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General Purposes

GreaterGood South Africa

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Special Initiatives
  • Grant Amount $80,000
  • Grant Period April 1, 2009–March 31, 2011
  • Location Cape Town, South Africa
  • Geographic Focus South Africa

About this grant

This grant will provide continued general purpose support to GreaterGood South Africa, a Web-based, interactive portal site committed to promoting a culture of philanthropy and giving in South Africa. The grantee connects social investors with the development world in meaningful and innovative ways to strengthen civil society, eradicate poverty, promote social justice and equality, and create positive change in communities. Activities over the next two years will include: expanding giving channels to facilitate greater resources flowing to the development sector; reaching out to new groups of social investors; promoting socially responsible investment opportunities as alternative funding mechanisms for nonprofits and other investors; assessing the organization’s impact on giving and the social development sector; and expanding services to the corporate sector.