Why we are Suspending Unsolicited Applications

From 30 April 2018, we will be suspending the receipt of unsolicited proposals for an initial test period of six months. We will be replacing them with an in-depth focus on one country, desk-based research and visits to meet potential grantees.

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The Dilemmas, Contradictions, and Excitements of Being a Foundation Program Officer

Let me begin by stating the obvious. I love being a foundation program officer. I’ve worked for private foundations for almost 13 years, and it has been a blast. Not only has it given me the privilege to support some of the best, brightest, and committed people in the social change space, but it has taught me humility, patience, and the ability to see the bigger picture.

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Read About Our Brand Change

The National Lotteries Board opened its doors in 1999 under the Lotteries Act (No. 57 of 1997).


The Act mandated the Board to:

  •  Regulate the National Lottery as well as other lotteries, including society lotteries, promotional competitions and sports pools.
  •  Advises the Minister of Trade and Industry on policy matters relating to the National Lottery and other lotteries.
  •  Distribute a portion of the revenue from the National Lottery to good causes through the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund (NLDTF)
  •  Improve the accountability of distributing agencies-to be appointed for five years
  •  Remove reference to Reconstruction and Development Programme (RDP)

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Philanthropy in India

This report on Indian philanthropy is based on a study that started in 2016. It is part of a larger study in other emerging economies to review the current state of philanthropy and what role it is playing in the world.

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Philanthropy in Russia

This report on Russian philanthropy is part of a larger study, started in 2016, to review the current state of philanthropy in emerging economies and the role philanthropy is playing in the world today.

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