One of the SA Foundation’s roles is that of grant making. Good granting principles are necessary to benefit both the grantee and the Foundation. The hope is that the Foundation’s support will not only strengthen the grantee and its program participants but ultimately the communities that have been invested in. The Foundation benefits when those who have entrusted their funds to our Foundation are able to see the direct impact of their efforts towards the cause. This further motivates them to continue their fundraising efforts, encouraging them to invite others to join the fight against sexual exploitation and trafficking.
Based on our vision, the SA Foundation’s grant making focuses on funding its franchise models in developing or under-developed countries only. SA franchises must have received charitable designation by their country of origin and funding is extended through the development of legally binding Formal Agreements.
The SA Foundation structures its granting to facilitate teaching and mentoring to its SA franchises during their first five years of development, which strengthens them as they begin to interact with the funding community at large. At the SA Foundation, we set up each SA franchise to be autonomous, while at the same time maintaining the same set of core values that unite all SA charitable franchises with the Foundation in our common vision and mission.
The SA Foundation does not fund the following items:
- Endowment Funds
- Deficit Funding – Operating or Capital
- Political Activities
- Retroactive Fundings
- Fund Raising Campaigns
The SA Foundation’s funding guidelines are structured to provide SA franchises with:
- Start Up Costs
- Capital Costs
- Operating Costs
- Training Grants