Harcourts Foundation
South Africa

Launched in 2011, the South African arm of the Harcourts Foundation is already making a significant difference helping communities right across South Africa.

100% of Harcourts South Africa sales offices make a donation to the Foundation with the sale of each and every property, and other team Harcourts members are contributing through salary sacrifice and through specially organized events.

The Harcourts Foundation in South Africa will continue to expand and grow to achieve the Foundations’ purpose to provide support that helps, grows and enriches our communities.


Make a Donation

National Ambassador

Jenny Swanson

1a Pioneer Road, Pioneer Campus, Kloof
031 815 3833

Apply for a Grant

Step 1
Please read our application criteria to see if your organisation is eligible for a grant.
Step 2
Confirm current round dates
Step 3
We've granted more than $6,800,000 across 1,000 community group applicants.

Recent Grant Recipients

New Jerusalem Children’s Home

South Africa

Amount Granted - $R20,000

The Character Company

South Africa

Amount Granted - $R20,000

Jumping Kids Prosthetics

South Africa

Amount Granted - $R20,000

Give a Child a Family

South Africa

Amount Granted - $R20,000

Community Group



Phelang Bonola Foundation South Africa $R10,000
Cotlands South Africa $R20,000
The President’s Award for Youth Empowerment South Africa $R20,000
The Kidney Beanz Trust South Africa $R20,000
South Coast Hopsice South Africa $R30,000
ACVV Poplarlaan South Africa $R20,000
Huis Ebenhaeser South Africa $R20,000
Ithemba Lam Baby Sanctuary South Africa $R20,000
United Cerebral Palsy South Africa $R20,000
Give a Child a Family South Africa $R20,000
Boikanyo the Dion Herson Foundation South Africa $R20,000
Leva Foundation – Love Story South Africa $R10,000
Down Syndrome Association South Africa $R20,000
Nga Tshilidzi Old Age Home South Africa $R20,000
Jumping Kids Prosthetics South Africa $R20,000
CANSA South Africa $R10,000
Huis Immergroen South Africa $R5,000
Tygerberg Hospice Trust South Africa $R10,000
The Character Company South Africa $R20,000
New Jerusalem Children’s Home South Africa $R20,000

Eligibility & Round Dates

What is the current focus?

We have a clear focus on providing grants to reputable community-based organisations which need funding for projects and initiatives designed to benefit as many people as possible. We will prioritise applications that demonstrate that their grant will have the widest community impact.

As we develop over time, our focus may change to reflect the focus and interests of those contributing to and guiding the Harcourts Foundation.

What are the application guidelines?

  • You need to be either a registered charity, school or have charity to receive a grant.
  • Grant applications must be for a specific project, item, or initiative.
  • Requests for the project, item or initiative must be scheduled to occur within six months of receiving the grant.
  • Grants will not be given for items already purchased or initiatives/projects already held.
  • If the grant is not used for the purpose for which it was applied, the funds MUST be returned so we can provide the
    grant to another group elsewhere.
  • If you are a branch of an organisation or charity where another branch has been successful in achieving a grant from us in the past:
    • this does not mean you automatically qualify for a grant; and
    • each application will be considered independently based on funds available and circumstances at the time.
  • Please attach a quote with your grant application which matches the dollar amount you are requesting. Unfortunately, we cannot accept applications without a quote.

What are our Primary Objectives?

  • The advancement of social and community welfare in South Africa
  • The relief of poverty in South Africa
  • The care, support and protection of the aged, children, and young people and people with disability in South Africa
  • The promotion of community development to enhance social and economic participation in South Africa
  • The promotion and fostering of art and culture in South Africa
  • The promotion of education in South Africa including the establishment and support of schools, universities and other educational establishments
  • The provision of facilities for the education of pupils of schools, universities or other education establishments

What is excluded?

Please do not submit funding requests for:

  • Individual needs – such as salaries and wages. Our focus is on supporting as many people as possible within our communities.
  • Administrative or operational costs.
  • Overseas or other travel costs.
  • Religious, political, or hobby causes or activities.
  • Marketing/advertising (i.e. printing).

The purpose for which the funds are sought doesn’t fit into the Foundation’s objectives.

As a Foundation, we look forward to growing the contributions we make to our communities. We look forward to funding as many applicants as possible, however, please understand if we are unable to support your particular request.

What are the current round dates?

  • We are now in Round 51 (5th August – 13th October)
  • All applications must be received before 11.59 pm on the 13th October 2021
  • Any applications received on the 14th October will be considered in the following round (Round 52)
  • Decisions are due to be made by 2-3 weeks after the round closes.

Application Rounds 2021-2022

  • Round 52 (14th October – 26th January)

We have been made aware of people, via facebook messenger, impersonating The Harcourts Foundation, friends or relatives, or other public figures, to solicit people to apply for a “grant” through the payment of an “application fee”.

Please note: the ONLY way to apply for a grant is through our website and we will NEVER ask for an application fee or any kind of payment to apply for a grant. Please forward any suspicious communications to the ACCC’s Scam Watch and to information@harcourtsfoundation.org. If you or someone you know has transferred funds to any parties falsely representing The Harcourts Foundation, please contact your local police.