Organisational Development

Siyabonga – Huis van Danksegging

Siyabonga – Huis van Danksegging Goal and focus of your organisation: Summary of what the...

Food Bank Malmesbury (137-295)

Food Bank Malmesbury (137-295) Goal and focus of your organisation: Food Bank Malmesbury is a...

Riverlands Primary School

Riverlands Primary School Goal and focus of your organisation: Education and community development. Empowering community...

Abbotsdale Youth Club

Abbotsdale Youth Club Goal and focus of your organisation: Our focus is Youth development in...

About Us


In the 1990s the Goedgedacht Trust, working in the West Coast since 1992, identified a need for a local organisation that could play a role in the West Coast region by supporting the myriad local initiatives at grassroots level that aimed to improve the quality of life of vulnerable members of the community.

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What we do

The WCCF gives grants to local good causes that make a real difference to the lives of the most vulnerable sectors of our community. This is made possible by our generous donors who enabled the Foundation to start the grant making programme in 2005 and   to continue to build up our training programmes which strengthen and empower local community organisations in their work.

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Why a community foundation?

Community foundations are local organisations dedicated to strengthening local communities in the geographic areas in which they operate, in order to   make a   difference to the lives of local people especially vulnerable people. Community foundations   manage funds donated by individuals and organisations,

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Meet The Team

Johanna Hendricks
Jeremy Maarman
Grants Manager
Margeret Tippens
Operations Officer
Melvin Karolus
Programme Officer
Maritzca Cleofas

How can you help?

We would like to invite you to support us by becoming a Friend of the Foundation.
You can make a monthly donation of R100 via bank order system.
An added benefit for your contribution is that WCCF will issue a report on your contribution and a tax deductible certificate. You will also receive our newsletter, annual report and invitations to special events.

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Latest News


The West Coast Community Foundation has pleasure in inviting a second round of 2014 applications for funding from organizations and institutions that provide development services to communities in the West Coast region, as part of our Unsolicited Grant Making program. These grants are targeting organizations and institutions in the areas of the West Coast and Atlantis, so only projects in those areas will be considered. Please note that organizations that are not West Coast based but render services to people from the West Coast are also welcome to apply.

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Hands Of Hope

YouthBank Project


West Coast Community Foundation is the catalyst to mobilse resources to bring communities to self-sustainability in the West Coast.


West Coast Community Foundation is an independent, registered, non-profit organization that aims to mobilize capital and distribute resources to organizations and projects in reducing poverty and developing communities along the West Coast.


-Politically Independent
-Promoting of Prosperity
-Inclusive and reflective of the broader community
-Celebration of Diversity, Progress and Success