The Southern Africa Trust Receives Grant from the Ford Foundation

September 8, 2017

The Ford Foundation has awarded to the Southern Africa Trust a general support grant of $500,000 for the next eighteen months.

“The Ford Foundation has been one of our strongest supporters over the years and we are grateful that this particular grant will not just fund our programme work to end poverty in the region but it will also contribute towards institutional strengthening,” says Bhekinkosi Moyo, Chief Executive Officer of the Southern Africa Trust.

“We will ensure that the allocated funds are used to achieve the greatest possible impact in the SADC region,” he said.

About the Trust

The Southern Africa Trust is an independent, regional, non-profit agency registered in South Africa and established in 2005. It is governed by a Board of Trustees drawn from the Southern Africa region and staffed by a team from across the SADC region and beyond.  Its mandate, as stipulated in the Trust Deed is to undertake activities that contribute to the reduction of poverty and inequality including activities related to public policy, official poverty reduction processes, human rights, stakeholder engagement, human and economic development, research, training, and capacity building. In delivering its mandate, the Trust endeavours to strengthen the voice of poor people in public policy processes, to reduce poverty and inequality in Southern Africa in ways that promote regional linkages and a regional agenda.