Cause Profile

The Women’s Hope Education and Training (WHEAT) Trust is a women's fund that supports grassroots women making a difference in their communities.

Through supporting grassroots women to seek local solutions to local problems, WHEAT invests in education, training and capacity building to foster women's leadership and to empower women to uplift themselves and their communities. To achieve this, WHEAT promotes a culture of giving primarily by providing grants and other resources to grassroots women-led organisations that would otherwise not been able to access these on their own. WHEAT supports these CBOs when they need to learn new skills that will enable more sustainability. Furthermore, WHEAT actively encourages CBO's to gain accountability and good governance. 

When reviewing applications for funding, WHEAT has 6 thematic areas that it supports: HIV/AIDS, sustainable income for women, gender based violence, environmental sustainability, refugee women and migrant rights, as well as lesbian women's groups. WHEAT also seeks to target rural and peri-urban CBO's that do not have access to formal funding. 

Our Vision: A Southern Africa where all women enjoy their human rights and have access to education, training and sustainable incomes.

Core Values: WHEAT Trust is a feminist organisation committed to women's empowerment through education and skills training. Our core values are as follows: trust, accountability, honesty, loyalty, and respect.


WHEAT Trust is a registered non-profit organisation (NPO 011 385) and a registered public benefit organisation (PBO 930011542). Donations to WHEAT are fully tax deductible and we provide an 18a tax certificate.

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