Category Archives: Grantee

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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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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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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Woza Moya: A special place in our hearts

Nestled in the remote Ufafa Valley of Kwa-Zulu Natal, Woza Moya brings hope to an area devastated by HIV/Aids. In 2010, we enthusiastically became their US fiscal sponsor. TJ Watkin’s site visit earlier this year represented our first meeting since … Continue reading

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A gift from the heart

An unexpected letter arrived today and in it, a card with a note and several checks. There was somewhat of an apology for the amount, but to me, it didn’t matter. The timing of its arrival was the real gift. … 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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