Nation Builder
Two Strategic Focusses:

Facilitating a membership network of like-minded orginisations working in the social impact sector.

Consulting on and managing effective social investments for corporates, trusts, foundations and philanthropists.

1. Membership Network

A Community of Nation
Builders Achieving
Collective Impact

Nation Builder unites, empowers, connects and equips a membership of social investors and nonprofits to have a unified and effective social impact.

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How it works

A collaborative

Nation Builder facilitates a thriving and unique membership network consisting of numerous social investors and nonprofits in South Africa.

THREE PILLARS serve as the bedrock of our collective efforts, where these like-minded organisations join hands to co-create, contribute to, and benefit from a collective effort to activate and enable social change.

3 Pillars of Impact

Drawing from our pillars, we co-labour and co-create offerings with and for our members:

Member Testimonials

Stories of

“I have benefited greatly from being a member and after five years of being part of the network I am able to stand firm as a nonprofit in the Cape Winelands. Working full time in the upliftment of communities can wear you down, but then I know they are there to pick me up and support me to continue in the good work.”

Gerrit Le Roux
Elevation Programme

“As a nonprofit, we are incredibly grateful for the unwavering support from Nation Builder. Their commitment to bringing like-minded role players together in our sector has been nothing short of remarkable. The resources they made available have enabled our organisation to make an even more significant, tangible impact in the lives of those we serve…”

We have benefited from leadership development, initiatives celebrating inspirational women in leadership, critical training, and knowledge shared to empower our team with best practices for the nonprofit industry. They are a true, compassionate partner in our mission, going far beyond financial support.

Meyer Conradie

“Valcare/Nation Builder first partnered with Community Keepers in 2019 and cut the ribbon to our new counselling facility at Wemmershoek Primary in 2020. In 2021, they agreed to extend their support to 3 more schools, namely Kylemore Secondary, PC Petersen and Klapmuts Primary, impacting the lives of 3 500 learners, their educators and parents…”

The Valcare/Nation Builder grant was spread across a range of services, including the destigmatisation of mental health and help-seeking behaviour, crisis interventions, professional therapy, life skills workshops, gender-based violence interventions and anti-bullying campaigns, professional development for educators and positive parenting campaigns for caregivers and guardians. Aside from their investment in our work, Valcare invests in our organisation through training opportunities, mentoring and facilitating introductions into their network. Valcare/Nation Builder have strong one-on-one relationships with a number of individuals in our team; they know us personally, and during the challenging months of the Covid pandemic, while we were focused on calling our beneficiaries to check on their welfare, Valcare were the ones calling us – truly caring for the caregivers. Valcare/Nation Builder has led the way with impact measuring and reporting and was a key enabler in helping us secure a new funder, which saw us double the organisation’s size last year. We are privileged to be part of their network and wish them all the best in this new chapter of building our nation.

Meriel Bartlett
Community Keepers

Making a

Celebrating social investors that make a real difference in their community



2. Investment Partners

Powerful collective effort to make an Actual Impact

Nation Builder partners with investors to ensure meaningful impact through strategic partnerships and purpose-driven initiatives.

Managing Social Investment

Nation Builder offers specialised CSI consultation and fund management services. We understand that social investors are becoming more discerning in their investments, seeking real and measurable impact and collaborative partnerships. We value the importance of responsible resource allocation, and our team works diligently to ensure that funds are strategically directed to initiatives that will achieve the greatest impact.

Social investors are invited to invest directly in Nation Builder. Our investors contribute to the future of the social sector-one that is marked by professionalism and standardisation, where South African nonprofits become resilient through support and collaboration. Together, we can make a tangible difference across multiple development areas, ultimately improving the lives of hundreds of thousands of beneficiaries.

Our Track Record


years of combined experience



in donations and funding distributed



certificates for tax exemptions



B-BBEE SED compliant



organisations funded to date



int. verification for governance


How it works

The Investment

Nation Builder manages funds and channels them to nonprofit organisations in our membership network.

Investors & Members

Nation Builder facilitates a nonprofit and social investor membership network of hundreds of like-minded organisations across South Africa who are focused on collaboration and collective impact.

Funding Application

Nation Builder coordinates a funding application process for members that is aligned and specific to the Social Investors’ values, strategy, and interests. This falls within an overarching collective impact strategy of mutually reinforcing initiatives.

Partner Selection

Through a strict due diligence and vetting process, potential partners are presented to the Social Investor for final approval with guidance and advice from Nation Builder, based on the potential for the greatest impact.

Monitoring, Evaluation + Support

We measure everything. All funds are professionally managed through a rigorous and unique monitoring, evaluation and reporting process, that includes organisational development plans. By providing guidance and capacity building, Nation Builder ensures funds work as hard as they can for the investor, further amplifying impact.


We are committed to transparent practices and accurate reporting to demonstrate to our investors the tangible impact of their contributions.

Collective Impact

Our collective impact is strengthened through collaboration with social investors and nonprofits toward shared objectives, harnessing co-created resources and knowledge.

Lasting relationships

Investment Partners

Get Involved

Make an Impact

Become an Investment Partner

Join a wide range of social investors to make an actual change.

Become a Member

Join our network of social investors + nonprofits to collaborate, share knowledge, and access co-created resources to amplify our collective social impact.

Make a Donation

We welcome financial and in-kind donations such as services and goods.