Liana Koopman, KWV CSI Manager; Zaida Samuels, KWV HR Director; Ivan Swartz, Valcare CEO and Boyce Lloyd, KWV CEO.
KWV is known to be a passionate contributor to social-economic development, and has through the KWV Foundation invested in many initiatives within the Winelands areas over the last few years. KWV is particularly proud of their long-standing partnerships with Khula Development Group and Pebbles Project that focuses on child education and development.
Going forward and building on their achievements, KWV will be amplifying their reach by partnering with Valcare, a nonprofit company who manages large social investments to ensure a measurable social return.
By becoming a social investor at Valcare, The KWV Foundation is joining forces with the Hanneli Rupert Getuienis Trust, Val de Vie Foundation, The Aslan Trust, Mergon Foundation and Fairtree Foundation to form part of a unique collaborative social impact model.
“We are passionate about the development and sustainability of our communities and believe that this “next step” partnership with Valcare will drive a more impactful focus on not only initiatives that we have developed over time, but more importantly identify areas we may not always be aware of. It is for this reason that we are excited about this new partnering with Valcare,” says Boyce Lloyd, CEO of KWV.
Valcare was established 17 years ago by Hanneli Rupert-Koegelenberg and her husband Hein Koegelenberg (the owner of La Motte and Leopard’s Leap wine farms) along with a group of spiritual leaders in the Paarl valley, to create a central platform where donations are distributed responsibly. Today, Valcare distributes, monitors, evaluates and reports on more than R11 million worth of donations per annum with a membership network of 253 nonprofits and 56 862 beneficiaries in the Cape Winelands*.
“We are excited to welcome the KWV Foundation to the Valcare funding team. By combining social efforts and financial contributions, we can ensure a more holistic impact to avoid duplication of funding, or channeling funds to ineffective projects.
“Plugging multiple contributions into a strategic plan that is managed by a team of professionals makes so much more sense. That is why we set up Valcare, and we encourage other investors to join us in our journey to ensure sustainable change that will leave a legacy,” says Martin Venter, Chairperson of Valcare’s Board of Directors and Director of Val de Vie Group of Companies.
*Valcare Annual Report 2018/2019
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