About

The Rivers Foundation was established in 2006 with a heart to help people. It was registered with the specific aim of addressing the unique challenges faced by the children, youth, unemployed and unskilled individuals in South African communities. All donations received are used to help our many beneficiaries – nothing goes towards operational costs.

The Rivers Foundation exists to be a helping hand to disadvantaged families and strives to strengthen communities through feeding schemes, coaching and mentoring, skills training and enterprise development.

Strategy

The Rivers Foundation is a registered non-profit organisation that provides a well-managed avenue for individuals and businesses to donate finances and services to projects that alleviate the plight and suffering of the less fortunate. It is a trustworthy way for you to show compassion, provide financial assistance and volunteer your services to the poor. The Rivers Foundation is built on solid values of honesty, transparency, integrity, accountability and sound governance.

Credible beneficiary organisations that are showing progress and reputable results are considered annually. Funds are then reliably channelled to the projects that they are specifically allocated to and no administration costs are deducted.

Beneficiaries

How Beneficiaries are Chosen?

Each year the Rivers Foundation chooses several credible organisations that are effective and fruitful, and clearly managed on a day-to-day basis with financial integrity. Donors and volunteers are directed to worthwhile endeavours where money is not misappropriated – all resources are managed and allocated with excellence. The needs of our chosen beneficiaries are continually assessed throughout the financial year to determine the different levels of assistance and volunteer involvement required.

Instead of reinventing the wheel, the Rivers Foundation identifies social action bodies that are already doing fine work, but are in need of financial and practical assistance to fast-track their efforts to positively impact society. Worthy beneficiaries are identified through our work in the community. We then act as a bridge between organisations that want to help alleviate social needs and social action bodies that are actively doing so with a good track record.

The Rivers Foundation is intent on serving the community and providing a service to organisations and individuals who wish to direct resources to the poor with complete peace of mind. We also direct donor funds to foreign mission agencies and individuals for the conversion and upliftment of impoverished nations.