Launched by Sir Edmund Hillary, The Table Mountain Fund is a capital Conservation Trust Fund that develops and funds projects to protect and restore the world-famous natural heritage of the Cape, known as the Fynbos.
In 1993 WWF South Africa had the foresight to raise the start-up capital for The Table Mountain Fund. By 1998 South African custodians had donated R10 million and the Trust was registered, with the fund being later expanded via a significant investment from the World Bank.
To date The Table Mountain Fund has invested more than R70 million in over 300 projects. These projects range from purchasing important conservation land and engaging landowners in sustainable land management, to funding applied research, and supporting civil society to carry out innovative conservation projects in high value conservation areas.
Twenty years ago, a target of R25 million was set and approximately R40 million was secured. In honour of our 21st birthday, a new target of R30 million has been set. This is to allow for TMF to avail even more funds annually to support conservation initiatives based within the fynbos.
Join international donors, local partners and dedicated individuals in protecting and restoring the natural wilderness of Table Mountain and the rich biodiversity of the Cape Floristic Region.