Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation was established by Suna Kıraç, İnan Kıraç and İpek Kıraç on October 27, 2003 to provide moral and material opportunities to individuals and institutions, to contribute in social life and to carry out activities in education, culture, art and health fields in order to train effective and patriot citizens for the Turkish society.
The Pera Museum which was established on June 8, 2005 is a private museum founded by Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation to provide qualified and large-scale culture and art services. Pera Museum is sharing with the public and aims to transfer to the next generations “Orientalist Painting “, “Anatolian Weights and Measures” and “Kütahya Tiles and Ceramics” collections and values represented with these collections which are belonging to Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation through exhibitions, products, verbal events, educational and film activities and scientific studies and it brings together the pieces of world’s leading artists with our country’s art-lovers.
Istanbul Research Institute is the second important step of a comprehensive culture and art project initiated by the Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation; which has been active in the fields of culture, art, education and health since 2003, and by the Pera Museum which was opened in 2005.
The Istanbul Research Institute is an institution aiming at representing Istanbul in international level not only with its “Gallery”, “Atatürk and Republic Researches”, “Ottoman Researches” and “Byzantine Researches” sections, which are organized for exhibitions to support the projects that have been produced since 2007, but also with the public library and Centre for Information and Documentation and studiously holding contemporary scientific criteria.
Mediterranean Civilizations Research Institute which is located in Kaleiçi-Antalya, was repaired and opened by Sinan Genim between 1993 and 1995 after the purchase of a few old buildings and a church by the Suna and Inan Kıraç family. Mediterranean Civilizations Research Institute; providing hundreds of projects, publications, scholarship and support which are focused on the Mediterranean world, continues its activities in the name of Suna & İnan Kıraç Mediterranean Civilizations Research Center in Koç University since the beginning of 2016.
Neurodegeneration Research Laboratory (NDAL) is the first example of an academic cooperation between a state university and a private foundation in Turkey. NDAL which is financially supported by Kıraça, Bogazici University Research Fund, TUBITAK, State Planning Organization and a number of international projects, is a center specialized in the molecular diagnosis of genetics and complex diseases accepted not only in Turkey but also by the international arena.