Launched by Sir Edmund Hillary and Sir David Attenborough, The Table Mountain Fund is a capital Conservation Trust Fund that develops and funds projects to protect and restore the world-famous natural heritage of the Cape, known as the Fynbos.
In 1993 WWF South Africa had the foresight to raise the start-up capital for The Table Mountain Fund. By 1998 South African custodians had donated R10 million and the Trust was registered, with the Fund being later expanded via a significant investment from the World Bank.
To date The Table Mountain Fund has invested more than R30 million in 170 projects. These projects range from purchasing important conservation land and engaging landowners in sustainable land management, to funding applied research, and supporting civil society to carry out innovative conservation projects in high value conservation areas.
The Table Mountain Fund is the premier Fund for securing the globally significant Fynbos biome, working with the C.A.P.E. Partnership, and playing a leading role in catalysing priority conservation interventions, both locally and nationally.