Old Mutual | Do Great Things
  • About usThe Old Mutual Foundation is one of the corporate social investment pillars of Old Mutual, and has the mandate to invest in socio-economic development initiatives
  • Enterprise DevelopmentThis portfolio generally focuses on the development of SMEs in agriculture, manufacturing and environmental sectors.
  • Skills Capacity DevelopmentThis portfolio aims to support accredited skills training programmes for unemployed people that lead to permanent job placement.
  • EducationOur focus on developing maths and science provides school learners with an opportunity to access tertiary studies.
  • Staff VolunteerismOur staff are the visible heart and hands of Old Mutual in the communities. We support our staff volunteers and provide financial aid to organisations at which they volunteer.
  • Vulnerable CommunitiesA responsible society must protect and provide for vulnerable children, those with disabilities and the empowerment of women.

Old Mutual Foundation

Empowering people, cultivating communities, building a nation

At the Old Mutual Foundation we believe in transforming hardship into hope, obstacles into opportunities and tribulation into triumph.

It’s not just about providing funding. We’re committed to creating the kind of change that has a positive, sustainable impact across South Africa – empowering people and communities through skills development, education, socio-economic transformation and job creation.

While we’re committed to enhancing the lives of all South Africans, our main focus is currently on rural communities, where financial support and transformation is most needed. By strategically investing in individuals and organisations across these communities, we begin to strengthen the very foundation of our society, helping to build brighter futures and – ultimately empowering our nation to do great things.

Since the Old Mutual Foundation was established in 1999, we’ve been continually inspired and amazed by the resilience and power of the human spirit and its ability to triumph in the face of adversity. This is what compels us to continue reaching out to those in need across our country.

Over the last two decades, corporate social investment in South Africa has aligned itself with global practices. As a Foundation, we’ve learned invaluable lessons about CSI, the most important of which is the fundamental need to develop strategic social investment projects across key areas.

Our five key focus areas are: Enterprise Development, Education, Skills Capacity Building, Support for Vulnerable Members of our Community and Staff Volunteerism. By integrating these CSI activities into the very core of our business, we can measure and improve their effectiveness.

This website is designed to showcase the inspiring work of five local initiatives, each representing one of our five key areas of focus; organisations that are committed to actively empowering and positively transforming the lives of people and communities in need.

The Old Mutual Foundation celebrates the rich diversity of our nation and commends the countless individuals and organisations that remain steadfastly committed to breaking the cycle of marginalisation and poverty across South Africa.

“Overcoming poverty is not a task of charity, it is an act of justice. Like slavery and apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings. Sometimes it falls on a generation to be great. You can be that great generation. Let your greatness blossom.” Nelson Mandela


Latest News

February 24, 2016 Wow, after months of planning, D-Day for the Old Mutual Foundation's #Journey2 has finally arrived! The rental vehicle (despite arriving an hour late causing me major departure stress), is now packed to the ceiling with tripods, lighting equipment, reflector boards and every variety of camera lens available. Bags, jackets and laptops fill the gaps in…
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February 19, 2016 It’s just short of five years (June 6, 2011) that the Old Mutual Foundation set off on an intrepid three week road trip around South Africa to document our social responsibility projects, and more importantly the impact these investments have had in the lives of our beneficiaries. Join us for #Journey2 between 26 February and 18…
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February 15, 2016 In 2015 the Old Mutual Foundation donated R100 000 to Bartimea School for the Blind and Deaf. The money was used to buy Braille writers which enable blind learners to complete their written school work in Braille. Pictured here is the handover of the writers which took place on 12 February 2016. In attendance were Old…
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November 10, 2015 Old Mutual was the title sponsor of the Old Mutual Soweto Marathon on 1 November 2015. Billed as the People’s Race, the event saw the Old Mutual Foundation do great things to raise funds - in collaboration with former TKZee member Kabelo Mabalane. - for the Kliptown Youth Program (KYP). KYP operates out of Soweto and…
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May 22, 2014 Schools are sites of learning and hope and the Meerhof School, a special-needs school in Hartbeespoort, is no exception. On Friday, 9 May it also became a place of joy when Old Mutual handed over R85 000 towards funding a much-needed revamp of the school’s computer lab. The support coincides with Old Mutual’s 21st year as…
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