Over the past 50 years, the Foundation has funded a wide range of non-profit beneficiaries in a number of social development areas, nationally within South Africa.

These initiatives mostly related to programme areas such as:

  • child care & youth development
  • health services, counselling and frail care
  • community development, welfare services and poverty alleviation
  • trauma, disability and disaster funding
  • promotion of the arts, culture and gender equity
  • education, training and research programmes
  • investing in the future and out-of-home care
  • entrepreneurship and job creation
  • mathematics, science & technology development
  • engineering and architecture
  • excellence in Higher Education.

  • Chair in Systems & Control Engineering at the University of the Witwatersrand
  • CEFIM - The Carl & Emily Fuchs Institute for Microelectronics at the University of Pretoria
  • Fuchs Doctoral Scholarship Programme
  • Fuchs Prestige Prize in Architecture
  • HEDSA - Higher Education Disability Services and the funding of disability programmes at all South African universities/universities of technology
  • MACE - Marketing, Advancement & Communication in Education at HE institutions and TVET colleges.

  • Developing the National Multi-disciplinary, Inter-sectoral Child Protection Protocols for South Africa
  • Fresh Footprints - Facilitating Social Entrepreneurship
  • Promotion of Excellence - Funding of Innovation and Cutting-edge Innovation in Pre-identified Fields
  • Healing Kids - Improving the Quality of Paediatric Care for Infant Patients at Public Hospitals in South Africa
  • Special Abilities, Special Needs - Facilitating Services to Children/Students with Special Education Needs.

In celebration of the Foundation's forthcoming 50th Anniversary to be celebrated during August 2019, our Anniversary Flagship Project - Fuchs: The Golden Years, was launched at the beginning of March 2016.