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.)
During the past five years, the Foundation has channelled more than two million rand to the following charitable programmes:
Alta du Toit School
Provision of a school bus to transport children with intellectual disabilities between their homes and school.
Autism Western Cape
New facilities and training equipment for autistic children in the Western Cape.
Donations towards refurbishment of Iris House Children's Living Hospice.
National Institute for the Deaf
Special career training for young deaf adults from across South Africa, and Africa.
Bursaries to disadvantaged children and after-school training for gifted children in Limpopo.
Vista Nova School
Assistance for special-needs children to receive education.
Woodside Special Care Centre
The care of children with profound mental disabilities, with no families to support them.
Innovation for the Blind
Provision of special equipment to assist partially-sighted people to read.
Christian Social Council North
Child protection programme.
Youth development, including leadership training and academic tutoring.
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.