The Foundation is pleased to announce the outcomes of its inaugural round of grant making. The Foundation allocated 32 grants, totaling around ZAR3.1 million, for work that will advance the rights and improve the well-being of LGBTI people in Southern Africa. Organisations and individuals were given grants ranging from ZAR10,000 to ZAR500,000. The grant making process involved an innovative peer review exercise that gave meaningful expression to the identity of the Other Foundation as an LGBTI community foundation.
Send an email to admin@theotherfoundation to get a comprehensive report on the process that was used to decide about the grants to be allocated.
Phumi Mtetwa Steps Down from the Board
Our Fund Raising
The funds for the pilot grant-making initiative have come from personal gifts from 18 individual donors who visited South Africa early this year to find out more about the amazing work that activists are doing to defend and advance the rights of LGBTI people in Southern Africa. The Atlantic Philanthropies matched the funds raised from this donor tour, providing tOF with close to ZAR4 million to give out as small grants to individuals and organisations across Southern Africa.
We will be launching a range of fundraising initiatives in 2014. All funds that are raised will go to programming and grant-making as our operational costs are fully covered by the Atlantic Philanthropies for the next five years.