The Hillsong Africa Foundation is a non-profit organization that was born out of the charity arm of Hillsong Church in Cape Town, South Africa.
The foundation began with a group of volunteers who wanted to help the poorest of their communities by providing for their basic needs like food & shelter. In time the extensive community needs far outweighed the funding capacity of the church, and the separate foundation was established in 2009.
Over the years the foundation has grown in mission and scope, and is now involved in many community projects including feeding programs, orphan care, women’s shelters, disaster relief, wheelchair distribution, substance abuse programs, job skills training centers, prison programs, and the Tembaletu School.
In many instances the foundation works alongside existing non-profits who are already doing great work, and where there is need the foundation initiates it’s own programs, such as the Tembaletu School Project.
Although the Hillsong Africa Foundation was created in 2009, over the last 20 years The Hillsong Foundation in Australia has partnered with many non-profits around the globe to help the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people.
Hillsong Foundation projects have included education programs for vulnerable children in Uganda & India, shelter & rehabilitation for human traffic victims in Greece, orphan care throughout Africa & India, and disaster relief in Thailand & Japan.
The Hillsong Africa Foundation’s mission is to give hope to the destitute by restoring families and dignity, and by ending cycles of poverty, addiction, abuse, and violence.
Our aims are to promote justice, mercy, accountability, restoration, and hope.