Aubrey Maloka talking with waiting clients outside the Ntsu Community Advice Office in South Africa
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Through our grantmaking in South Africa, the Mott Foundation aims to help underserved communities unlock resources to effectively address their unique needs and aspirations. We focus on empowering these communities through strengthening the community advice office sector and developing responsive local philanthropy.


Grantee Profile: Making the Case for his Community


Seth Mnguni, South African community paralegalSouth African community paralegal Seth Mnguni is one of four people whose “portrait of partnership” is featured in Mott’s 2014 Annual Report. His portrait illustrates the tireless efforts of those working to legitimize the community advice office sector and details the importance of legal lifelines for underserved people in South Africa.




Mott grantees working to end xenophobia in South Africa


March against xenophobia - Umtapo CenterCountries all over the world are grappling with humanitarian crises born of people being displaced from their homelands. Fear and mistrust of foreigners have given rise to violent attacks in many places.

In South Africa, several Mott grantees are working to stem the tide of aggression and help communities to heal.