COLOUR IN A FUTURE

Big Skies Foundation is a non-profit company which aims to act as a catalyst and platform for meaningful, tangible change in often overlooked, rural communities in South Africa, by championing young people's education and supporting their associated schools.

PEOPLE. MEANING. CHANGE.

INTENTION

With it’s roots in the vast and remote Northern Cape fringe of the Karoo, Big Skies Foundation focuses on:

  • Supporting education through academic support and enrichment
  • Developing schools, renovating and building school buildings, and supplying equipment and facilities;
  • Offering bursaries, guidance, support and advice to young people; and
  • Engaging in and supporting community development projects which help people to ‘outgrow’ poverty and build better and more secure futures.

PHILOSOPHY

Initiative

We invite contributions towards fulfilling the foundation’s purpose by way of skills, time and funding.

Transparency

We are committed to being 100% transparent in respect of the foundation’s financial affairs. Any interested party is welcome to inspect the foundation’s annual financial statements which are available on request.

Sustainability

We will fund projects both conservatively and thoughtfully and in a manner which most benefits the individual and the community.

HISTORY

The seeds of Big Skies Foundation can be found in a joint effort between Roux Pecans and Rhumveld Winter & Konijn B.V. to provide assistance to Grange Primêr at Witput, the local farm school closest to Roux Pecans, in the form of funding for basic school supplies and the upgrade of dilapidated school buildings.

Having witnessed the difference these initial efforts made, and with desire to do more, a registered non profit company – Big Skies Foundation – was subsequently incorporated in South Africa, to create an appropriate vehicle to further the work already done in uplifting the access and quality of education in the local area.

While we continue to focus funds towards Grange Primêr, the establishment of Big Skies Foundation means that we can set our sights on more long-term and enduring initiatives that can tackle the educational enrichment of individuals and rural communities more purposively.    

PEOPLE

Big Skies Foundation is led by a team of four friends, passionate about bringing together their skills and experiences from across the agricultural, financial, legal and marketing professions.

All our administration and fundraising is done by ourselves and our friend and partner network, on a pro bono and voluntary basis. This means all our income goes straight to our educational projects.

PARTNERS + CONTRIBUTORS

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DONATE

Donate using our secure online payment system:

… or for a direct deposit:

 

Account Name: Big Skies Foundation NPC

Bank: Investec Bank Limited

Bank Account No: 10012173022

Branch: 100 Grayston Drive

Branch code: 580105

Account Type: Current

 

INTERNATIONAL DONORS

Please use the banking details above along with:

Swift Code: IVESZAJJXXX

GET IN TOUCH

If you have any questions or would like to contribute in some way, you can reach us here:

Email: info@bigskiesfoundation.org

Call: Bob Roux on +27 72 603 0718