WCCF is the catalyst to mobilize resources to bring communities to self-sustainability in the West Coast.
West Coast Community Foundation is an independent, registered, non-profit Organisation that aims to mobilize capital and distribute resources to organizations and projects in reducing poverty and developing communities along the West Coast.
We support projects in the West Coast District. Included are these Municipal Areas: Atlantis, Swartland, Bergrivier, Cederberg, Saldanha Bay, Matzikama and the DMA.
The registration of WCCF took place in 2001 after broad consultation at community level, led by the Goedgedacht Trust.
A mandate for the establishment of a community foundation was given as it seemed an appropriate model to reach grassroots initiatives. The West Coast Community Foundation had to start with no local financial support.
WCCF has a data base of 380 community based organizations and non-governmental organizations active in the West Coast. Most of the community based organizations are small and operate at grass roots level. Local contributions have increased to above 30%.