Grant Programmes

The Foundation requests that the grant is acknowledged in an appropriate and timely way, though we appreciate that how this is done will depend on the nature of the organisation and the project. For grants towards core costs then please include our name in your organisation’s accounts and in any newsletters or updates you may produce, including on your website. For Capital grants, please include the foundation name and/or logo on your donor board. 


Prospective grantees should review program area guidelines before inquiring about grant support. Inquiries concerning a proposed grant should be made through the Foundation’s grantee portal. If Foundation staff find that the proposed grant fits within the Foundation’s grantmaking priorities, staff will invite a grant proposal through the portal. Once invited, grantees should be prepared to work closely with program staff in refining the proposal, often through multiple drafts. Based on the final proposal, program staff will determine whether to bring a grant recommendation to the Board of Trustees at one of its quarterly meetings.

Application and Inquiries Process

The Pupkewitz Foundation supports a wide range of initiatives to strengthen the education, health, community, environment, arts and cultural heritage, and sport. Organizations in those fields can consult descriptions of the Foundation’s areas of grantmaking to determine whether a project fits within the Foundation’s programmatic interests and priorities.

What we do not fund

We choose to focus our funding on work that we believe will deliver the greatest long-term impact and create change for the future. In general, and except in specific circumstances as noted on certain grant applications, the foundation is unable to make grants directly to individuals. The majority of our funding is proactive and made to Namibian tax-exempt organizations that are independently identified by our staff. 

Please keep in mind that although your project may appear to fall under the guidelines of what we fund, the area of funding may not accept unsolicited proposals. 

Examples of areas the foundation does not fund:

  • Direct donations or grants to individuals
  • Political campaigns and legislative lobbying efforts
  • Building or capital campaigns
  • Projects that exclusively serve religious purposes

To Apply 

Before considering applying to the Pupkewitz Foundation, we recommend first visiting the relevant pages in the How We Work section to explore our current strategies. Also read the following information about eligibility carefully. In certain situations, when project proposals offer opportunities to advance the goals of multiple teams, those teams will jointly fund the request for support.