What is the Private Philanthropy Circle or PPC?
The Private Philanthropy Circle, also referred to as the PPC, is an independent forum of individual philanthropists, local trusts and foundations.
The mission of the PPC is to build private philanthropy in South Africa; to create a community of private local foundations and philanthropists; and to contribute towards the creation of a philanthropic movement in the country.
What are the key objectives of the PPC?
- Raise awareness of social giving in SA by bringing together South African philanthropists and those working in the private grantmaking sector to explore how to grow the sector in the country.
- Explore the practice of good grantmaking and develop mechanisms to enhance the practice in the local context.
- Produce and disseminate knowledge about South African private grantmaking to the general public in order to encourage good practice and to grow the community of grantmakers.
- Gain recognition from government for the philanthropic sector as a key partner.
How was the PPC formed?
In November 2010, Inyathelo: The South African Institute for Advancement hosted a conference that, for the first time, brought together local and international private philanthropic foundations and philanthropists to talk about the future of philanthropy in South Africa. Participants decided to form a loose independent network (the PPC) to enable the dialogue to continue as well as provide useful resources and peer learning opportunities to local foundations and South African philanthropists.
Click here to buy a copy of the summary report from the 'Our World, Our Responsibility' Donor Conference convened by Inyathelo: The South African Institute for Advancement in 2010.
Click here to buy a copy of the summary report from the 2011 PPC Donor Symposium 'Power, Partnership, Collaboration - A year in review'.
Find out more about the 2012 PPC Donor Symposium - Shifting Perspectives - held in Johannesburg on 29 October 2012.
How do you become a member of the PPC?
The PPC is a membership-based forum and is open to individual South African philanthropists and local private trusts and foundations.
The PPC is funded by its members. Fees are based on annual grantmaking spend, with a minimum membership fee of R11 000 for 2013.