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General Purposes

Mpilo Ministries Trust

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Special Initiatives
  • Grant Amount $60,000
  • Grant Period June 1, 2004–May 31, 2006
  • Location Cape Town, South Africa
  • Geographic Focus South Africa

About this grant

Mpilo Ministries Trust was created to support the work of Nobel Peace laureate and anti-apartheid activist, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond M.Tutu. Since his retirement as archbishop of the Anglican Diocese in South Africa, Tutu has been in great demand as a speaker and for his advice on world conflicts, post-conflict situations, tackling racism, and promoting peace and reconciliation.Multiyear funding will provide administrative and office support that will enable the archbishop to respond to requests for counsel and advice. Specific activities will include providing relief and assistance to indigent people in disaster situations; offering spiritual assistance to people and communities living under difficult conditions; facilitating conflict resolution among people in South Africa and elsewhere in the world; promoting reconciliation, mutual respect and tolerance among people in South Africa and throughout the world; and encouraging family stability and the building of families and communities.