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General Purposes

Charities Aid Foundation Southern Africa

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $70,000
  • Grant Period April 1, 2009–March 31, 2011
  • Location Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Geographic Focus South Africa

About this grant

The Charities Aid Foundation-Southern Africa promotes corporate and individual giving in South Africa and southern Africa with an emphasis on workplace giving and corporate matching gifts. In 2009-2010, the grantee ran volunteer programs for employees who donated over 14,000 hours through its matching gifts programs. The grantee also facilitated the distribution of R9.6 million to nonprofit organizations and advised on millions of rands worth of corporate social investment funds. Four hundred forty-two nonprofits benefited from its work. This general purpose grant increase will assist the foundation in its efforts to conduct research on the state of local giving in South Africa.