About the Foundation

About 80% of the population in the Western Cape remains uninsured and rely on the public sector for that most basic need access to health care. The Western Cape Department of Health has made great strides in providing health services. However, funding constraints, a growing population and an increasing burden of disease limits the capacity of the service delivered. The Western Cape Health Foundation was initiated to find alternative models that will accelerate change within healthcare in the Western Cape, responsibly channelling funds to priority projects.

Supported by an Ernst & Young study, The Health Foundation was established in 2011 with support of the Western Cape Ministry of Health and has a senior management representative on our voluntary Board of Directors. The Health Foundation is uniquely positioned to collaborate with the Department of Health to identify priorities, add value to existing initiatives and facilitate efficient delivery. While nurturing this positive synergy, The Health Foundation maintains its independence, accountable to our donors and beneficiaries, and discerning our priority focus areas.

Donors, corporates and citizens are invited to support the mission of The Health Foundation and to partner with us in achieving it.


  • The Western Cape Health Foundation NPC was incorporated on 27 October 2011 as a Non-Profit Company, registration number 2011/128044/08.
  • We are approved by SARS as a Public Benefit Orgnisation (No. 930046175) and we are qualified to issue Section 18(A) certificates, thus providing tax exemption benefits for us and our donors.
  • We are a registered Level 4 BBBEE contributor.
  • See our latest Audited Financial Statements.

We deliver on our objectives through the following pillars of action:

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