Engaged Partnership Fund

Strategic philanthropy

The concept behind an Engaged Partnership Fund is that the donor is able to select the project or programme to which the funds will be directed, as well as participate in bi-annual meetings at which priorities are determined and allocations agreed to.

Interested in choosing where you money goes, and engage through tactical input?
Then this new partnership fund is right for your strategic approach to philanthropy.

The mechanism uncouples the timing of the charitable tax deduction (minimum $1m) from the granting, with disbursements and reporting managed by Peace Parks Foundation. Donors can also bequeath a charitable legacy, with an appointed representative participating in the management of that legacy.

The Model in Action

The first Engaged Partnership Fund was established in 2013, with three partners: the COmON Foundation, the government of Mozambique and Peace Parks Foundation. The selected project is the Community Development Facility (CDF) in the Usuthu-Tembe-Futi component of the broader Lubombo TFCA. The fund serves as a financing mechanism to unlock community enterprise and socio-economic development opportunities that are aligned with the strategic objectives of the TFCA and further support the development objectives of the Mozambican government.

“It has been a privilege for COmON Foundation to see, first-hand, the positive change its funding is making to the livelihoods of people where its projects are being implemented. This is not just funding projects, but being involved in their implementation and being part of seeing communities reap the benefits – a very rewarding partnership.” – Board, COmON Foundation.


Opportunities exist to create new partnership funds for, amongst others: ecotourism, community development, wildlife conservation, TFCA business development, and wildlife veterinary health.

Peace Parks Foundation is able to provide for tax-deductible donations to be made in Germany, the Netherlands, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK and the USA.

To learn more about establishing an Engaged Partnership Fund, please read the full brochure, contact the Chief Development Officer, Kathy Bergs at kbergs@peaceparks.org, or speak to your local representative.

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