More Community Foundation

EMPOWERING OUR COMMUNITIES

More Community Foundation* (MCF) is a non-profit organisation and the Foundation for the MORE Family Collection group, supporting social development and environmental conservation in Southern Africa. All community projects for social development are self-sustainable, as it is our belief that by supporting communities to contribute their own efforts and skills, projects are kept alive into the future. Socially inclusive conservation is critical to biological diversity and MCF strives to achieve community collaboration and custodianship within all conservation projects.

Our Board of Trustees includes a MORE Family Collection representative, an environmental education and community representative, a NPO and community development advisor and a legal and governance advisor.

The majority of the Foundation’s administrative costs are covered through fundraising events with only 7,5% of donor funds used for this purpose. This means that 92,5% of all donations are channelled into approved beneficiary projects.

*B-BBEE Level 1-certified and a Section 18A-approved Public Benefit Organisation.

Our Purpose

WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO

More Community Foundation’s purpose is to provide long-term, meaningful contribution to community development
and the conservation of the natural resources where MORE Family Collection operates.

WHY – Social development and environmental conservation

HOW – Through community-based development initiatives, which provide access to quality education as well as skills and enterprise development; improving the standard of living and access to clean water. Environmental conservation is realised through conservation and human wildlife mitigation programs.

WHAT – We facilitate sustainable, professional community and conservation projects and partnerships by connecting communities, individuals and businesses.

Our Process

HOW WE DO WHAT WE DO

Community Engagement – identify development needs through participatory processes with community leadership structures and members

Investigatory Research – consultations and introductory research with community and relevant stake holders

Monitoring & Evaluation – monitoring progress and evaluating overall project impact and success through the impact of the projects on the communities against goals, objectives and time frames

Training & Development – programming includes training and skills building of community members, observing and monitoring community readiness at all levels and providing mentorship

Risk Assessment – identifying risk factors for each project that could negatively affect, halt or slow the progress of our projects e.g. – negative policy or political changes

Project Plan – roll out & handover strategy – a detailed plan is developed for the project along with a succession strategy for community handover