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General Purposes

West Coast Community Foundation

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Enhancing Community Philanthropy
  • Grant Amount $150,000
  • Grant Period March 1, 2013–February 28, 2015
  • Location Malmesbury, South Africa
  • Geographic Focus South Africa

About this grant

The West Coast Community Foundation promotes community-led development in poor and marginalized communities in the West Coast district of the Western Cape Province in South Africa. It makes grants to community-based organizations and provides training on various topics related to community development. Previous support from the Mott Foundation assisted the grantee to facilitate networking and fundraising opportunities for community-based organizations in this area, promote staff development through various training programs, strengthen its partnerships with other nonprofits, government, and business, and promote youth involvement in philanthropy. This grant will support the grantee to continue supporting community-based organizations and promote an asset-based approach to community development.