Since its inception, the Foundation has directed its funding to a number of focus areas. Much effort is devoted annually to planning and budgeting in order to remain true to the spirit of its founders, while concurrently retaining sufficiently flexibility in order to be relevant to the needs of an ever-changing environment.
Our funding is focused in three areas:
Operationally, our Grantmaking Strategy consists of three elements:
These are operational cost contributions/donations to beneficiaries operating in any of the three focus areas listed above.
In this segment, we focus on three topics:
- Higher Education, with a specific focus on the promotion of excellence (including Students with Disabilities, Engineering & Architecture and the Fuchs Doctoral Scholarship Programme)
- Childcare and Youth Development Projects (related to the development of children and youth empowerment projects)
- Health Services (from Paediatric Care to Geriatric Services).
These are multi-year, larger development initiatives that are based on a particular theme within one of our three focus areas, typically researched, initiated, managed and assessed by the Foundation in partnership with our beneficiaries. Normally, these beneficiary organisations are funded through a call-for-proposals process as part of the National Flagship Project.
The Foundation operates nationally within the boundaries of South Africa.
Our beneficiaries include:
- non-profit organizations
- public benefit organizations
- educational institutions
- registered development initiatives
- charitable/private welfare organizations
- non-governmental and community-based organizations.
The Foundation generally does not fund:
- private sector/profit-oriented projects
- political initiatives
- individuals/individual study bursaries/study tours/academic conference attendance
- government responsibilities
- activities of religious denominations, except for development/outreach activities that do not promote any particular religion
- any initiatives that promote discrimination or that might violate any human rights
- competitive sporting events
- activities outside the borders of the country.