Donations from corporations, foundations and organisations

Thank you so much for your interest in IkamvaYouth!

We would love to hear from you, so if you are considering donating to us, please contact either Alex, the fundraiser ( or Joy, the co-founder and Executive Director, ( IkamvaYouth prides itself on having an open and transparent relationship with its donors, and we’ll happily talk you through anything else you may want to know or provide you with any information you need.

100% of your donation will be used to help a child fulfil his or her potential.  IkamvaYouth offers high impact at a very low cost per learner. This is achieved through leveraging volunteerism and strategic partnerships. 

With public libraries, tertiary institutions and community centres providing free access to venues and infrastructure, and volunteers responsible for all programme delivery at our branches, the overall expenditure per IkamvaYouth learner per year between 2004 and 2014 was in the region of R5000.

If you would like to donate without any further information, you can do the following: 

★        Send a bank transfer to:

First National Bank (FNB)

Branch code: 250655 (Gardens)

Acc No: 62358572686

Acc name: Ikamva Lisezandleni Zethu (our abbreviated

Swift code: FIRNZAJJ

★        Donate via Given Gain:

★        Email Alex at for more information.

Tax benefits

All donations to IkamvaYouth are exempt from donations tax and qualify the donor for deductions from taxable income in accordance with the Income Tax Act 58 of 1962.

If you give more than R100 per annum, you will receive a Section 18A tax certificate enabling you to claim a deduction from personal or corporate taxable income. Tax certificates will be issued in March/April each year unless requested earlier.

Donor deductibility applies to cash donations, bequests and donations of goods or services.

When you submit the receipt with your annual income tax return, you can get up to a maximum deduction of 10% of your annual taxable income or R1000 (whichever is greater). To read more about PBO and Section 18A criteria, go to the SARS website.

IkamvaYouth’s beneficiaries

100% of IkamvaYouth’s beneficiaries are black as per the Codes of Good Practice. More than 80% of the IkamvaYouth learners are South African citizens from previously disadvantaged backgrounds and described as black as provided in the definition of the BEE Codes. 

Thank you.