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General Purposes

Uthungulu Community Foundation

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Enhancing Community Philanthropy
  • Grant Amount $80,000
  • Grant Period March 1, 2009–February 28, 2011
  • Location Richards Bay, South Africa
  • Geographic Focus KwaZulu-Natal, Province of

About this grant

This grant will continue to strengthen the Uthungulu Community Foundation, which was established in 1999 as the first community foundation in South Africa. Its mission is to harness resources to maintain a permanent endowment fund that enhances sustainable socioeconomic development of the Zululand region. Past activities include capacity-building training and technical assistance to emerging community foundations and community-based, nongovernmental organizations, collaboration with local government agencies on development issues, and grantmaking to community-based organizations to implement various community development projects. Future plans include continuation of these activities in addition to developing educational materials on organizational development issues; increasing local fund- raising activities, as well as marketing and advertising efforts; and exercising a leadership role in the South African Community Foundation Association.