Shaping a hopeful future together
The I61 Foundation was created in 2019 by Tam Geldenhuys, who has decade-long experience volunteering in vulnerable communities in Mauritius. Tam identified the challenges NPOs face in securing funds and discovered that many funders lacked the time and capacity to assess NPOs’ needs and ensure the effective use of funds. Tam recognised that these challenges often delayed assistance or limited the scope of positive change within vulnerable communities, prolonging their hardships.
Taking inspiration from the scripture, Isaiah 61, Tam joined forces with five community-driven individuals to form the I61 Foundation, bridging the gap between NPOs and funders by providing comprehensive guidance and support throughout the project process.
Together with its partners, the I61 Foundation is dedicated to creating a collective impact by forging partnerships between NPOs and funders, fostering goodwill in Mauritius and beyond while addressing poverty, education, social justice, and crisis support.