about us

The ELMA Philanthropies Services is the services arm of The ELMA Group of Foundations. From locations in New York, Cape TownKampala, and Johannesburg, The ELMA Philanthropies team develops program strategies, identifies and explores investment opportunities, monitors and evaluates investment performance, and manages strategic partnerships for The ELMA Group of Foundations.

The ELMA Group of Foundations provides sizeable philanthropic assistance to high-impact initiatives within each foundation’s area of focus.

The ELMA Group of Foundations:

The ELMA Foundation’s mission is to improve the lives of Africa’s children and youth through the support of sustainable efforts to advance education, improve health, and relieve the effects of poverty.

The ELMA Relief Foundation provides post-disaster emergency assistance throughout the globe with special attention to the needs of children, who often suffer disproportionately in the aftermath of such tragedies.

The ELMA South Africa Foundation funds selected programs not aimed specifically at children, within the country of South Africa.

The ELMA Music Foundation invests in organizations in South Africa and the United States that either support youth development through music or provide assistance to members of the music community who undergo personal and financial hardship.

The ELMA Vaccines and Immunization Foundation’s mission is to expand vaccine and immunization coverage for children globally.

The ELMA Growth Foundation invests exclusively in Africa in the growth of initiatives focused on the economic and social development of low-income individuals, families, and communities.

  • Humility and integrity
  • Respect for human dignity
  • Pursuit of excellence
  • Commitment to partnership
  • A results-orientation informed by continuous learning