Donate or Fund

We empower qualified, passionate women to own and run successful high quality ECD centres in low-income communities through our proven social franchise model.

Give to your heart's delight

Big or small: your gift will impact generations to come.

Most ECD Centres in low-income communities don’t have proper, safe facilities, the right equipment and resources, skilled and trained teachers, or structured ECD programmes to ensure quality learning. Because they charge low fees, these centres often cannot afford to invest into their small businesses. GROW can connect your donation to where it is needed most. We can also provide you with a Section 18A tax exemption certificate for any cash donations.  

Work with a partner that’s on the ground.

Like you, we care deeply about ensuring that children from under-resourced communities receive 5 Star education in their most crucial years. We work with hundreds of preschools, daycares, creches and educare centres across the country and can give you advice on what’s needed most and where. Whether it’s Mandela Day, Giving Tuesday, a legacy donation, a corporate cause-related campaign or a special individual donation, our team will ensure your gift reaches the right centre.

Partner with GROW for quality early learning and sustainable employment:

How to donate

Donate online at GivenGain

Secure online donations using any bank card.

Donate via direct EFT or bank transfer

Transfer funds directly into our bank account. Please email your proof of payment to fundraising@growecd.org.za so that we can send you a section 18A tax certificate.

Account Name: Grow Educare Centres
Bank: Investec Bank Limited
Branch: 100 Graystone drive
Branch Code: 580105
Type of Account: Current Account
Account Number: 10011899076
BIC / SWIFT CODE: IVESZAJJXXX

Donate Bitcoin

Step 1: Create a peer-to-peer bitcoin trading account

Step 2: Deposit bitcoin to GROW Educare Centre’s Bitcoin deposit address from your digital wallet or bitcoin ATM. Bitcoin deposit address:  3CTiAWog8GEgQEXuN1h7DYXXQTcXD6R5Rj

Step 3. Email us your proof of payment to inform us of the donation

Good to know:

  • Only schools in disadvantaged communities, with the right attitude and leadership potential, and who are committed to 5-Star ECD are selected through our recruitment process.
  • We are a partner to the ECD centre to guide and support them, empowering them to reach their full potential.
  • We are your single point of contact.
  • We believe that each centre can be financially sustainable: we help centres to achieve this.
  • We assist schools through the often difficult process of registration to ensure they receive the much-needed government grants.

Funders can support a variety of initiatives, including:

  1. Yes for Youth Teacher Interns
  2. Teacher training and professional development
  3. Curriculum and classroom equipment
  4. Infrastructure upgrades such as security, toilets and kitchens
  5. Rewards and incentives for deserving Educare Centres, such as Outdoor play area upgrades, Infrastructure upgrades and maintenance, Books and educational toys, Stationery and art consumables

Benefits of donating


Section 18A Tax certificates


Companies qualify for BBBEE points under Social Economic Development (SED)


Donors are invited to site visits


Equip ECD centres to be sustainable professional businesses


Provide children with high quality early learning opportunities