natural erosion, rapid development and tourism continue to encroach.
As Goreme Charity Restoration Fund, our current projects are:
We need your help and funding in the following ways:
- The sponsorship of Travel agencies and companies that regularly visit Cappadocia will be especially welcomed
Our special thanks to The Intrepid Foundation and all our generous donors.
Your support has enabled us to establish the Old Goreme Charity Fund and proceed with many of the restoration projects. All donations and sponsorship will be acknowledged on either our charity donors page of this website or by a donors plaque/community noticeboard placement.