Fully Funded Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Fellowship Program 2019
About Allan Gray Orbis Foundation
The Foundation was created in 2005 as part of Allan Gray’s vision of making a lasting and long-term contribution to southern Africa by strengthening the emerging business potential of the region.
His entrepreneurial journey has taught him that it takes time, patience and long-term support to create the kind of high-impact entrepreneurs that will have significant economic and social impacts in a country. It is from this vision that the Foundation was born and now operates in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, and Swaziland.
The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation is funded by a donation of 7% of the taxable profits of Allan Gray Limited. As these can fluctuate, the commitment is backed by a capitalization fund with more than one billion rands, which was donated by Allan Gray.
The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation invests in the education and development of people with entrepreneurial potential in South Africa. We do this because we believe that these curious, motivated and responsible young people are capable of having a significant, positive and permanent impact on the economic life of communities, cities and perhaps even the country in which they operate.
The Foundation adopts a holistic approach to business development and has three critical aspects: the person in whom we cultivate an entrepreneurial spirit, the practice of developing business skills and competencies, and the context of understanding African and global ecosystems.