Welcome to a platform where vision meets Youth Employment & Local Economic growth.  Our organisation was founded in 2014 by Jacques van Heerden who is a Professional Leadership and Business Coach.  The Foundation gives unemployed youth (18-22 years old) the hope of a brighter future through its “Grassroots” Internship Programme that offers practical work experience and potential full-time employment. [Read more]

WAYS TO DONATE

Any donation today will support our vision:

  • To create permanent employment for 100 000 youth by 2030
  • To raise the average household income in our target communities to a minimum of R17 000 per month by:
    -   Growing local economies through SME sustainability, growth and resilience
    -   Sponsoring programmes that foster interdependent business communities that co-create strategies for success.

MORE WAYS TO GET INVOLVED

Become a participating company

As an SME you have the opportunity to help a profiled candidate intern gain work experience within your business over a period of 6 months. To see if you are eligible for having one our interns placed in your growing company see the criteria in the application form.

Sponsor an Intern

With just a small donation  you can contribute towards the costs of the 6-month internship programme for one unemployed youth in eligible SMEs.

Become a candidate for Internship

The Gryphon Foundation aims to create permanent employment for 100 000 youth by 2030.  If your application is successful, your name will be added to a database of eligible candidates for a sponsored 6-month internship within a local enterprise.  The information you provide is private and confidential.   If you are still interested, start your journey today by filling in the online application form.

Form part of the Gryphon Foundation

Volunteer and join a cohort of coaches, mentors, counsellors, and consultants to offer support to our targeted beneficiaries. If you are passionate about making a difference towards building a thriving economy fill in an online application form.

Become a participating company

As an SME you have the opportunity to help a profiled candidate intern gain work experience within your business over period of 6 months. To see if you are eligible for having one our interns placed in your growing company see the criteria in the application form.

Sponsor an intern

With just a small donation  you can contribute towards the costs of the 6-month internship programme for one unemployed youth in eligible SMEs.

Become a candidate for Internship

The Gryphon Foundation aims to create permanent employment for 100 000 youth by 2030.  If your application is successful, your name will be added to a database of eligible candidates for a sponsored 6-month internship within a local enterprise.  The information you provide is private and confidential.   If you are still interested, start your journey today by filling in the online application form.

 

 

Form part of the gryphon institute

Volunteer and join a cohort of coaches, mentors, counsellors, and consultants to offer support to our targeted beneficiaries. If you are passionate about making a difference towards building a thriving economy fill in an online application form.