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General Purposes

West Coast Community Foundation

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Enhancing Community Philanthropy
  • Grant Amount $80,000
  • Grant Period April 1, 2009–March 31, 2011
  • Location Malmesbury, South Africa
  • Geographic Focus South Africa

About this grant

The West Coast Community Foundation supports community development in the West Coast region of the Western Cape province through grants and by providing training and capacity building for community-based organizations. It serves one of the poorest and most under-resourced areas in the country. Recent efforts focused on strengthening staff, developing operational policies and procedures, conducting training workshops for local nonprofit service providers, grantmaking, and asset development planning. Future plans include partnering with local municipal governments to fund basic services, undertaking an evaluation, and asset development emphasizing increased outreach to the white Afrikaners in the area to build trust and support.