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The Calulo Foundation Trust is a registered Public Benefit Organisation, established as a vehicle through which the Calulo Group and its associate partners channel their Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives. The Calulo Group is wholly committed to direct and active involvement in initiatives that improve the lives of the less fortunate.


Our Approach

The focal points of the Foundation are Poverty Alleviation, Skills Development and Enterprise Development. Our main aim is to address the following four “Pillars of Support”:

  • Youth Poverty Alleviation
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Welfare

“The Calulo Foundation Trust is a highly active, highly functional, highly motivated and incredibly rewarding Calulo Group initiative, supporting a diverse group of needs across South Africa.”

Our Vision

The Calulo Foundation’s vision is to be an entity that is highly instrumental in the implementation of effective community development programs that transform the lives of the less fortunate, by providing efficient service, resource and relevant platforms.


Our Mission

The mission of the Calulo Foundation is to identify and support programs that improve and sustain the lives of the poor whilst developing their skills, so that they can later play an active role in the economy through our socio-economic and enterprise development models.


The Calulo Foundation seeks to actively assist in the development and sustainability of all its projects, ensuring that the projects have longevity and thereby limit their dependence on donour funding and resources. Self-sufficiency is very important to the Foundation and it endeavours to instill this work ethic in all the organisations it assists. The objectives include:

  • Assisting underfunded Socio-Economic Initiatives
  • Identifying and supporting Skills and Enterprise Development programmes.
  • Capacity Building for sustainability programmes.


Board of Trustees

The Calulo Foundation is an independent body that is represented and run by its Trustees. The trustees are:

  • Lungelwa Faku (Chairperson)
  • Gabby Sequeira (Trustee)
  • Clinton Schultz (Trustee)

The Trustees are tasked with overseeing the programmes associated with and undertaken by the Foundation, monitoring the effectiveness of the Foundation and the programmes, and determining whether they are consistent with the objectives of the Foundation. Their roles also include fiduciary oversight, and protection of the funds and assets of the Foundation by ensuring their proper use.

The ethos of the Calulo Foundation is to give something to someone who has no prospect of paying you back