We’re proud to say that Harcourts has been a part of our communities since founder JB Harcourt opened the door to his first real estate office in Wellington, New Zealand in 1888. Over time, our offices and people have generously created a history of giving through sponsoring and supporting thousands of people in need. Being caring members of our local communities ensures a better quality of life for everyone.
Launched in 2011, the South African arm of the Harcourts Foundation is already making a significant difference helping communities right across South Africa. 100% of Harcourts South Africa sales offices make a donation to the Foundation with the sale of each and every property, and other team Harcourts members are contributing through salary sacrifice and through specially organized events.
The Harcourts Foundation in South Africa will continue to expand and grow to achieve the Foundations’ purpose to provide support that helps, grows and enriches our communities. At Harcourts we aim to change lives and make dreams come true – the work of The Harcourts Foundation is a continuation of this.
How do we raise funds?
To date, all funds have been raised by dedicated Harcourts team members and clients through fundraising events, auctions, workplace giving, individual donations or ‘off the top’ donations, giving back an amount from the sale of each property.
No management fees, salaries or running costs are taken from our donation account. Our national Board of Directors, Coordinator, Accountant and Regional Ambassadors all donate their time and expertise, meaning 100% of all funds raised go directly to the charities where they are needed most.