Inyathelo was established as a non-profit Trust in October 2002. Our vision is a vibrant democracy in South Africa with a robust and sustainable civil society and higher education sector, supported by a strong local philanthropic movement, rooted in the African cultural heritage of sharing.
Our mission is to help build a strong, stable civil society in South Africa by contributing to the development of sustainable organisations and institutions. We do this through the development of effective grantseeking and grantmaking practices, and through capacity development in the higher education and non-profit sectors in South Africa, and on the African continent. We also work to increase corporate and individual social giving through promoting dialogue, sharing information, and providing support services to facilitate sustainable philanthropic ventures that have lasting impact.
Inyathelo has pioneered the practice of Advancement in the South African institutional and non-profit sectors. Our application of “Advancement” is based on an integrated and inclusive approach through which organisations and institutions engage with their external environment to attract private investment and build partnerships with key stakeholders and supporters.