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Discovery Foundation is Open for Application

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.

Funding guidelines

The Discovery Foundation Awards include scholarships, bursaries and research fellowships as well as support for teaching and research institutions.

It is expected to support training of around 300 new medical specialists over ten years – focusing on training specialists for rural areas, developing academic medicine and research centres and increasing the number of sub-specialists.

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Sage Foundation awarding Five grants of R85 000 each

Hot919 and the Sage Foundation are awarding Five grants of R85 000 each

Sage Foundation together with Hot919 FM, believe in the potential and powerful impact that Non-Profit Organizations have in our community. Which is why we’re giving away five grants of R85 000 each to NPOs operating in the fields of Youth Development; Women, Health & well-being, and Entrepreneurship.

In order for any application to be considered, they must be:

A registered charity in South Africa
Support programs that align with our criteria which are supporting the youth in technology or education.
Able to measure impact as a result of the

2017 Global Trends in Giving Report

An annual report that examines the impact of technology, gender, generation, and ideology upon giving worldwide.

Based upon the survey results of 4,084 donors worldwide, the 2017 Global Trends in Giving Report is unique in that it is the only annual research project dedicated to studying how donors worldwide prefer to give and engage with their favorite their favorite causes and charitable organizations.

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The CAF World Giving Index looks at how and why people around the world give to charity. In this, the eighth edition of the CAF World Giving Index, we’ve collected data from 139 countries, which represents an incredible 95% of the world’s population.

The report includes questions about three different types of giving behaviour, with each country ranked according to their answers to:

  • Helping a stranger
  • Donating money
  • Volunteering time

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Generosity declines worldwide but Africa saves the day: Global Survey

The world’s poorest continent continued to grow more generous according to a yearly index of charitable giving released on Tuesday, bucking the trend of otherwise declining signs of charity worldwide.

Africa was in a 2016 survey the only continent to report a continent-wide increase of its index generosity score when compared to its five-year average.

The score is a combined measure of respondents in 139 countries who were asked whether they had given money to a good cause, volunteered their time and helped a stranger.

“Despite the many challenges

Philanthropist Jannie Mouton new foundation worth R80m a year

Philanthropist’s new foundation worth R80m a year to charitable causes in SA

While we in South Africa focus on the gloom and doom of the current context, faced with junk status and high-end corruption, a ray of sunshine popped out on Tuesday with the announcement by Jannie Mouton, Founder and Non-Executive Chairman of the PSG Group, that he is establishing a philanthropic foundation with an endowment value of more than R2-billion.

The establishment of a new philanthropic foundation by Jannie Mouton, Founder and Non-Executive

African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) Call for Applications


The African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) is putting out a call for proposals for activities to mark 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence in 2017. To support the 2017 global campaign to end violence against women, AWDF will fund small sized women’s rights organisations on the African continent to lend their voice to the campaign as well as participate in activities that will end all forms of violence against women and girls in their communities. The focus for this year’s call

IFC 2017


It’s no secret that the IFC is a whirlwind of brilliant learning and nonstop networking that takes the NH Noordwijk – and our delegates – by storm.

If you’ve been to the IFC in the past, you know what to expect (although no two are ever really the same). If this will be your first year, you’re in for an experience unlike any professional conference you’ve ever encountered. Tangible learnings, inspired conversations and inspiration that will ignite you and your organisation for years to come!

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The ApexHi Charitable Trust Phase 1 application is now open

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.
ApexHi Charitable Trust is committed to supporting development initiatives that are directed towards the alleviation of poverty and the development of communities in South Africa. The Trust seeks to invest in innovative, high-risk, community-based organisations and/or projects in each of its three focus areas.

Discovery South Africa Maternal and Child Health Programme – Applications open

Applications for funding are currently open for the Discovery South Africa Maternal and Child Health Programme.
Get more information including application forms here