About South Coast Foundation

South Coast Foundation is a private family foundation that operates a grantmaking program in South Africa. With an underlying commitment to poverty reduction, our mission is to support vulnerable children and their care providers through organizations that offer services at the local level. Our guiding principle is “No impact too small”.

Given our history in South Africa spanning over three decades, areas of support have changed with the times. However, one constant remains. We consider community-based organizations as central to our mission. At the heart of community development, these organizations provide a lifeline to impoverished communities. They stand on the frontlines, as the vanguards of impactful, relevant, and innovative solutions. After fifteen years of focusing on orphans and vulnerable children impacted by the HIV/Aids pandemic, South Coast Foundation’s current grantmaking program partners with rural organizations that provide services and educational opportunities to vulnerable children (OVC) ages 0 – 6 and their caregivers.