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Department for International Development in Southern Africa (DFID-SA)

Children at Risk (Kidepartment health eastern cape provincenderen in de Knel)

AVI (previously Anglovaal Industries Limited) also incorporates National Brands. AVI includes the following brands: I&J, Five Roses, Bakers, Ciro, Frisco, Willards, Real Juice, Kurt Geiger, Carvela, and Yardley .. and many others.

The Dell South Africa Development Fund was formed for Dell&39;s CSI implementation, and approves up to 60 social investment projects per quarter, with four or five high profile projects receiving full commitment and endorsement a year.

The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation (TCCAF) is part of the international CSI initiative – The Coca-Cola Foundation. The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation co-ordinates social funding on the African continent across four key focus areas:

Alexander Forbes is a leading provider of financial and risk services internationally.

Dell South Africa is part of the international group that are suppliers of computers and technology.

The main objective of the BHP Billiton Development Trust in South Africa is to provide strategic and policy direction in relation to the execution of Socio-Economic Development (SED) and non-preferential procurement initiatives linked to enterprise development programmes. The Trust also coordinates and manages the sustainable development initiatives of the South African operations that participate in the Trust (BHP Billiton Manganese, BHP Billiton Energy Coal South Africa and BHP Billiton Aluminium).

The three focus areas of the Signature Trust are:

Promoting growth, jobs and equity with rogrammes to support South Africa in developing policies to increase growth, investment and employment, and address inequality

Three areas of intervention have been identified for CIDA’s HIV and AIDS programme, which is in alignment with the South African government&39;s Strategic Plan (2007-11):

Gauteng province is made up of three metropoles, Johannesburg, Ekurhuleni and Tswane; and three district municipalities of West Rand, Sedibeng and Metsweding. Although Gauteng is the smallest of the nine provinces, it is considered to be the economic engine of the southern African region. The provincial population is estimated at 9. 6 million with unemployment figures at 21.7% and an antenatal HIV prevalence of 30.8% in 2006 and 30.3% in 2007.

3M South Africa

AVERT&39;s mission is just that – to avert HIV and AIDS worldwide. Using an inheritance from her late ther, Annabel Kanabus decided to start an organisation dedicated to fighting the spread of HIV disease. With more than 200 pages of information, the AVERT website has become one of the most popular and useful HIV and AIDS websites in the world. AVERT also provides a small amount of funding for HIV and AIDS projects in South Africa.

Altron (Allied Electronics Corporation Limited).through its principal subsidiaries, Allied Technologies (Altech), Bytes Technology Group and Power Technologies is invested in the telecommunications, multi-media, information technology and power electronics industries.

African Rainbow Minerals Limited (ARM) was formed in May 2004, to explore, develop, operate and hold significant interests in the South African and African mining industry. The Company has interests in Assmang Limited; Xstrata Coal South Africa (XCSA), Goedgevonden Coal Project (GGV), Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited (Harmony) and a range of joint ventures and partnerships.

Atlantic Philanthropies is guided by a mission to bring about lasting changes in the lives of disadvantaged and vulnerable people in the seven countries in which it maintains a presence: Australia, Bermuda, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United States and Viet Nam. The board aims to use their considerable endowment from the organisation&39;s founder, Charles Feeney, before the end of this decade to bring about lasting social and medical benefits.

Clover is a branded foods and beverages group with a strong emphasis on value-added products.

The Alexander Forbes Community Trust provides funding to community projects. The Trust&39;s focus areas are:


Developing, documenting and sharing models of best practices and effective and programmatic choices of partners working with young children affected and infected by HIV and AIDS

Acting through the Anglo American Chairman&39;s Fund, the Anglo American group of companies has the longest legacy of social investment in the country. For more than three years in a row (up to 2007) it has been voted by both the corporate and the NPO sector as the strongest contribution of all corporates to addressing HIV and AIDS (Trialogue 10th Edition). The Fund emphasises the importance of lending a hand-up rather than a hand-out and supports a range of initiatives from small grassroots projects to large-scale building projects and service delivery programmes.

The Children in Distress (CINDI) Network, based in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, aims is to contribute towards a multi-sectoral, well-resourced network of civil society and government agencies, capable of implementing diverse, effective, sustainable care and prevention programmes for children affected and infected by HIV AND AIDS. The CINDI Network fosters a spirit of ubuntu among its members, encourages collaboration, increases capacity, coordinates research and promotes growth opportunities for the benefit of all members. The success of this coordination is measured by assessing the increased access of children affected by HIV and AIDS to the following: health, education, shelter, nutrition, psycho-social wellbeing and safety.

Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)

Women are critical drivers of community development and change; community life cannot truly flourish when women are not fully empowered to resist gender-based violence and oppression

The aim of Comic Relief, started in 1985, is to help bring an end to poverty and social injustice in he UK and the poorest countries in the world. Comic Relief raises money from the public through annual television-based campaigns – Red Nose day and SportRelief. It supports projects internationally and in the UK.

The Dell South Africa Development Fund is committed towards participating in bridging the digital divide by providing technology, giving training and developing human resources. The main focus areas are:

In South Africa DFID-SA has provided support to help the government achieve the priorities set out in its Programme of Action. This support has focused on three main themes:

Economic Development – supported by assisting st tracking SMME’s (Small,Micro and Medium Enterprises) that are strategically linked to 3M&39;s business. 3M also places specific focus on economic development in rural and severely underdeveloped areas

ActionAid International aims to change the relationship between rich donor countries and those in the developing world. This organisation seeks to create a shared platform with the people and organisations in the countries where it works. ActionAid hasdepartment hDonor Directory been fighting poverty worldwide for over 30 years but, over time, has moved from being a British charity based on child sponsorship to becoming an international coalition fighting poverty across the globe.

Department of Health – Gauteng

While the Chairman&39;s Fund acts nationally it has a strong focus on strategic and geographic areas of significance for its business operations, including Anglo Platinum and Anglo Coal.


Community Chest of the Western Cape

Charity begins at work engages and supports Absa employees involved in the causes they care about most. Absa offers a range of options covering volunteering, fundraising and payroll giving. In addition to dedicating time, skills and money to community initiatives of their choice, employees participate in Group-wide campaigns such as Make a Difference Day and Teach Children to Save (TCTS)

Children at Risk, established in 1979, is a Dutch donor agency focusing on children in difficult circumstances in Africa, Asia, Latin-America, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. The participating churches of Children at Risk are the major Protestant churches in the Netherlands as well as the Old Catholic Church. Children at Risk co-operates with Christians and other religious groups as well as with secular organisations in the struggle for a better future for all vulnerable children. The organisation also participates in several national and international advocacy networks and coalitions.

Anglo American Chairmans Fund

In recent years the focus in Danish development cooperation has shifted to sub-Saharan Africa, which currently receives more than half of all Danish Overseas Development Aid (ODA). The Danish embassies now manage most of the Danish ODA in the specific programme countries, within the priorities set by the Danish Government.

Community investment forms part of Absa&39;s sustainability strategy and is implemented through two distinct programmes, CSI and consumer education. Absa&39;s development initiatives include projects aimed at providing viable and sustainable solutions in response to local and national priorities. These involve deliberate partnerships with key partners who are experts in a particular field offering holistic and practical models to address the priorities. The key drivers are to provide social and economic benefits to communities and individual beneficiaries through three core investment themes:

Comic Relief has an HIV and AIDS grant programme in Africa to help fund organisations providing home-based care to people living with AIDS, access to treatement, OVC support services, and advocacy and rights programmes.

In 2009/10 the Eastern Cape Department of Health has also continued to focus on the priority health programmes with specific reference to achieving the following Millennium Development Goals to: reduce child mortality by two thirds, reduce maternal mortality by three quarters, and halt the spread of HIV and AIDS and TB.

AIDS & Child, Swiss Foundation for Direct Assistance to Children Affected by AIDS

Strengthening the institutional capacities of local non-profit organisations in providing effective community-based and home-based care

Chevron is a refiner and marketer of petroleum products, and maintains a network of Caltex branded service stations in South Africa.

AJWS is no longer accepting letters of inquiry for 2011 as their funds are already fully committed. Please check later in the year for information about the 2011 grant plans.

Crusaid, established in 1987, aims to make a difference in the lives of people living with and affected by HIV and AIDS by helping to relieve the poverty and illness caused by the virus; education and prevention campaigns; and supporting vaccine research through independent fund-raising and grant. Crusaid works in partnership with the International HIV/AIDS Alliance.

BHP Billiton is the world&39;s largest diversified resources (and mining) company.The headquarters of BHP Billiton Limited and the global Group, are located in Melbourne, Australia. Billiton also has a corporate centre in Johannesburg.

Disabled (projects aimed at contributing towards the social rehabilitation of people with disabilities)

Grand Challenges Explorations, part of Grand Challenges in Global Health, fosters innovation in global health research. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which funds the initiative, has committed US $100 million to encourage scientists worldwide to expand the pipeline of ideas to fight mankind&39;s greatest health challenges. Launched in 2008, Grand Challenge Explorations grants have already been awarded to more than 180 researchers from 29 countries. The focus areas include the following:

The Absa Foundation was started in 1994 as the official corporate social investment (CSI) arm of the Absa Group, one of the main suppliers of financial services in South Africa. Absa has a CSI presence (CSI manager and consultant) in all provinces, ensuring that all CSI focus areas are rolled out to local communities. The proximity to beneficiaries and partners, and in-depth understanding of the needs and dynamics in the respective provinces, has helped to make Absa&39;s investment more meaningful and relevant.

Department of Health – KwaZulu-Natal

Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID)

3M is a global US based company which offers innovative solutions in the following markets: industrial markets, electrical and telecommunications businesses, consumer and office markets, health care and pharmaceuticals, transportation, graphics and safety.

AECI is a leading company in its core business of providing specialty products and services to customers in chemical-related sectors.

Adcock Ingram is a leading South African pharmaceutical company and a division of JSE listed Tiger Brands. Adcock Ingram&39;s corporate social investment portfolio aims to support efforts to improve access to health care and extending care for South Africans living in under-serviced areas.

Community investment programmes are operated at different levels across the organisation – locally, provincially, regionally, nationally or globally. The Trust supports community initiatives in the locations where the company operates.

Danish International Development Agency (Danida)

Coca-Cola Africa Foundation

The company also recognises that there are numerous welre organisations and charities that support valuable causes and that rely on nominal financial support from a large body of sponsors. AVI and the business units will make certain donations and welre grants to these worthy organisations. These donations will usually be nominal and made once a year to a particular organisation.

Cordaid runs several different programmes, one of which focuses on HIV and AIDS and another which focuses on vulnerable groups, including children. However, as from 2009, Cordaid is no longer funding organisations in South Africa, but will be continuing with its present funding commitments.

Capacity-building programmes aimed at enabling communities to actively participate in socio-economic processes and projects

AusAID is the Australian Government agency responsible for managing Australia&39;s overseas aid programme. The objective of their aid programme is to assist developing countries reduce poverty and achieve sustainable development, in line with the seven Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) as well as Australia&39;s national interest. The focus in Africa is on maternal and child health, food security, and water and sanitation.

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Explorations

AJWS&39;s grant supports grassroots communities in African, Asia and the Americas that are working to create a just and equitable world where human rights are universally recognized, where poverty, discrimination and violence no longer exist and where individuals are free to flourish and live their lives with dignity. AJWS grant is guided by the followingbeliefs:

The head office of ActionAid International is in Johannesburg and ActionAid is active in 21 countries in Africa. The South African ActionAid programme started in 2006 and is currently active in four provinces: Eastern Cape, Northern Cape, Gauteng and Limpopo. The organisation believes poverty cannot be solved by organisations working in isolation. ActionAid aims to develop organisational and human capacity to strengthen the sector to achieve change. To help achieve these goals, ActionAid South Africa is focusing on four key thematic areas:

The Department for International Development leads the British government&39;s fight against world poverty and funds long-term projects that help to address the underlying causes in over 150 countries worldwide. DFID works in partnership with governments, civil society, the private sector and multilateral institutions such as the World Bank, United Nations agencies and the European Commission.

Community Chest of the Nelson Mandela Metro

African Rainbow Minerals (ARM)

Clover’s flagship CSI philosophy is underpinned by the principle of sustainability; instead of giving people handouts, it is investing in projects that empower communities and enhance their ability to become self-sufficient in the long term.


Discretionary Fund – organizations or projects that are aligned to 3M&39;s sphere of business influence

The Trust focuses on the following six programmes:

The Bernard van Leer Foundation, established in 1949 with a bequest from the Dutch industrialist and philanthropist Bernard van Leer, aims to support the optimum development of children 0-8 years, who are growing up in circumstances of social and economic disadvantage and to advocate policy and practice that will create improved conditions for all children. The Foundation&39;s &39;Strengthening the Care Environment&39; aims to build the capacity of vulnerable parents, milies and communities to care for their children.


Crusaid is committed to helping communities take ownership of the fight against HIV and AIDS so that they can improve their quality of life. In South Africa Crusaid provides support through their Points of Light programme, a grassroots project that acts as the catalyst for long-term solutions to help address poverty and ill-health. Points of Light centres provide a safe place for children and vulnerable adults to receive counselling, a hot meal, home-based care and welre support.

This US Foundation, started by the General Motors pioneer Charles Stewart Mott in 1926, supports efforts that promote a just, equitable and sustainable society. Over the past two decades it has greatly expanded its programming at state, national and international levels.


The main CSI focus areas are:

As a leading professional fund-raiser, community investor and development organisation, the Community Chest cilitates caring to a wide range of people and communities. Today the Community Chest supports more than 520 social welre and development organisations with an annual spend of close to R20 million.

The international development branch of the Danish Foreign Ministry funds non-profit projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America, particularly ones with a focus on good governance, human rights, education and/or gender. Danida lies within the Danish Ministry of Foreign Afirs and administers the official Danish Development Assistance, which amounts to approximately DKK 15 billion a year (equal to R27 billion) or 0.82 % of the Danish Gross National Income.

The Foundation, through its Civil Society Programme, funds NPOs working in South Africa to develop and strengthen civil society. This policy supports a vibrant, diverse and inclusive civil society in which non-profit organisations work to deepen democracy, increase participation in decision , advance socio-economic and racial equality, and promote justice and reconciliation. HIV and AIDS activities are also supported through this programme and are integrated across all three of their sub-programme objectives which include: Non-Profit Sector and Philanthropy; Rights, Responsibilities and Participation; and Race and Ethnic Relations and Special Opportunities.

Grassroots organisations are best placed to envision, articulate and implement their own plans for the development of their communities and countries

Health – HIV and AIDS education, awareness and testing; life skills orientation; performance arts education

HIV and AIDS with programmes to support government and its civil society partners in developing HIV and AIDS policy and prevention and care strategies

The Trust was set up in 2003 with core funding of R10-million. By 2008, it had funded projects to the value of R25 million. A total of seven trustees, comprising of four British American Tobacco South Africa senior managers and three independent external trustees, are responsible for scoping and driving strategy, as well as selecting community projects.

Cordaid is an international development organisation that regroups four Dutch associations; Bilance, Memisa, Mensen in Nood and Vastenaktie. It is a Catholic organsation and a member of Cidse and Caritas International. Cordaid combines more than 90 years’ experience and expertise in emergency aid and structural poverty eradication. It is one of the biggest international development organisations with a network of almost a thousand partner organisations in 36 countries in Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe and Latin America. Each year around 170 million euros is spent on its various initiatives, 30 million of which is available for emergency aid.

The Foundation&39;s specific objectives with regard to HIV and AIDS include:

British American Tobacco South Africa focuses its CSI on 4 areas: Empowerment; Sustainable Agriculture, Civic Life (enriching public and community life through annual employee outreach programmes), and HIV and AIDS.T The company (BAT) has established the British American Tobacco South Africa Signature Trust to address issues directly related to HIV and AIDS in South Africa’s disadvantaged communities.

ABSA Foundation

The Community Chest of The Western Cape was founded in 1928 and continues to raise and distribute funds for community service organisations working in the following areas and programmes, with a special emphasis on children, youth, women, the aged and the disabled:

Education (sciences and engineering, medical institutions, business and technical schools). Bursaries are awarded through the SAIRR (South Africa Institute of Race Relations) for distribution to needy students from disadvantaged communities to further their studies

Environment – repair and maintenance of infrastructure to prevent fresh-water wastage and supply of clean water to schools

Dell South Africa Development Fund

department hDonor Directory,3M&39;s CSI focus areas are:

Bernard van Leer Foundation

The Trust is in the process of reviewing its CSI strategy to focus on HIV and AIDS and Education primarily benefiting orphans and vulnerable children.

Clover Trust

Strengthening the public health sector’s capacity to address the epidemic, with a particular focus on improving the delivery of HIV and AIDS care, treatment, and support services, including antiretroviral treatment

BHP Billiton Development Trust

The Eastern Cape Department of Health funds many non-profit organisations (NPOs) whose work in the province lls within the sub-programmes of the broad objectives of the HIV and AIDS National Strategic Plan (2007-11). This includes the following categories:

ActionAid International

The DEC Trust (Disability Empowerment Concerns), Ikamva Labantu Empowerment Trust and the Shalamuka Foundation have each taken a 0.32% equity stake in Barloworld as part of the community service group component of Barloworld&39;s BEE deal.

British American Tobacco South Africa Signature Trust

The AWDF also functions as an institutional capacity-building and programme development organisation, which aims to help build a culture of learning and partnerships within the African women&39;s movement. In addition to awarding grants, the AWDF attempts to strengthen the organisational capacities of its grantees.

CINDI also acts as a funding conduit for larger donors, channelling funds to carefully selected member organisations.

The Gauteng Department of Health funds many non-profit organisations (NPOs) whose work in the province lls within the sub-programmes of the broad objectives of the National HIV and AIDS and TB Programme. This includes the following categories:

Banking on brighter futures focuses on helping disadvantaged people in communities achieve financial independence and security

Breadline Africa is an internationally registered charity, with offices in South Africa, Nederlands, Ireland and the UK. It connects people who are struggling to achieve the most basic living conditions with others who are more fortunate and in a position to make a difference. Breadline Africa supports ground level African charities that are trying to help the communities around them realise their full potential and become self sustaining. The focus for the period 2009-2012 are children and youth to the age of 25. Services for the beneficiaries ll into one or more of the following focal areas:

The Free State Department of Health funds many non-profit organisations (NPOs) whose work in the province lls within the sub-programmes of the broad objectives of the National HIV and AIDS and TB Programme. This includes the following categories:

Children in Distress (CINDI) Network

AusAID runs two funding programmes that are of relevance to NPOs working in the field of HIV and AIDS: the Direct AID Programme (DAP) and the Africa Australia Community Grants Scheme (AACGS).

The Community Chest serves its donors (businesses, foundations, trusts, and individuals) in encouraging social responsibility projects and developmental programmes within the vulnerable communities of this metro, targeting children, youth, women, the disabled, the aged, and people affected and infected by HIV and AIDS. The largest donor to the Chest is the Nelson Mandela Metro Municipality, followed by corporate donors. Designated donations are also accommodated by the Chest.

KwaZulu-Natal is the country&39;s most populated province and is predominantly rural. It has 10 district municipalities and a metropole. The population of the province is estimated at 10 million, 35% of which is below the age of 18. The unemployment rate is 22.6% and it has the highest antenatal prevalence of HIV of all the provinces at 39.1% in 2006 and 37.4% in 2007, almost 10% above the national average.

The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health funds many non-profit organisations (NPOs) whose work in the province lls within the sub-programmes of the broad objectives of the National HIV and AIDS and TB Programme. This includes the following categories:

The programme focus areas include: street children, working children, refugee children, ually abused children (from a commercial perspective), war-affected children, children and juvenile justice, children and AIDS.

Adcock Ingram

Barloworld&39;s Corporate Social Investment (CSI) support usually works through non-profit organisations (NPOs) to develop partnerships for specific projects. Many of the Barloworld operating units also engage with their local communities and support projects directly in their localities. CSI foci include:

The Community Chest of the Nelson Mandela Metro has been serving the Port Elizabeth, Uitenhage and Despatch area since 1952. Both programme and project-specific funding have been provided to a wide range of organisations directly concerned with social development. The Community Chest supports and promotes the development of people at every stage of life.

Health Care – support is targeted at enriching and strengthening hospital development, medical research, training and skills development at medical institutions, HIV and AIDS and youth development. Emphasis is placed on developing self-sustaining projects that focus on prevention and intervention efforts

Please note that this organisation requires you to fill in an application form for funding, which is obtainable upon request. Please see contact details below

The mission of this Trust, established in 1944 by Douglas George Murray and his wife Eleanor, is to contribute to development processes through initiating, supporting and undertaking programmes and projects that create an enabling environment in which South Africans are able to fulfil their potential, human needs and aspirations. This is achieved through working with service providers and development agencies involved in education, social development and related philanthropic activities.

The De Beers Fund has made a strategic decision to specifically initiate and support development projects and programmes in its areas of mining operation, however also supports other best practice projects and national initiatives. The De Beers Fund is managed by Tshikululu Social Investments.

The Eastern Cape province has one metropole (Nelson Mandela) and six district municipalities: Alfred Nzo, Amatole, Chris Hani, Ukhahlamba, OR Tambo and Cacadu. The province, which is mainly rural, incorporates the former homeland areas of Transkei and Ciskei.The total population of the Eastern Cape is estimated at 6.9 million and the HIV antenatal prevalence rate was 28.6% in 2006 and 26% in 2007.

To achieve this mission, Atlantic Philanthropies partners with grantees, other funders and governments and especially supports targeted initiatives like the Treatment Action Campaign&39;s programme to get the government to provide antiretroviral drugs to people living with AIDS. Only the last two programmes are funded in South Africa. Atlantic Philanthropies also seeks ways to strengthen the capacity of leaders and institutions in the fields it has chosen, as this is the best insurance of a vibrant movement for social equality and justice that will endure long after the endowment fund is spent.

D G Murray Trust

Comic Relief

The department funds many non-profit organisations (NPOs) whose work in the province lls within the following broad objectives of the National Department of Health:

ARM gives effect to its CSI strategy at three levels:

AFSA acts as a link between donors and CBOs working in the HIV and AIDS sector, placing donor funds with strategically selected CBOs and providing them with ongoing management, technical support and capacity building. This enables them to implement relevant and effective interventions to improve the health status and well-being of their communities.

Alexander Forbes Community Trust


Through its corporate social responsibility programmes, Altron renders support in five key areas:

The mission of AIDS & Child is to provide assistance to children around the world who are affected by HIV and AIDS and to limit the spread of HIV disease. The Foundation offers help to affected children and their relatives and promotes projects to support HIV and AIDS orphans in Switzerland and internationally. The Foundation&39;s international programmes focus on providing basic support and skills training to AIDS orphans in southern Africa.

Worldwide CIDA&39;s emphasis is on supporting sustainable development, reducing poverty and providing humanitarian assistance in order to promote a more secure, equitable and prosperous world. The Canadian government has provided development assistance to South Africa since 1979. Prior to 1994, this assistance was channelled through multilateral agencies and non-profit organisations. Canada established bilateral or country-to-country assistance with the South African government following the 1994 democratic election and now channels most of its aid through the government, although it still operates a smaller funding programme for local non-profit organisations (NPOs).

Governance and service delivery with programmes aimed at helping local government deliver basic services such as water and sanitation, education and health more effectively

American Jewish World Service (AJWS)

The aim of Chevron&39;s CSI programme in South Africa is to promote the development of a socio-economic environment conducive to real and sustained economic growth, and to give people the means to uplift themselves.

Education – media-based solution to improve learning and teacher proficiency; life skills orientation programmes; support for orphans and vulnerable children

Education (financial support to students studying towards either a B.Sc Actuarial Science or B.Comm Risk & Insurance or B.Business Administration at the CIDA Campus)

Please note that ActionAid creates partnerships with existing community-based organisations. It does not operate as an external donor.

Marginalised communities that are vulnerable to poverty and human rights violations are powerful agents of change and development when mobilised from within

Breadline Africa

The corporate social investment (CSI) programme concentrates on assisting the communities in which it operates through investment in:

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