The Gap Fund is set up as a distribution platform for small grants to financially support indispensable NPOs in the midst of our global pandemic.
Standing in the Gap for our NPOs
Africa is facing unrivalled challenges as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. NPOs play a vital role within our communities across Africa. Our governments can’t do it alone. The Mergon Foundation has a long history of carefully selecting exceptional NPO partners that who have a track record of delivering essential services to communities in need. We have partnership bases in South Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and North Africa.
Many of these NPOs are seeing their funds decrease at this time, whilst the need for their services is growing exponentially. This leaves those on the frontline, caring for thousands of vulnerable people, under increasingly crippling funding pressures. Let’s help them carry the load. Your generous support will allow these NPOs to not just continue their valuable work, but in many cases, enable them to step up and fulfil an even bigger role than they have previously.
NOAH (Neighbourhood Old Age Homes) is just one example of an indispensable organisation that is supported by the GAP Fund. Caring for hundreds of social pensioners to help keep them healthy, connected, and contributing to their families and communities, NOAH had to adapt fast during the COVID-19 crisis.They have 11 communal homes for social pensioners in the greater CapeTown area as well as community centres in Woodstock and Khayelitsha that offer a place of belonging and socialising. Watch the video:
MES and The Message Trust: Juan’s story showcases how NPOs are truly a lifeline for many. During lockdown he experienced first-hand the care, concern and help of two NPOs who worked together to not only feed him and get him off the streets, but also reunite with his family, join in a skills development course and start on a journey towards a meaningful life.
The Gap Fund is set up as a distribution platform for small grants to financially support indispensable NPOs in the midst of our global pandemic. Our aim is to mobilise support behind these social development organisations as they continue to be a beacon of hope and light during these difficult times.
The Gap Fund aggregates funding from various sources. Funds will be deployed through vetted NPOs, specifically to
1. Financially underpin selected NPOs who may not be able to see themselves through this financial crisis.
2. Distribute funds to NPOs on the ground who are effectively deploying resources in emergency situations.
For larger donations, (R250 000+) it is possible to designate funding to specified NPOs. In this case, you would need to ensure that the specific NPO apply for funding from the Gap Fund and then email the details of the NPO to the allocation committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Coronavirus pandemic continues to have a severe impact on the poor, the homeless and the vulnerable within our communities.
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