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General Purposes

International Fundraising Consortium

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Special Initiatives
  • Grant Amount $75,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2004–July 31, 2005
  • Location Braamfontein, South Africa
  • Geographic Focus South Africa

About this grant

Even after a decade of a nonracial democracy, South Africa remains one of the most unequal societies in the world. To address the serious challenges facing the country, particularly in the areas of poverty eradication and HIV/AIDS, civil society-based organizations are vital. However, in order to provide needed capacity building and development support to rural, isolated and marginalized communities, such organizations need resources. The International Fundraising Consortium (Interfund) is a vital resource for these organizations.Multiyear funding will enable Interfund to provide grants to civil society-based organizations, particularly community-based organizations working to reduce poverty and address the HIV/AIDS problem; offer capacity building and training to project partners and other community-based organizations; address women’s development and gender justice issues; conduct research and produce publications on civil society; encourage information sharing, public debate and networking; and explore opportunities for greater collaboration and work in the southern African region.Interfund was established in 1986 as an intermediary grantmaking organization funded by donors from Canada, Denmark, Norway and the United Kingdom. It became a South African organization in 1999.