For individual contributions, please click here to donate now from abroad, here from within South Africa, or complete our pledge form to commit to a contribution in the future.

Grassroot is made possible by the generosity of many. We intend to be self-sustaining once we have scaled up, but as with any new technology, we require start-up capital to get there--to build the tools, to reach early adopters and scale up. We cannot offer financial returns--only the promise of helping to transform a country, and, perhaps, the texture of local government everywhere.

We have reached this point thanks to institutional and individual donors, to whom we are immensely grateful. Below we list the institutions that have supported us so far, as well as individuals who have contributed R10,000/$1,000 and above, some of whom have requested that we keep their gift anonymous.


The Open Society Foundation for South Africa

The Indigo Trust

Making All Voices Count

The Shuttleworth Foundation

GRASSROOT INVESTORS (Contributions > R10,000/$1,000)

The Negri Family

Janamitra Devan

Guillemette Jaffrin

Yannick Saleman

Priyam Saraf

Jonathan Woetzel

Anonymous donors (2)