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Support for Charities


The Foundation has always believed that dialogue and reconciliation must go beyond words and conversations. Action in support of disadvantaged communities is an important dimension of reconciliation. For this reason, the Foundation has, for almost 15 years, assisted organisations that care for disadvantaged and disabled children. It has raised almost R5 million, primarily overseas, for this purpose which it had channelled to the following wonderful organisations:

“In our quest for peace, we should constantly ask ourselves what we should do to create conditions in which peace can prosper.” FW de Klerk

The Cape Town Society for the Blind
Cape Town Society for the Blind (CTSB) was founded in 1929 by a group of women from Cape Town who identified the need to provide training and employment opportunities for Blind and Visually Impaired Persons within a secure and supportive environment.

Iris House Children’s Hospice
Our mission is to provide holistic, loving, professional, free community and Hospice based respite care, as well as end-of-life care for special needs children and young adults with a life-threatening and or life-limiting condition in the Western Cape.

The National Institute for the Deaf
We believe in connection and community and that together we can support the Deaf and persons with hearing loss to help them, together with their families, break down the communication barriers so that they can reach their full potential and live a prosperous life.

Salesian Life Choices
Life Choices believes that the human spirit is remarkably resilient – no matter who our parents are, where we live, or what kinds of connections, abilities, and opportunities life may have offered us. Even in circumstances where the odds seem hopelessly stacked against us – there is endless potential waiting to be freed.

Our history is rooted in South Africa’s darkest moments of student uprisings, 1976. Established in 1974, our work from the onset was about empowerment and a call to act against unequal educational opportunities for students on the basis of race.

Alta Du Toit School
Our duty at Alta du Toit School is to prepare learners for their life’s journey taking individual challenges into account. As a school, we offer specialized, professional education to learners with intellectual disabilities from different cultural backgrounds who can not benefit from mainstream offerings.

Woodside Special Care Centre
Woodside Special Care Centre is a residential home caring for 80 profoundly intellectually and physically disabled residents and is situated in Rondebosch East, Cape Town, South Africa.

The FW de Klerk Foundation is a non-profit organisation funded solely by private public and corporate donations. The Foundation has a small operating budget and is therefore unable to fund other organisations or projects. However, from time to time we receive limited funding from overseas organisations for distribution to local organisations that support special needs children in particular.

The Foundation does not fund:

  • Individuals (assistance for medical care, study, scholarships, etc.)
  • Conferences, seminars or symposiums, nor do we fund travel thereto or attendance thereof
  • Fundraising events (breakfasts, dinners, etc.)

The FW de Klerk Foundation International Donor Support Programme

The Donor Support Programme was launched as a useful service to friends of South Africa who want to help the country address some of its most pressing problems. The Foundation assists international donors by identifying NGOs with proven track records, negotiating with implementing agencies and channeling payments. Donors receive regular progress reports and the Foundation does not charge for these services.

Elita de Klerk, Trustee and wife of former president FW de Klerk, is patron of the FW de Klerk Foundation International Donor Support Programme. For more information, or to make a donation, contact us on +27 21 930 3622, or send an email to info@fwdeklerk.org.