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Uluntu Community Foundation

11 Coghlan Avenue, Kumalo
Post Office Box 3055
Bulawayo, 263
Zimbabwe

Mission

To facilitate sustainable community development through partnerships in order to alleviate poverty and hunger in the targeted communities

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Most Meaningful Change

Our foundation believes that development is collaborative and thus calls for the collective efforts of everyone who is part of the community. We have worked with the communities of Sinkukwe and Zhokwe (Matabeleland South) in uplifting themselves through local initiatives such as market gardening. These garden projects provide fresh vegetables not only for local families but also for sale to surrounding communities. Using the extra income they sometimes manage to purchase livestock such as goats and chickens. Neighboring communities have been inspired by their success and have now undertaken backyard market gardening. In our youth civic engagement project, we have successfully engaged young people through the formation of a youth committee in which they work hand in glove with the foundation in addressing the issues that affect them and in coming up with possible solutions. Recently, the foundation has managed to support two youth-led projects, one related to arts and culture and the other a multimedia project.

2008 Year Founded
$145,000 Total Annual Grantmaking

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Last Updated: 09.22.14

Population Area Served

1,500,000

Identifying Information
OrganizationUluntu Community Foundation
Address 111 Coghlan Avenue, Kumalo
Address 2Post Office Box 3055
City / TownBulawayo
State / RegionDid not answer
ZIP / Postal Code263
CountryZimbabwe
ContinentAfrica
Map Address (If Different)11 Coghlan Avenue, Kumalo
Map City / Town (If Different)Bulawayo
Map State / Region (If Different)
Map Zip / Postal Code (If Different)263
Map Country (If Different)Zimbabwe
Phone263 9 242920
Emailinviolattamoyo@yahoo.com
Websitewww.uluntu.org
Organization Leader (Name, Title)Inviolatta Mpuli-Moyo, Executive Director
Primary Contact’s NameInviolatta Mpuli-Moyo
Primary Contact’s PositionExecutive Director
Foundation at a Glance
Year Founded2008
Mission StatementTo facilitate sustainable community development through partnerships in order to alleviate poverty and hunger in the targeted communities
Organization DescriptionCommunity Foundation
Other DescriptionDid not answer
Approximate Size of the Population Serviced1,500,000
Total Paid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)4
Total Unpaid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)Did not answer
Total Board Members7
Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)
Organization’s Total Income in Last Fiscal Year$57,678
Organization’s Gifts Income in Last Fiscal YearDid not answer
Organization’s Total Expenditures in Last Fiscal Year$44,532
Organization’s Grantmaking Budget in Last Fiscal Year$145,000
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 YearsA little improvement
Priorities and Achievements
Factors that Played a Role in the Origins of Your Organization
Community leadershipPlayed a centrally important role
Philanthropic giftsPlayed an important role
Grassroots activismPlayed a centrally important role
Inadequate government servicesPlayed a centrally important role
Changes in the political environmentPlayed an important role
Changes in the economic environmentPlayed a centrally important role
Government initiative fundingPlayed an important role
Foundation initiative fundingPlayed a centrally important role
Bilateral or multilateral initiative fundingPlayed an important role
Favorable legal or fiscal policiesPlayed an important role
Time Spent Working in Following Areas
NeighborhoodLots of time
LocallyLots of time
RegionallyNone
NationallyVery little time
InternationallyNone
Rate Importance of the Following Functions
GrantmakingCentrally important
Having local people as leaders in the organizationCentrally important
Seeking local donationsImportant but not central
Having a gender balance in the organizationCentrally important
Board reflective of community diversityCentrally important
Building an endowmentImportant but not central
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 peopleCentrally important
Raising money for grantmaking annuallyImportant but not central
Community developmentCentrally important
In the Last Year, Extent to Which Programming and/or Grantmaking Involved Work in the Following Areas
Arts and cultureFair amount
EducationLot
EnvironmentLot
HealthLot
Human and social servicesFair amount
Human rightsLot
International relationsFair amount
ReligionLittle
Economic developmentLot
Conflict resolution/bridging different parts of the communityFair amount
Information technologyLittle
Strengthening local or regional governmentFair amount
HousingNot at all
ChildrenLittle
WaterFair amount
Alternative energyNot at all
Disaster reliefLittle
Advocacy with authoritiesLittle
Job trainingLittle
Nongrantmaking Services Offered to Community in Recent Years
Convening for issues of local concernOccasionally
Promote collaboration between granteesOften
Promote understanding of public policyRarely
Training/capacity-building for local organizationsRarely
AdvocacyOften
Loaned staffNever
ResearchOccasionally
Community needs assessmentOccasionally
Leadership developmentOccasionally
InternshipsOccasionally
Providing space for local organizationsOccasionally
Access to information technologyRarely
Publishing/knowledge sharingOften
Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served
PovertyGetting better
CrimeDid not answer
Trust among different sections of the communityGetting much better
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesGetting much better
Social position of marginalized groupsGetting much better
Responsiveness of authoritiesGetting better
Appropriateness of public policiesGetting better
Value of community assetsGetting much better
Quality of the environmentGetting better
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communityGetting much better
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsGetting better
Networks and links between different parts of the communityGetting much better
Gender equityGetting better
Charitable giving through the community foundationGetting much better
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingGetting much better
Extent to Which Organization Can Claim Tangible and Measurable Achievements in the Past Three Years
PovertySome important achievements
CrimeDo not work in this sphere
Trust among different sections of the communitySome important achievements
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesA few small achievements
Social position of marginalized groupsSome important achievements
Responsiveness of authoritiesA few small achievements
Appropriateness of public policiesA few small achievements
Value of community assetsSome important achievements
Quality of the environmentSome important achievements
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communitySome important achievements
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsSome important 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 governmentLittle
UniversitiesLittle
SchoolsLot
BusinessesLittle
Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work
National association of grantmakersHelpful
Regional association of grantmakersHelpful
Global Fund for Community FoundationsVery helpful
Particular foundationHelpful
Other organizationHelpful
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 doesYes
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 yearYes
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 givingVery important
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 YearsOur foundation believes that development is collaborative and thus calls for the collective efforts of everyone who is part of the community. We have worked with the communities of Sinkukwe and Zhokwe (Matabeleland South) in uplifting themselves through local initiatives such as market gardening. These garden projects provide fresh vegetables not only for local families but also for sale to surrounding communities. Using the extra income they sometimes manage to purchase livestock such as goats and chickens. Neighboring communities have been inspired by their success and have now undertaken backyard market gardening. In our youth civic engagement project, we have successfully engaged young people through the formation of a youth committee in which they work hand in glove with the foundation in addressing the issues that affect them and in coming up with possible solutions. Recently, the foundation has managed to support two youth-led projects, one related to arts and culture and the other a multimedia project.
 

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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

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