Vodafone Foundation

Vodafone Foundation is an independent charity registered with the Charity Commission in England and Wales. Since its launch in 1991, it has contributed more than £560 million to charitable activities worldwide, across a range of causes, including maternal health, domestic violence and refugee education. Vodafone Foundation works through a network of local foundations and social investment programmes using technology to connect and support people and create collective social impact in a range of countries including Egypt.

Related sustainable development goals

  • Good Health and Well-Being
  • Quality Education
  • Gender Equality
  • Reduced Inequalities
  • Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • Partnerships for the Goals

Focus areas

Focus sectors

  • Communications
  • Development
    • Economic development
    • Sustainable developement
  • Education
  • Health
  • Humanitarian
  • Legal and courts
    • Abuse prevention
  • Philanthropy

Focus populations

  • At-risk youth
  • Immigrants and migrants
  • Men and boys
  • Pregnant women
  • Refugees and displaced people
  • Retired people
  • Students
  • Unemployed people
  • Victims and oppressed people
  • Victims of crime and abuse
  • Victims of disaster
  • Women and girls

Focus geographies

  • Africa
    • DR Congo
    • Tanzania
    • Ghana
    • Mozambique
    • Kenya
    • Lesotho
  • Americas
    • United States
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • Hungary
    • Spain
    • Netherlands
    • Portugal
    • United Kingdom
    • Italy
    • Romania
    • Greece
  • North Africa
    • Egypt
  • South Asia
    • India

Programmes

  • Applications
    Vodafone Foundation develops unique applications that harness the power and reach of app technology to address some of the world’s most pressing problems, from domestic violence and abuse to cancer and COVID-19. Examples of those include DreamLab and a range of apps against abuse.
  • Connected Health

    The health programmes aim to use technology to connect some of the people in greatest need to health and wellbeing information and services. Some of their key projects include m-mama, which aims to connect pregnant women to emergency care in rural regions in Africa, and Girls and mobile, which aims to increase girls access to technology and mobile and develop digital tools and products that empower girls to make smarter life decisions.

  • Connected Learning
    Through these programmes, the foundation is working with other partners to enable some of the most vulnerable communities in the areas they operate in to gain access to quality learning. Some of the programmes under this pilar include Instant Network Schools, Instant Schools and Digital Skills in Europe. In countries like Egypt, the foundation supports other unique projects, such as “Majidah.org,” Egypt’s first digital platform created to educate and hiring people with disabilities, and e-learning platform "Ta3limy", which aims to develop free digital educational content and resources to students nationwide.
  • Connected Living
    A pioneering programme from Vodafone Business Ventures with Mencap that uses technology to improve the lives of people with a learning disability, their families and carers.
  • STEM hackathons
    In 2022, CodeBrave started running STEM hackathon to raise awareness of tech education amongst a broader group of children and youth who are not in their core projects, whom they teach basics of coding and robotics.

Financials

Funding model

  • Foundation-administered programme awards
  • Grants to organisations
  • In-kind gifts
  • Matching grants
  • Programme related investment
  • Volunteering

Primary funders

  • Vodafone Group PLC

Operations

Key staff

  • Sustainable Business and Foundations at Vodafone, Andre Dunnett

Board members

  • Elizabeth Filkin, Trustee
  • Joakim Reiter, Trustee
  • John Otty, Trustee
  • Leanne Wood, Trustee
  • Maria Amparo Moraleda, Trustee
  • Nick Land, Chairman and Trustee
  • Patricia Ithau, Trustee
  • Rosemary Martin, Trustee

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