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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, 2015–February 28, 2017
  • Location Malmesbury, South Africa
  • Geographic Focus South Africa

About this grant

The West Coast Community Foundation was established in 1998 to support community-led development in the West Coast region of the Western Cape Province in South Africa. It makes grants and trains community-based organizations on various topics to assist them to effectively respond to development needs in their communities. Previous support enabled the grantee to make small grants, support efforts to advance community foundations in South Africa, participate in several youth philanthropy events locally and abroad, and establish an endowment fund as part of its sustainability plan. This grant will support the grantee to continue training community-based organizations, refine its grantmaking approach to ensure that it is responsive to local needs, improve communication tools to strengthen its profile and visibility, and strengthen partnerships with communities and other sectors that impact its work.