Equal Education


Equal Education is indebted to the following organisations for their support.


The Atlantic Philanthropies

For 30 years, Atlantic has made grants to advance opportunity and lasting change for those who are unfairly disadvantaged or vulnerable to life's circumstances.

Open Society Foundation

The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant societies whose governments are accountable and open to the participation of all people.

The Heinrich Böll Stiftung (HBS)

Our foremost task is civic education in Germany and abroad with the aim of promoting informed democratic opinion, socio-political commitment and mutual understanding. In addition the Heinrich Böll Foundation supports artistic and cultural as well as scholarly projects, and co-operation in the development field. The political values of ecology, democracy, gender democracy, solidarity and non-violence are our chief points of reference. Heinrich Böll’s belief in and promotion of citizen participation in politics is the model for the foundation’s work.

The Bertha Foundation

The Bertha Foundation believes that bright ideas, combined with resources and strong leadership, can create profound social impact. We believe in the power of social activism to generate social, political, economic and environmental change. We believe in passionate individuals and projects that can effect change on a local or global scale. We hope those touched by The Bertha Foundation will in turn be inspired and motivated to create meaningful opportunities for others.

Ford Foundation

The Ford Foundation supports visionary leaders and organizations on the frontlines of social change worldwide.

 The EGG Foundation

Wallace Global Fund

The mission of the Wallace Global Fund is to promote an informed and engaged citizenry, to fight injustice, and to protect the diversity of nature and the natural systems upon which all life depends.

The Raith Foundation

The RAITH Foundation is concerned that systemic injustice and unfairness prevail in South Africa and seeks effective and lasting solutions, which address this at its roots.

The Claude Leon Foundation

The Claude Leon Foundation is a South African charitable trust, resulting from a bequest by Claude Leon (1884-1972).

South Africa Development Fund

The South Africa Development Fund (SADF) is a U.S. tax-exempt public charity directed by South Africans who have a vast knowledge of the issues in their country and strong ties to the United States. Established in 1985 by political exiles, SADF provides grants to community-based organizations committed to non-sexist, non-racial, democratic practices and which address human rights through health, education, economic development, environmental justice and democracy-building. SADF seeks to use philanthropy to promote grassroots activism aimed at providing services and resources to communities disadvantaged by decades of apartheid policies.

The Sigrid Rausing Trust

SRT is a UK grant making foundation, founded in 1995 by Sigrid Rausing to support human rights globally. Since then, the Trust has given away approximately £191.9 million to human rights organisations all over the world.

European Union

The EU provides funding and grants for a broad range of projects and programmes.


The Emerging Markets Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that connects the resources of Emerging Markets (EM) professionals worldwide with the vitality of local organizations in emerging market countries.

The DG Murray Trust

DGMT’s ultimate goal is to create an ethical and enabling environment where human needs and aspirations are met; and every person is given the proper opportunity to fulfil his or her potential, for both personal benefit and for that of the wider community.

The Foundation for Human Rights

The Foundation for Human Rights is one of the primary indigenous grant-makers to the Human Rights sector in South Africa. Established in 1996 through a cooperation agreement between the European Union and the South African government, the Foundation receives funds primarily from the European Union as well as other donors such as DCI, Mott Foundation and Care International.

The First Rand Foundation

The First Rand Foundation is one of the largest coproate givers in South Africa, and a leader in CSI in the financial services sector. Established in 1998 as a stand alone legal entity, the foundation has invested more than R765 million in social corporate investment projects, enriching and uplifting the lives of many thousands of South Africans in need.

Tullow Oil Plc

Tullow Oil is one of the largest independent oil and gas exploration and production companies in Europe. It is Africa's leading independent oil company with recent basin opening discoveries in Ghana, Uganda and most recently Kenya. It takes a long-term view when investing in the countries where it operates and it manages its reputation and responsibilities accordingly. Developing major oil projects in two countries in Africa gives it a significant role as a potential catalyst for new opportunities in support of economic and social development.

HCI Foundation

The HCI Foundation is an independent trust, controlled by its trustees, drawn from people across the spectra of social development and financial experience. These include members of the HCI Board of Directors, employees from subsidiary companies and independent experts who are able to add value to the specific foci of the Foundation’s work.

The Frankfurt Book Fair Literacy Campaign

In 2006, the Frankfurt Book Fair created a new key focus called “Education for the Future”. As the largest book and media fair worldwide, the Frankfurt Book Fair also takes responsibility for the promotion of basic education and media literacy. Therefore it startet the Frankfurt Book Fair Literacy Campaign - LitCam - toghether with the cooperation partners UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning and Bundesverband Alphabetisierung und Grundbildung e.V. Since spring 2010 LitCam is a non profit organisation.

Trident Trust



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