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