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People and places: where giving goes

If you’re anything like me, you can expect to receive quite a few requests for donations throughout the year. From international aid organizations or local non-profits, to our friends and family on a team or running for a cause, the list … Continue reading

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Have you been to South Africa?

Those of us who have been to South Africa have a secret we’d like to share. The trip is guaranteed to be a life-transforming experience, unlike any other. It will stir you, move you, reach you in unexpected ways. There … Continue reading

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The Faces of the Valoyi Trust

Over the past months, I’ve received staff reports that are so moving, I wanted to share them with you. They profile the people who use the services of one of our grantee organizations, the Valoyi Traditional Authority Trust. The organization, … Continue reading

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Running with the pack

In the US culture, at least the one I live in, there is a certain pace that everything needs to happen. It needs to happen now, asap, or, as they say in South Africa, “now, now”.  The fast pace in … Continue reading

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Going green and saving green

We have a very exciting venture to announce, one of several this year. Our most recent grant is towards the capital construction of pre-school classroom for Vhutshilo Mountain School in the Limpopo Province. Their innovative construction method, which uses sandbags … Continue reading

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Inspiring donors

With the New Year upon us and the holiday season drawing to a close, I’d like to recognize our donors. For two years South Coast Foundation has provided fiscal sponsorship to Woza Moya, collecting donations from supporters in the US. … Continue reading

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The course of fundraising

This year we took a new approach to fundraising, one that was so exciting, I am completely hooked. We let you know that for every dollar you gave, South Coast Foundation would match it. Within a few short days, you … Continue reading

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No impact too small

As I review our bookkeeping records with tax season upon us, I am filled with gratitude for the generosity of all of you who made donations to South Coast Foundation. For those of you who think their donation is too … Continue reading

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A trip of a lifetime

Today is my son, Jason’s birthday and as I reflect back on our life-long relationship, I am struck by the connection of shared experiences that South Africa has brought to our family. When he was sixteen, we went on a trip … Continue reading

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A Little Piece of Heaven

Through the contributions of South Coast Foundation, Heaven’s Nest in Cape Town built a new classroom. TJ Watkins saw the classroom for the first time, met the students and left touched by the experience. TJ shares the same cultural roots as … Continue reading

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