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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 June 1, 2016–May 31, 2018
  • Location Cape Town, South Africa
  • Geographic Focus Western Cape, Province of the

About this grant

The Community Development Foundation Western Cape was established in 2007 to support communities in the Western Cape province in South Africa. It makes small grants to community-based organizations and implements programs that support marginalized people. The grantee supports women’s income-generating initiatives, builds local leadership, promotes a healthy environment, and develops young people. Past support has enabled the grantee to strengthen partnerships with local government in promoting food gardens, support initiatives that create employment for youth from poor communities, and support community-based environmental initiatives. This grant will allow the grantee to continue supporting community-based organizations, extend its work to other communities, and promote local giving. It will also support youth initiatives and women’s projects that create work opportunities and break the cycle of poverty in poor communities.