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General Purposes

Women's Hope, Education and Training (WHEAT) Trust

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Enhancing Community Philanthropy
  • Grant Amount $80,000
  • Grant Period March 1, 2009–February 28, 2011
  • Location Cape Town, South Africa
  • Geographic Focus South Africa

About this grant

This grant will provide general purpose support to the Women’s Hope, Education and Training (WHEAT) Trust. The trust was established by South African women to encourage a culture of giving and support local grassroots women’s leadership development through information sharing and skills training. Past successes include providing technical support and building the capacity of grassroots women and women’s organizations. The trust’s flagship event, 1,000 Women Luncheon, is attracting a growing amount of corporate support and media attention. This and other award ceremonies have proven to be good platforms to recognize, educate, and network grantees and donors. The grantee will continue to concentrate its work in Western Cape, Eastern Cape, and Kwazulu-Natal provinces.