Hollywoodbets has been investing in the lives of South Africans since 2012, through the My Community Programme. Having significantly increased our Corporate Social Investment over the years, having our very own non-profit organisation was the next step.
In 2021, the Hollywood Foundation was established, with the goal to play an even bigger role in the communities within which we operate. We are on a mission to bring Hope and to work with as many people as possible to make a sustainable impact.
A total of 890 charitable organisations received donations in 2021 which ranged across old age homes, children’s home, schools and many more. On top of that, we furthered our support towards the growth and development of small local business within South Africa. We created a brighter future for 91 SMMEs by helping them reach their career goals through various means such as financial contributions and investments in equipment.
Educational growth and development form an integral part of the Hollywood Foundation as we continue to invest in the youth of South Africa. At the start of 2021, we formed our Back to School campaign which injected R2.5 million across 207 local schools. Over R7.5 million was also invested in bursary funding with The Future is Bright project, which included partnerships with Nomzamo Mbatha’s Lighthouse Foundation and well-known radio stations. A total of 208 students in the country were also able to receive financial support for their studies.
Developing grassroots sports teams is another key focus area for the Foundation. Our support extends further across multiple sporting codes, including soccer, cricket, rugby and netball. In 2021, the Foundation supported 141 developing sports teams around the country and donations included sporting kits, equipment and more.
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit our country, it had a devastating effect on many families in South Africa. As an organisation, we stood up to do our part by providing 5 570 COVID-19 relief parcels that included personal protective equipment and helped feed 22 280 South Africans in need; this was achieved through our partnerships with 72 organisations.
Our local communities face challenges daily. We need to stand united, show compassion, kindness and how powerful giving HOPE can be!
Our Pillars of Hope
The vision of the Hollywood Foundation is to tackle various social issues that are affecting South African citizens by offering them hope through a meaningful contribution.
The Hollywood Foundations’ goal is to provide hope to our local communities by working together to bring about sustainable impact.