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General Purposes

GreaterGood South Africa

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Special Initiatives
  • Grant Amount $100,000
  • Grant Period April 1, 2007–March 31, 2009
  • Location Cape Town, South Africa
  • Geographic Focus South Africa

About this grant

GreaterGood South Africa created an interactive Web site and portal dedicated to promoting a culture of philanthropy and giving in South Africa. The site serves as a conduit to unlock and channel resources for development. Through it, individuals and businesses can contribute funds, resources, time, or expertise to a diverse range of civil society organizations involved in tackling the many challenges that South Africa faces. The site also provides for nonprofit and community-based organizations to profile themselves and to make requests for resources for their various activities, projects, and programs. In its relatively short period of existence, it has already made a significant contribution to strengthening local philanthropy, winning many prizes for its innovative approach to resource mobilization. This grant will continue to provide institutional and administrative support to GreaterGood South Africa to develop, extend, and promote the Web site and portal, as well as enhance its local philanthropy work.