Funds

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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Arrowhead Charitable Trust

The Arrowhead Charitable Trust aims to promote access to high-quality residential environments, with a specific focus on the inner cities of urban areas.

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The innovation edge

New fund to support innovation in early learning in SA.

Do you have a great idea for supporting early learning in South Africa? If so, we’d like to hear it!

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Vestas Empowerment Trust

The strategy of the Vestas Empowerment Trust is concentrated on improving primary school education outcomes in the Grahamstown area in the Eastern Cape. The Trust is committed to supporting socio-economic development initiatives that are directed towards the alleviation of poverty and the development of communities in this area.

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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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UTi Empowerment Trust

The UTi Empowerment Trust is an independent trust established by UTi in 2004. It provides quality education to black South Africans, enabling them to fulfil their dreams through tertiary education. Through the everyday efforts of UTi employees, the UET receives funding from dividends paid on profits generated by UTi South Africa.

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1st for Women trust

To date, the 1st for Women Foundation has donated over R30 million to women-related causes and charity organisations.

The trust has two focus areas: cervical cancer and gender-based violence.

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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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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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