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Community Foundation Development Project

SGS Consulting

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Enhancing Community Philanthropy
  • Grant Amount $300,000
  • Grant Period March 1, 2021–February 28, 2023
  • Location Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Geographic Focus Southern Africa

About this grant

The project goal is to support the development and expansion of community foundations in the southern Africa region. To this end, SGS Consulting plans to provide technical support and training to community foundation support organizations in specified countries, coordinate the establishment of a networking platform for support organizations in the region, provide structured support to community foundations in South Africa and document the experience of supporting the community foundation movement in the region to produce learning products. Past support enabled the grantee to conduct a landscape study to understand the community philanthropy field and the feasibility of growing the community foundation movement in the region. In addition, the grantee promoted the community foundation concept at significant events in the region, engaged with potential community foundation support organizations in five countries, built on previous work in South Africa to help establish community foundations and improved its knowledge of the community foundation field globally.