Working for Social Justice

Who we are

The RAITH Foundation was registered as a Trust in March 2001. It is a Non-Profit Organisation and has tax-exempt status. The Foundation is privately funded, not politically affiliated and does not raise funds from the public.

The RAITH Foundation is concerned that systemic injustice and unfairness prevail in South Africa and seeks effective and lasting solutions, which address this at its roots.

Our Values

The Foundation is guided by and endeavours to uphold the following values:

  • respect and promotion of human dignity;
  • rejection of discrimination and unfairness in all their forms;
  • openness and accountability of all institutions of state, civil society and private sector;
  • participation, engagement and debate in all sectors of society.

Funding Guidelines

The Foundation believes that funds and length of funding period should be awarded depending on the type of project. The Foundation funds grants of up to 3 years and makes repeat grants. The Foundation is committed to establishing long-term partnerships and funding organizations in the long term should the project or programme require this kind of support. The Foundation investigates the possibility and benefits of giving longer term grants to trusted partners.