Profiles

eThekwini Community Foundation

100 Krantzview Road
Kloof, KwaZulu-Natal 3610
South Africa

Mission

Pathways out of poverty through social entrepreneurship and disruptive technologies; crime prevention through community-based mapping and socioeconomic upliftment

Most Meaningful Change

We managed to bring people together from national, provincial and local government, nonprofits and communities, and academic and research bodies to understand the human cost of rhino poaching and other trafficked wildlife. Many are dying on both sides in this low-level, chronic border war, so we helped to focus international attention on the massive breaches in security we face as a country. The devastating impact of such crimes is often overlooked because they take place in communities that are poor, rural and marginalized. Our effort was achieved despite a highly charged, highly inimical political environment.

2001 Year Founded
$20,000 Total Annual Grantmaking
Identifying Information
OrganizationeThekwini Community Foundation
Address 1100 Krantzview Road
Address 2Did not answer
City / TownKloof
State / RegionKwaZulu-Natal
ZIP / Postal Code3610
CountrySouth Africa
ContinentAfrica
Map Address (If Different)Did not answer
Map City / Town (If Different)Did not answer
Map State / Region (If Different)Did not answer
Map Zip / Postal Code (If Different)Did not answer
Map Country (If Different)Did not answer
Phone27832520992
Emailfemkathryn@gmail.com
Websitewww.ecft.org.za
Organization Leader (Name, Title)Kathryn Kure, Director
Primary Contact’s NameKathryn Kure
Primary Contact’s PositionDirector
Foundation at a Glance
Year Founded2001
Mission StatementPathways out of poverty through social entrepreneurship and disruptive technologies; crime prevention through community-based mapping and socioeconomic upliftment
Organization DescriptionOther non profit
Other DescriptionDid not answer
Approximate Size of the Population Serviced3,500,000
Total Paid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)1
Total Unpaid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)Did not answer
Total Board Members5
Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)
Organization’s Total Income in Last Fiscal Year$100,000
Organization’s Gifts Income in Last Fiscal YearDid not answer
Organization’s Total Expenditures in Last Fiscal Year$100,000
Organization’s Grantmaking Budget in Last Fiscal Year$20,000
Does Organization Have an EndowmentNo but intend to build one
Value of Endowment (or Financial Reserves) as of the End of Last Fiscal YearDid not answer
Change in Financial Status Over Last Three YearsDeclined
Priorities and Achievements
Factors that Played a Role in the Origins of Your Organization
Community leadershipPlayed a slight role
Philanthropic giftsPlayed an important role
Grassroots activismNo role
Inadequate government servicesPlayed a centrally important role
Changes in the political environmentPlayed a centrally important role
Changes in the economic environmentPlayed an important role
Government initiative fundingPlayed a centrally important role
Foundation initiative fundingPlayed a centrally important role
Bilateral or multilateral initiative fundingPlayed a centrally important role
Favorable legal or fiscal policiesNo role
Time Spent Working in Following Areas
NeighborhoodFair amount of time
LocallyFair amount of time
RegionallyFair amount of time
NationallyVery little time
InternationallyNone
Rate Importance of the Following Functions
GrantmakingImportant but not central
Having local people as leaders in the organizationImportant but not central
Seeking local donationsCentrally important
Having a gender balance in the organizationCentrally important
Board reflective of community diversityCentrally important
Building an endowmentSlightly important
Serving donor needsCentrally important
Acting as a fiscal intermediary for the communityCentrally important
Building inclusion and trust in the communityCentrally important
Pursuing equityCentrally important
Accountability to local peopleDid not answer
Raising money for grantmaking annuallyCentrally important
Community developmentCentrally important
In the Last Year, Extent to Which Programming and/or Grantmaking Involved Work in the Following Areas
Arts and cultureLot
EducationLot
EnvironmentLot
HealthNot at all
Human and social servicesNot at all
Human rightsLittle
International relationsLot
ReligionNot at all
Economic developmentFair amount
Conflict resolution/bridging different parts of the communityLot
Information technologyLot
Strengthening local or regional governmentLot
HousingNot at all
ChildrenLot
WaterNot at all
Alternative energyNot at all
Disaster reliefNot at all
Advocacy with authoritiesLot
Job trainingNot at all
Nongrantmaking Services Offered to Community in Recent Years
Convening for issues of local concernOccasionally
Promote collaboration between granteesOften
Promote understanding of public policyNever
Training/capacity-building for local organizationsNever
AdvocacyOften
Loaned staffNever
ResearchOften
Community needs assessmentNever
Leadership developmentNever
InternshipsNever
Providing space for local organizationsOccasionally
Access to information technologyOccasionally
Publishing/knowledge sharingRarely
Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served
PovertyGetting worse
CrimeGetting much worse
Trust among different sections of the communityGetting worse
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesGetting worse
Social position of marginalized groupsGetting much worse
Responsiveness of authoritiesGetting much worse
Appropriateness of public policiesGetting much worse
Value of community assetsGetting better
Quality of the environmentGetting much worse
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communityGetting much worse
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsGetting much worse
Networks and links between different parts of the communityNo change
Gender equityGetting much worse
Charitable giving through the community foundationGetting worse
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingGetting much worse
Extent to Which Organization Can Claim Tangible and Measurable Achievements in the Past Three Years
PovertyA few small achievements
CrimeSome important achievements
Trust among different sections of the communityA few small achievements
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesDo not work in this sphere
Social position of marginalized groupsA few small achievements
Responsiveness of authoritiesSome important achievements
Appropriateness of public policiesWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Value of community assetsA few small achievements
Quality of the environmentA few small achievements
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communityA few small achievements
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsA few small achievements
Networks and links between different parts of the communityA few small achievements
Gender equityA few small achievements
Charitable giving through the community foundationSome important achievements
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingSome important achievements
Active Partnerships
Formal community associations and groupsLot
Informal associations of citizensLot
Non-governmental organizationsLot
Local governmentLot
National governmentLot
UniversitiesLot
SchoolsLittle
BusinessesLittle
Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work
National association of grantmakersHelpful
Regional association of grantmakersNeither helpful or unhelpful
Global Fund for Community FoundationsVery helpful
Particular foundationVery helpful
Other organizationVery helpful
Involvement of Local People
Regularly survey local people about our programsYes
Local people are engaged in the delivery of our workYes
Local people control what our organization doesNo
Have local people represented on our boardYes
Have regular sessions where local people advise us what our programs should doYes
Actively engage local people as volunteersYes
All of our board is composed of local peopleYes
Account to local people about our successes and failures each yearNo
Assistance in Overcoming Main Difficulties Faced in Developing Organization Further
Increased fundingVery important
Better legal or fiscal environmentVery important
More volunteersImportant
Access to advice or technical assistanceVery important
Better local culture of givingImportant
Stronger civil societyVery important
More responsive authoritiesVery important
OtherDid not answer
Most Meaningful Change
Most Meaningful Change that Organization Has Helped to Bring About in the Last Three YearsWe managed to bring people together from national, provincial and local government, nonprofits and communities, and academic and research bodies to understand the human cost of rhino poaching and other trafficked wildlife. Many are dying on both sides in this low-level, chronic border war, so we helped to focus international attention on the massive breaches in security we face as a country. The devastating impact of such crimes is often overlooked because they take place in communities that are poor, rural and marginalized. Our effort was achieved despite a highly charged, highly inimical political environment.
 

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Identifying Information

Foundation at a Glance

Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)

Priorities and Achievements
Factors that Played a Role in the Origins of Your Organization

Time Spent Working in Following Areas

Rate Importance of the Following Functions

In the Last Year, Extent to Which Programming and/or Grantmaking Involved Work in the Following Areas

Nongrantmaking Services Offered to Community in Recent Years

Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served

Extent to Which Organization Can Claim Tangible and Measurable Achievements in the Past Three Years

Active Partnerships

Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work

Involvement of Local People

Assistance in Overcoming Main Difficulties Faced in Developing Organization Further

Most Meaningful Change

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