Our Supporters

FunDza greatly appreciates the support it receives from a wide range of donors, partners and supporters in kind. Without their generous support FunDza would be unable to work towards building a reading, writing and learning nation. Thank you to all!

Here follows a list of past and current supporters.


UNESCO Confucius Prize for Literacy, 2017

The Joy of Reading Award 2017, sponsored by Systematic and Next Library Festival

Gold Award Winner, Impumelelo Social Innovations Awards 2017

Grants and financial contributions

476 Charitable Education Trust


Anglo American Chairman’s Fund


Barloworld Foundation

Claude Leon Foundation

Community Chest: AfterSchool Innovation Fund

Concrete Society of SA

Coronation Asset Management

Cover2Cover Books

David & Elaine Potter Foundation

DG Murray Trust


FirstRand Empowerment Fund

Foundation for Human Rights

Gauteng Province, Dept of Sport, Arts, Culture & Recreation

Harry Crossley Foundation

HCI Foundation

Heinrich Barth Foundation

Indigo Trust

Informa/AfricaCom Awards 2015


Khulula Foundation

Lewis Stores


Mutual & Federal Community Trust

National Arts Council

Omidyar Network

Oppenheimer Memorial Trust

Praekelt Consulting

Rotary Club of Newlands

School Librarian’s Conference 2015

Siber Ink

The Funding Network

The Learning Trust

The Rolf-Stephan Nussbaum Foundation

The Second Stella and Paul Lowenstein Educational Charitable Trust

The US Embassy: RELO Project

Vodacom Foundation

Western Cape Government: Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport

Wilbur & Niso Smith Foundation

Zonke Monitoring Systems


Action Volunteers Africa

Children’s Book Network

Corruption Watch

False Bay College


Johnson & Johnson Global Public Health

Momentum Metropolitan Foundation



NECT: National Reading Coalition

Perinatal Mental Health Project


Sumbandila Scholarship Trust


World Vision

Year Beyond

Supporters in kind

African Sun Press

Blackberry SA

Drum Magazine

John Lightfoot & Associates

Juta & Company

Michalsons Attorneys

New Africa Books

New Readers Publishers


Patricia Schonstein

Penguin Books SA

Pick n Pay

PHd Media

Spoor & Fisher

The Lateral Alternative

The Reach Trust

Townsend Press

UKZN Press




Individual Philanthropists

Adv Peter Hazell

Agnes Kimberley

Andrea Glattburg

Angela Pearson

Anne Dearnaley

Ant Rissik

Ben Rabinowitz

Biddy Greene

Bontle Senne

Cathy Lincoln

Catriona Ross

Craig Mason-Jones

Desiree Halse

Elizabeth Giles

Elizabeth Rowan

Epiphanie Mukasano

Gina Ziervogel

Graeme Hardie

Jane Notten

Jenny Robson

Joanna Hardie

John Pickering

Judy Norton

Karen Boden

Kim de Bruin

Krista Tuomi

Madoda Gcwadi

Megan Owen

Michelle Thole

Mignon Hardie

Nozizwe Cynthia Jele

Pamela Neethling

Pat Rademeyer

Sarah Lotz

Sonwabiso Ngcowa

Stella Smiljkovic

Suchita Ramphal

Sukari Pinnock-Fitts

Sverre Jor

Ute Kuhlmann

Vanessa Andreou

Yasmin Omar & friends

You can make a difference!

If you would like to have an impact on literacy development among South Africa’s youth, join FunDza’s campaigns to popularise reading, build a community of readers, grow young writing talent and deepen reading practice. Your support has a measurable impact.

Join us by contacting Mignon Hardie on mignon@fundza.co.za to find out how you can get involved.

Or simply click here to make a donation. (Donations are managed using PayFast’s secure “Cause” service for non-profit organisations.)