The University of Cape Town Fund, Inc. was incorporated in 1984 under the New York Not-for-Profit Corporation Law.Though the years, the Directors of UCT Fund have supported the University’s commitment to enhancing access and providing financial support for disadvantaged students at UCT and in South Africa. More recently, the Fund has helped to secure funding for collaborative programs and various initiatives to transform the staff and student body at UCT.
The corporation’s mission is to promote awareness and raise financial support for the University of Cape Town, South Africa’s oldest university and one of Africa’s leading teaching and research institutions. UCT Fund seeks donor support in the United States for scholarships on a non-discriminatory basis to UCT students, grants to UCT’s faculty and programs in South Africa, the UCT endowment and capital projects on campus. Since its incorporation, the UCT Fund has provided substantial funding to the University through its generous individual donors, alumni, foundations and corporations.In addition to fundraising, UCT Fund serves its alumni and friends of UCT with an array of outreach initiatives. Throughout the year, UCT Fund hosts gatherings in major cities and communicates through social media to encourage networking among alumni, friends and other members of the South African community in the United States.