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General Purposes

Community Development Foundation Western Cape

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Enhancing Community Philanthropy
  • Grant Amount $150,000
  • Grant Period March 1, 2014–May 31, 2016
  • Location Cape Town, South Africa
  • Geographic Focus Western Cape, Province of the

About this grant

The Community Development Foundation Western Cape was founded in 2007 to support community-based initiatives in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. It promotes local giving as a tool to respond to local needs and improve the quality of life in poor communities. The grantee strengthens local leadership, develops young people, and builds relationships with communities and businesses to build a culture of philanthropy in target communities. Support over the past two years enabled the grantee to build partnerships with local businesses, access resources to expand current initiatives, and create job opportunities for young people from poor communities. This grant will support the grantee to extend current initiatives to other communities, deepen efforts to promote local giving, strengthen its organizational structure and management systems, provide training and mentorship support to community-based organizations, and make small grants for community initiatives.