Funds

Absa Bank

Absa Bank Limited (Absa Bank) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Barclays Africa Group Limited, which is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and is one of Africa’s largest financial services groups. Absa offers a range of retail, business, corporate and investment banking and wealth management products and services.

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1st for Women trust

The 1st for Women Foundation was established in 2005 with one objective: to uplift and empower the women of South Africa.

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Anglo American Chairman’s Fund

The Anglo American Chairman’s Fund is one of the dedicated instruments through which Anglo American channels its corporate social investment (CSI) spend, and was named the top CSI grant-maker in South Africa for eight consecutive years

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ApexHi Charitable Trust

The ApexHi Charitable Trust invests money gained from an established endowment fund into reputable projects and non-profit organisations in the fields of early childhood development, school leadership and teacher development, and community strengthening.

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Arrowhead Charitable Trust

The Arrowhead Charitable Trust invests in activities that contribute to safer, healthier and more connected inner-city neighbourhoods in urban and peri-urban areas, townships and high-density living areas. Initiatives that can demonstrate a tangible contribution to improving, renewing and rejuvenating these areas will be eligible for funding.

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CIDA Empowerment Trust

The CIDA Empowerment Trust (CET) is an organisation dedicated to innovative approaches to investing in deserving young people through tertiary education opportunities and bursaries. Due to South Africa’s dire need for creative and well-trained teachers, the CIDA Empowerment Trust will focus primarily on applications for teaching degrees and teaching certificates as of 2017.

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De Beers Fund

The De Beers Fund has made a strategic decision to initiate and support development projects and programmes in its areas of mining operation. While the Fund is proud of this, it continues to recognise the importance of other best practice projects and national initiatives. Approximately 30% of funding is spent on these projects.

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Discovery Foundation

Established in 2006 as one element of Discovery Holdings’ black economic empowerment transaction, the Discovery Foundation is an independent trust that is investing at least R150 million in grants towards developing South Africa’s scarce specialist healthcare resources.

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Discovery Fund

In line with Discovery’s core purpose, which is to make people healthier and to enhance and protect their lives, the vision of the Discovery Fund is to improve individuals’ quality of life through the provision of primary health care services in indigent communities that do not have access to mainstream health care.

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Epoch and Optima Trusts

The Epoch and Optima Trusts are independent trusts founded by the Anglo American Group to disburse funds for the furtherance of excellence in maths education. The goal of the Trusts is to have more learners matriculating with maths skills to access tertiary institutions. The Trusts recently completed a strategy review and have formulated a five-year plan (2015-2019).

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First National Bank Fund

In line with the vision of being a great business helping to create a better world, First National Bank (FNB) views its role within the country as going way beyond that of a major player in the business environment. A big focus for many years has been on adopting initiatives that will make South Africa a better place for all – this is the work of the FNB Fund.

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