Charity Grants for Nonprofits in Zimbabwe

Cersai Stark

Cersai Stark

The lifeblood of most nonprofits, their primary source of sustenance, flows from the benevolent stream of charity grants. Seeking financial options for nonprofit projects is a regular process for nonprofits. 

In this post, we’ll look at some of the most accessible charity grants for nonprofits in Zimbabwe.


Charity grants
Charity grants


  • A substantial amount of nonprofit income(s) in Zimbabwe are obtained through charity grants. 
  • Exploring diverse financial avenues to kickstart meaningful projects is an inherent and ongoing commitment for nonprofits.


Where can NGOs obtain charity grants in Zimbabwe?

Through their corporate responsibility division, several corporations offer charity grants to nonprofits. Additionally, some foundations are created to provide cash to support organizations in completing community initiatives.  

We will consider a few organizations and foundations that provide funding for NGOs. Generally, these funds are available to nonprofit organizations of all sizes.

1. Oak Zimbabwe Foundation

The Oak Zimbabwe Foundation provides financial support to regional groups that assist the most vulnerable and underprivileged members of Zimbabwean society. Basically, charity grants are given to organizations that administer healthcare, especially to those living with HIV/AIDS. Other areas include rural water supply; special needs education; and assistance for the elderly, children, and women who are in need.

The Oak Foundation invests its resources in tackling problems that are social, environmental, and globally significant. By and large, investments are geared towards initiatives that have a significant impact on the lives of the underprivileged.

Since its founding in 1983, the Oak Foundation has given more than 4,650 grants to non-profits across the globe

2. Beit Trust 

The Beit Trust provides assistance to both individuals and nonprofits in Zimbabwe, Malawi, and Zambia. In general, the Trust gives charity grants of more than £2.5 million each year.

Beit Trust provides funding for hundreds of projects. This includes hospitals, clinics, care facilities, schools, and libraries. It should be noted that grant requests are evaluated according to merit.

Since Alfred Beit, a businessman and philanthropist, founded the Trust in 1906, it has been operating for more than a century. Beit Trust, since the 1950s, has provided funding for regional initiatives in the fields of social welfare, transportation, health, and education.

3. Tariro UK

Tariro UK supports initiatives that empower young Zimbabwe citizens to learn, grow, and thrive. For this purpose, the organization offers charity grants to assist nonprofits and young individuals. 

In the Zimbabwean language of Shona, the word tariro is translated as “hope.” Hence, the organization seeks to cater to young people as their parents would until they are independent, self-assured, and capable of effecting positive change for both themselves and others 

4. Culture Fund 

Culture Fund delivers assistance and funding such as charity grants to the Zimbabwean and African creative industries that focus on young people’s work. Likewise, these works must be made accessible via an online platform. 

In addition, Culture Fund supports women’s communities and also empowers girls’ development. Through investments in cutting-edge and long-lasting creative sector capabilities, the Fund serves society as an active social transformation agency working within communities. 

Furthermore, the organization enhances the capacities of community-based organizations (CBOs) and advances social cohesion, peace, and dialogue.

The Culture Fund was established as a result of cooperative efforts to provide sustainable development answers for Zimbabwe’s arts, culture, and heritage sectors.

5. Charles Stewart Mott Foundation 

Mott supports initiatives aimed at transforming communities for the better. The foundation seeks to create communities that are equitably distributed, empowered, and engaged.

Generally, the foundation collaborates with grantees. This is to help improve access to justice, local philanthropy, and civic engagement so that all communities can solve issues and grab opportunities as they arise.

The foundation believes that people have a stronger sense of connection to and influence over the social, economic, and political activities occurring in their local communities than anywhere else. Hence, Mott concentrates on creating thriving communities where everyone can participate in making decisions that impact people’s daily lives when awarding grants to civil societies.


The five charity grants outlined in this article can be accessed by nonprofits in Zimbabwe. Likewise, these organizations offer an easy and detailed application process. 

Are you a small, medium, or large nonprofit in Zimbabwe seeking funding? Then opt for any of these grant initiatives. 

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