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Strengthening the Nonprofit Sector

Nelson Mandela Foundation

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Special Initiatives
  • Grant Amount $100,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2004–December 31, 2006
  • Location Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Geographic Focus South Africa

About this grant

As part of the special opportunity funding to commemorate 10 years of democracy in South Africa set up by the Mott, Ford and Kellogg foundations, this grant will support the Nelson Mandela Foundation’s efforts to strengthen the country’s nonprofit sector. The main objective of the grant is to provide resources for prominent leaders and individuals within the nonprofit sector to take time off to reflect on their experiences, lessons and challenges of working in the sector during the country’s transition from apartheid to democracy.Multiyear funding will enable the Mandela Foundation to offer nonprofit leaders the opportunity to document and record their insights and understanding of the role that the sector has played in building democracy during the past decade and the future role it will need to play. Resulting research will be published and disseminated, and participants will be encouraged to host workshops and seminars to share their insights. Participants will be selected on the basis of proposals reviewed by a specially appointed panel of assessors.The Nelson Mandela Foundation was founded to assist South African leaders who are committed to the values of democracy, human rights and development.