The amaBhungane Centre for Investigative Journalism is registered with CIPC as a non-profit company and with SARS as a public benefit organisation.
Investigative journalism takes time and money. Our annual budget of about R8-million is supported by grants, mostly from charitable foundations, and increasingly by donations from members of the public – our “amaB Supporters”.
We are independent. We do not sell advertising and do not accept grants from governments or corporates. We also do not accept grants earmarked for specific stories or themes. We define grants as donations above R6 000/year.
We acknowledge these 2017-18 grants to date:
the Bertha Foundation: R600 000 grant
the Claude Leon Foundation: R957 201 grant and R34 187 regrant of cost recovery
the Millennium Trust: R1 900 000 grant
the Open Society Foundation for South Africa:R1 500 000 grant and R9 000 in kind
the RAITH Foundation: R954 666 grant
the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa: USD 38 470 grant
Magda Wierzycka: R100 000
Sean Dougherty: R25 000
Julius Cobbett: R10 000
Ravi Naidoo: R50 000
Nicola Harris: R50 000
The Frank Robb Charitable Trust: R90 000
Professor David Tabb: R30 000
Laurianne Claase and Lee Watson: R12 500
Heye Daun: R15 000
Rowan Brewer: R30 000
Russell Moore: R12 000
We acknowledge these 2016-17 grants:
the Bertha Foundation: R600 000 grant and R51 432 re-grant of unspent prior year funds
the Claude Leon Foundation: R1 000 000 grant
the Millennium Trust: R1 900 000 grant and R74 980 re-grant
the Open Society Foundation for South Africa: R2 000 000 grant
the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa: $48 362 grant
the RAITH Foundation: R873 855 grant and R53 538 re-grant
the Social Justice Initiative: R279 780 re-grant
the Egg Trust: R325 000
the Frank Robb Charitable Trust: R80 000
Laurie Slatter: R10 000
Magda Wierzycka: R10 000
Rowan Brewer: R31 000
Tony Cole: R10 000
Sam Amod: R15 000
Bryant Roux: R9 000
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