The vast majority of funding has been provided by the Atlantic Philanthropies, a foundation that has provided funding over many years to social justice organisations, universities, medical facilities, research institutions, welfare services and other projects in countries including Australia, Bermuda, Cuba, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United States and Viet Nam.
Atlantic had supported social movements in Khayelitsha for a number of years including the Treatment Action Campaign, Equal Education and the Social Justice Coalition. As part of its strategic spend-down Atlantic decided to provide a building, a permanent home for these organisations. This grew into a project to provide space for a wider group of organisations and to provide more general community facilities on the ground floor.
Atlantic provided the funding with which the KYCC trust acquired the land and constructed the building. Atlantic has provided an additional endowment which (together with rental income from long-term tenants and venue hiring) will provide for maintenance, long-term capital refurbishment and operating costs.
The Harry Crossley Foundation is providing the funding for the centre’s library, which is open to the public on a membership basis. The funding has enabled the centre to purchase a fantastic collection of literature, to provide computers, and to staff the library.
The Bertha Foundation, which has a strong interest in human rights and documentary film, is providing the funding for the centre’s film program. In recognition of this the centre’s cinema, the first dedicated cinema in Khayelitsha, is known as the Bertha Movie House.
The Trust’s auditor is Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC).