“We realize that the ultimate giving decision (i.e. which charity to support), is as important as the initial investment decision. As such, each charity that receives support via the Tree of Life Foundation, has undergone a rigorous vetting process, before being added to our platform.”
The charities reflected on this page constitute entities that were successfully vetted and that can receive funds via the Tree of Life Foundation (for a PDF version of this list of charities, including information pertaining to the article 18A registration status of each charity, click here). New charities are continuously being vetted and added to our platform – often upon the request of one of our Donor-advised Fund Clients.
Agapé Family Ministries
Agapé Family Ministries – based in Grabouw – is a child and youth care facility that provides residential care to disabled, orphaned and abandoned children.
The African Leadership Institute for Community Transformation (Alict) works to create a unique community of Christian practitioners who will lead and influence in every sector of society. This is accomplished via a 3-month intensive residence program.
Alpha South Africa
Alpha assists churches, groups, and individuals in evangelism, via gratis resources in the form of interactive sessions, which explore the Christian faith in a relaxed environment.
Badisa Skiereiland Maatskaplike Dienste
Badisa is a social services organisation providing care and support for children and families, the elderly, the disabled, and substance dependents in the greater Cape Town area.
Calling Education seeks to inspire, equip and grow future leaders, fathers and teachers through establishing innovative low fee, high quality schools in South Africa.
Cause for Justice
Cause for Justice is a human rights organisation with a mission to advance constitutional justice in South Africa through litigation, public awareness, and participation in political processes.
Community Keepers seeks to create supportive school communities by providing school-based mental health and social services to learners, parents, care-givers, and teachers. They are based in the Stellenbosch area.
Davar Partners International
Davar Partners International assists global missions by creating high quality audio recordings of the Bible for illiterate people of every tongue, in a language they can understand.
Eagle’s Nest Ministries
Eagle’s Nest Christian Primary School offers hope through quality, Christian education. Our vision is to uplift disadvantaged communities by providing children with an education of excellence, irrespective of their social, financial or cultural backgrounds. We continually strive to teach our children the importance of giving back to the community.
El Shaddai Christian School
El Shaddai Christian School is an independent, co-educational school situated in the suburb of Durbanville, South Africa. Our high school follows the Cambridge International Curriculum and we aim to join hands with parents to lay a biblical worldview, whilst simultaneously developing Godly character and providing quality academics.
Fisantekraal Centre for Development
FCD offers various skills development courses to the unemployed in the greater Cape Town area, in order to restore dignity, build self-esteem and self-confidence, and to increase the chances of its students for finding employment.
George Whitefield College
GWC provides quality tertiary level education and training for Christian life and ministry. GWC’s programmes are strategic for keeping churches rooted in correct biblical teaching as we shape minds via a classical theological education, nurture hearts devoted to Christian service and train voices to effectively communicate the Word of God.
Halftime South Africa
Halftime SA focuses on South African business and professional leaders and endeavours to assist, coach, and connect these individuals – in a bid to move them from a place of success, into a place of significance.
High School Dr Malan NPC
High School Dr Malan is an Afrikaans school in Pretoria with a vision to provide multi-level support to its needy learners, in order for these learners to break the cycle of poverty and to become positive contributors to society.
The IseeU Trust mentors school-going girls from Cape Flats communities. We aim to Inspire them to complete high school; and Equip them to Explore and access appropriate opportunities after they graduate.
Isiqalo Performance Trust
Isiqalo’s aim is the beautification and healing of life, whilst its task is to holistically develop and enrich individuals, within the context of community. We serve a rural community of farm workers outside Ceres and create an enabling culture, by focusing on family development, life-skills training, spiritual enrichment, and various educational projects.
Imagine a township restored to a fully healthy, functioning community that needs no further outside assistance. This is iThemba Projects’ goal, to see the highest HIV infected community in the world restored, so that it can be used as an example to restore other communities across South Africa.
Khula Development Group
Khula reintegrates primary school children, at risk of dropping out, back into the school system through reintegration, In-school support and primary caregivers programmes. A whole-school approach is followed in the Promoting School Attendance programme. Khula aims to create awareness amongst the greater community of the risk of not being involved.
Learn to Earn
Learn to Earn is dedicated to eradicating unemployment and other legacies of injustice in South Africa through its market-related skills development and job creation projects. The goal is for graduates to leave empowered and changed – socially, economically, emotionally and spiritually.
Life Child International Trust
Life Child International Trust, based in Southern Africa, reaches out to orphaned and vulnerable children through Early Childhood Development Programs in Schools, Preschools, Children’s Villages and Safe Homes, in order to help restore communities.
The Light Trust provides financial support, as well as strategic and operational assistance, to Christian organisations that focus on uplifting the poor, marginalized and oppressed in South Africa.
Living Network Crisis Centre
The Living Network Crisis Centre helps people in need in the Bellville (Cape Town) area, by meeting basic needs and providing skills development through utilising community networks.
Lungisisa Indlela Village (“LIV”)
LIV Village provides holistic residential care for orphaned and vulnerable children. Their motto is “Rescue a child, Restore a life, Raise a leader, and Release a star”.
Metropolitan Evangelical Services (“MES”)
MES works towards changing the heart of cities in South Africa by empowering people holistically to live independent, sustainable and meaningful lives through an integrated approach of poverty alleviation, health services and skills development.
Mosaic Community Developments
The vision of Mosaic is to see a South Africa where every orphaned and vulnerable child is loved and cared for within a family setup, with enough resources and opportunities to realise their God-given potential. Mosaic has developed a sustainable, replicable OVC-care model with a holistic focus on both the OVC and their caregivers.
Open Doors South Africa
Open Doors SA seeks to educate and mobilise the Body of Christ in Southern Africa, to identify with threatened and persecuted Christians around the world, by providing practical support, training, prayer and being an advocate for the defenceless.
Phakamani Foundation is a South Africa development micro-finance organisation that assists poor unemployed women to establish their own micro-businesses. Included in the program are selection, training, a micro loan, as well as after-loan support.
Re:New Trust addresses community development and poverty alleviation by providing various forms of educational support to disadvantaged individuals and communities in and around the northern suburbs of Cape Town.
Shiloh Synergy is committed to the holistic upliftment of the underpriviledged communities in the Western Cape. The group explicitly strives to build a better future for children, through education and intellectual development.
We are passionate about restoring hope and belonging to our rural communities. Our education, sport, agriculture, and skills development programmes are focused on supporting local mentors to live value-driven and purposeful lives. These mentors then raise up the next generation of leaders through establishing a mentorship culture within our extra-curricular school programmes.
The Love Trust
South Africa’s looming crisis of Youth Unemployment is a symptom of a lack of quality education at foundation phase. As such, The Love Trust aims to provide quality, Christian education to vulnerable children, whilst equipping pre-school teachers with the accreditation, tools and knowledge to teach at the critical age of 0-6.
The Ubuntu Football Trust
The Ubuntu Football Trust, based in Cape Town, is a Christian school and leadership program with a vision to disciple our young men to be excellent fathers and leaders in their homes, families and communities, and see them multiply our impact across society and generations.
The Warehouse Trust
The Warehouse exists to serve the South African church network in its response to poverty, injustice and division. They work with local churches in all communities, helping them to implement sound, effective and practical acts and renewed attitudes, to see transformation in these communities.
Tree of Life BEE Foundation
The Tree of Life BEE Foundation shares the vision and values of Tree of Life, but is specifically set up to benefit black (as defined in the BEE codes) “orphaned, abused, abandoned, neglected, disabled, chronically ill, vulnerable or at risk children, including children in need of care and protection as defined in section 150 of the Children’s Act, 2005.”
Triga Ventures equips faith-motivated entrepreneurs in the building of businesses and non-profits that can solve some of Africa’s most pressing challenges.
Unashamedly Ethical is an association of individuals and organisations, guided by a founding vision to transform society by taking a stand for ethics, values and clean living. Through co-ordinated, targeted and impactful advocacy and campaigns to advance ethical behaviour, the organisation confronts corruption and injustice.
Valley of Abundance
The Valley of Abundance project, based in the Paarl Valley, unites business, government, not-for-profits, and churches in a bid to transform communities via an integrated development plan, focused on caring for the community, job creation, skills development, and the transformation of the physical environment.
Wortelgat Outreach Trust
The Wortelgat Outreach Trust runs an interdenominational Christian campsite and conference venue near Stanford in the Western Cape, with programmes that offer educational, environmental, social, and spiritual components. The venue is available for use by young and old, from all sectors of the community.