Equal Education is indebted to the following organisations for their support.

Open Society Foundations

The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant societies whose governments are accountable and open to the participation of all people.

The Bertha Foundation

The Bertha Foundation believes that bright ideas, combined with resources and strong leadership, can create profound social impact. We believe in the power of social activism to generate social, political, economic and environmental change. We believe in passionate individuals and projects that can effect change on a local or global scale. We hope those touched by The Bertha Foundation will in turn be inspired and motivated to create meaningful opportunities for others.

The Raith Foundation

The RAITH Foundation is concerned that systemic injustice and unfairness prevail in South Africa and seeks effective and lasting solutions, which address this at its roots.

Comic Relief

Comic Relief aim to drive positive change through the power of entertainment. Based in the United Kingdom, Comic Relief makes grants that tackle poverty and injustice in the UK and globally. Additionally, they attempt to raise awareness on issues where they feel they can make an impact.

The European Union

The European Union is made up of 27 Member States who have decided to
gradually link together their know-how, resources and destinies. Together, during a period of enlargement of 50 years, they have built a zone of stability, democracy and sustainable development whilst maintaining cultural diversity, tolerance and individual freedoms. The European Union is committed to
sharing its achievements and its values with countries and peoples beyond its

The Sigrid Rausing Trust

SRT is a UK grant making foundation, founded in 1995 by Sigrid Rausing to support human rights globally. Since then, the Trust has given away approximately £191.9 million to human rights organisations all over the world.

The Claude Leon Foundation

The Claude Leon Foundation is a South African charitable trust, resulting from a bequest by Claude Leon (1884-1972).

The David and Elaine Potter Foundation

The David and Elaine Potter Foundation is a charitable grant giving foundation established in 1999 to encourage a stronger and fairer society.

Wallace Global Fund

The mission of the Wallace Global Fund is to promote an informed and engaged citizenry, to fight injustice, and to protect the diversity of nature and the natural systems upon which all life depends.

Consitutionalism Fund

The Joint Fund to Promote and Advance Constitutionalism in South Africa (Constitutionalism Fund – CF) is a collaboration between The Atlantic Philanthropies, the Ford Foundation and The Open Society Foundations, with a combined investment of US$25 million to be spent on grantmaking over a ten to twelve year period.

Canon Collins Educational & Legal Assistance Trust 

The Canon Collins Educational & Legal Assistance Trust is building a community of change agents across Southern Africa who create and use knowledge for positive social impact. Through our higher education and research funding, project grants and international events programme, our unique approach cultivates a space where activism and research meet.

The Atlantic Philanthropies

For 30 years, Atlantic has made grants to advance opportunity and lasting change for those who are unfairly disadvantaged or vulnerable to life’s circumstances.

Ford Foundation

The Ford Foundation supports visionary leaders and organizations on the frontlines of social change worldwide.

South Africa Development Fund

The South Africa Development Fund (SADF) is a U.S. tax-exempt public charity directed by South Africans who have a vast knowledge of the issues in their country and strong ties to the United States. Established in 1985 by political exiles, SADF provides grants to community-based organizations committed to non-sexist, non-racial, democratic practices and which address human rights through health, education, economic development, environmental justice and democracy-building. SADF seeks to use philanthropy to promote grassroots activism aimed at providing services and resources to communities disadvantaged by decades of apartheid policies.


Porticus is the international organisation that manages and develops the philanthropic programmes of charitable entities established by Brenninkmeijer family entrepreneurs. We provide these entities with strategic advice on programmes and offer them a full array of grant management services. Every year, approximately 2,000 projects are supported in almost 90 countries around the world.

Cameron Schrier Foundation

The Cameron Schrier Foundation supports non-profit organizations primarily in the U.S. and South Africa. The Foundation also partners with organizations from around the world to help identify, support, and strengthen grantees. Since inception, the Cameron Schrier Foundation has worked to develop young leaders, promote education equity, encourage informed public discourse and an active civil society, and help communities in need.

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