Corruption, whether in the public or private sector, affects all of us. It colours our world and other nations’ perceptions of us. We all need to do our bit to stop corruption.

As a non-profit organisation, Corruption Watch relies on our many friends and funders to enable us to do our work, to fight corruption, and to hold leaders accountable for their actions. This vital work we do would not be possible without the generous backing of our funders and supporters, whom we thank for their assistance, both financial and logistical.

Our funders range from charities and international foundations that focus on social development, to non-governmental organisations, advocacy groups and private sector companies operating in a variety of industries. Among them we count law firms, hosts of organisations, as well as private individuals. Through their help, we are able to tackle an issue that is core to the economic and social wellbeing of South Africa.

We have also received significant donations in kind from a number of law firms, auditing firms, media groups, development agencies and individuals.

Our sources of funding, and the ways in which we use that funding, are completely transparent. Download our audited financial statements for:

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Our funders and partners

Companies and organisations that support Corruption Watch. The list is current as of December 2015.

Bertha Foundation – Bertha Foundation supports activists, storytellers and lawyers that are working to bring about social and economic justice, and human rights for all. Bertha envisions a society in which activists build collective power, stories come from many different voices and law is used as a tool for justice. While powerful on their own, Bertha has learned that – if given the resources to connect and collaborate – their combined power is much greater than the sum of its parts. Bertha creates and responds to opportunities for their network to work together and exchange strategies to amplify.

Claude Leon Foundation – The Claude Leon Foundation is a charitable trust established in 1963. It works in the fields of education, human rights and youth development. The foundation supports non-governmental organisations that are at the forefront of defending democracy and better education in South Africa, and promoting good governance and effective service delivery.

Ford Foundation – The Ford Foundation is an independent nonprofit, non-governmental organisation that supports visionary leaders and organisations on the frontlines of social change. The foundation encourages initiatives by those living and working closest to where problems are located; promotes collaboration among the non-profit, government and business sectors, and strives to ensure participation by men and women from diverse communities and all levels of society.

Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) – Since 2014, the contribution of the GIZ in the partnership with Corruption Watch has been in the form of technical assistance and training. GIZ assists the German government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation.

Heinrich Böll Stiftung (HBS) – The Heinrich Böll Foundation (HBF) is a political institution affiliated to, but independent from, the German Green Party. The Foundation’s foremost task is to support citizen participation that seeks to deepen democracy and social justice. This includes advocacy and action to uphold human rights, promote pro-poor development that is environmentally sustainable, realise gender equality as well as protect the freedom of individuals against excessive state and economic power. The foundation works in more than 30 countries worldwide.

Hivos – The Human Institute for Co-operation with Developing Countries (Hivos) is an international development organisation guided by humanist values. Together with local civil society organisations in developing countries, Hivos wants to contribute to a free, fair and sustainable world.

The Indigo Trust – The Indigo Trust is a UK-based grant-making foundation that funds technology-driven projects to bring about social change, largely in African countries. The Trust focuses mainly on innovation, transparency, accountability and citizen empowerment. We believe the best solutions to Africa’s challenges will be devised by Africans. Therefore, we also support technology innovation hubs across the continent, with the aim of having a catalytic effect on the number and quality of projects being developed in-country.

The Joffe Charitable Trust – The Joffe Charitable Trust (set up by Joel and Vanetta Joffe in 1968) supports development in the developing world, primarily in anglophone sub-Saharan Africa.

Millennium Trust – The Millennium Trust is a private and independent trust that supports innovative approaches to highquality education in low income communities, sustaining and inclusive economic growth and independent democratic institutions in South Africa. The trust also supports efforts to celebrate what is good and exciting about South Africa.

Oppenheimer Memorial Trust – Established in 1958 by the late Harry Oppenheimer, the Oppenheimer Memorial Trust has a long tradition of investing in education. It also supports the arts as well as public benefit organisations that are actively engaged in cutting-edge policy work and social justice initiatives.

Open Society Foundation – Open Society Foundation for South Africa is part of the international Soros Foundations Network. It is a grant-making foundation that encourages inter alia new approaches to an open society in South Africa, supporting activities in the fields of human rights, public and private sector accountability, justice, information and expression.

Prosperity Fund Programme – The Prosperity Fund is the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s (FCO) dedicated annual fund supporting prosperity work overseas. Through targeted projects, it aims to support the conditions for global and UK growth: Openness, Sustainability, Opportunity and Reputation.

Raith Foundation – The Raith Foundation aims to further a just and fair society in which the state and the private sector are both held accountable for their actions. Since 2010, the Foundation has implemented a social justice programme that supports projects that provide access to justice for marginalised people, improve governance and promote accountability through the media and citizen participation.

Sigrid Rausing Trust – The Sigrid Rausing Trust is a grant-making foundation that focuses on supporting human rights globally. Since being founded by Sigrid Rausing in 1995, the trust has donated approximately £250 million to human rights organisations worldwide.

Transparency International – Transparency International was founded in 1993 and is a global movement that monitors and publicises corporate and political corruption in international development.

Last updated: 19.03.2016

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