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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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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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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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East Coast meets South Coast: Global friendships span the test of time

Friend and colleague Heeten Kalan visited San Francisco for a long overdue visit. Inevitably, as we caught-up on our latest projects in South Africa and news about friends and family, we began to reminisce about our past. Heeten recalled how … Continue reading

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TJ Watkins visits South Africa

TJ Watkins recently travelled to his home country, conducting site visits with organizations supported by South Coast Foundation. Meeting with old friends and new, his trip was an inspiring journey that reignited an appreciation for the dedication of those who … Continue reading

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Elton John and Annie Lenox visit Vrygrond

The Centre is a joint venture between the Elton John AIDS Foundation, Annie Lennoxs SING Campaign, and the Vrygrond Community Development Trust. It will provide vital services for adults and children in the Vrygrond community, up to 13% of whom … Continue reading

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Give, Share, Educate

Welcome to our first blog post. South Coast Foundation is a private family foundation that operates a grantmaking program in South Africa. With an underlying commitment to poverty reduction and HIV/AIDS eradication, our mission is to support orphans and vulnerable … Continue reading

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