The Unsung Hero

The Unsung Hero

“One may walk over the highest mountain one step at a time.” - John Wanamaker Looking back, you might have never been interested in taking a video call or even scheduling any video conferencing meeting, feeling that you might be out of touch with the virtual...

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Houston, We Have a Solution.

Houston, We Have a Solution.

“Whatever the problem, be part of the solution. Don’t just sit around raising questions and pointing out obstacles.” - Tina Fey Houston, We Have a Solution.   At our February 2021 event, we shared that before the covid-19 pandemic, 65% of our graduate interns...

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Re-Energize Your Purpose this August

Re-Energize Your Purpose this August

Upcoming event: Business Nuggets From A Novice Biker - 19th August 2021 at 18h00 Albert Einstein once said “the women who follow the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd.” The woman who is willing to walk beyond the crowd is likely to find herself in...

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When the Inner Fire Goes Out

When the Inner Fire Goes Out

Upcoming event: Business Nuggets From A Novice Biker - 19th August 2021 at 18h00 When the Inner Fire Goes Out In his book “The 8th Habit”, Stephen R. Covey quotes renowned musician and theologian Albert Schweitzer pointing to one of the most profound appreciations we...

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Contributing to Youth Employment Numbers

Contributing to Youth Employment Numbers

The Foundation supports a youth employability initiative programme piloted in 2015 and since then, 22 young individuals have been placed in owner managed businesses. With your help, we could add a couple or zero’s to those placement numbers. In 2020, we launched a...

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Calling All Owner-Managed Businesses

Calling All Owner-Managed Businesses

Owner-managed businesses are the lifeblood of the South African economy   Calling All Owner-Managed Businesses   The COVID-19 pandemic placed a spotlight on how well small to medium businesses are employing strategies to ensure customer acquisition,...

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A Web Filled With Gratitude

A Web Filled With Gratitude

“Alone we can do so little, together we can do much” - Helen Keller One of our group companies has been exploring live readings on Facebook for over a month and, we began with the ‘Energy Leadership’ book by Bruce D Schneider that taught us that “all that matters is...

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Create & Hold Space

Create & Hold Space

“There’s nothing more rewarding than seeing [youth] lives and careers take off” - Gilbert Pooley Every week we discover a variety of organisations dedicated to the development of the youth, owner-managed businesses and households in South Africa. It is one of...

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Freedom to Fail!

Freedom to Fail!

“Test fast, fail fast, adjust fast.” – Tom Peters   Ben is a charismatic leader in his organisation and he and his team are working on a proposal for one of the company’s biggest clients who are looking for a rejuvenated leading edge, marketing plan. After the...

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Weaving Within the Digital Skills Gap

Weaving Within the Digital Skills Gap

“You are fantastic. Reach for your stars, because now you can be anything and everything you want to be.”   – Archbishop Desmond Tutu   The digital landscape has grown exponentially and rapidly redefined business operational models. Covid-19 has cemented the...

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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.

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.