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The Foundation can receive both restricted and unrestricted donations. Unrestricted donations are spent at the discretion of the trustees for the purposes that conform to the mission of the School; this provides important flexibility to the trustees and the School Executive. Restricted donations meet the specific aims of donors who may wish to direct their giving to other projects or objectives.

A taxpayer making a bona fide donation in cash or in kind to the St David’s Foundation (an organisation approved in terms section 18A of the Income Tax Act, 58 of 1962) is entitled to a deduction from his/her taxable income of the amount donated. The St David’s Marist Foundation will issue the donor with a Section 18A Certificate entitling him/her to claim the donated amount as a deduction.

Prior to 1 March 2014 the amount of the donation was limited to ten% of the donor’s taxable income. However, with effect from 1 March 2014 donations in excess of 10 % will no longer be fully lost as a deduction. Instead, the excess will be rolled over and allowed as a deductible deduction in the subsequent year of assessment (subject to the 10 per cent rule). If any excess remains, the excess can be further rolled over again.

Click here for full details of donor tax exemptions available to donors to the St David’s Marist Foundation

Click here for the Pledge Form
Click here for a Debit Order Form
Click here for Banking Details

Click here to download the My Village application form in support of the Maristonian Project (a multi-use facility, including a Home for the Old Boys), administered by the St David's Marist Foundation.  Please return completed forms to oldboys@stdavids.co.za or drop off at the Foundation Office at St David's.


Ways to donate:

  • EFT (see banking details above) - please give your name as a reference on the donation for tracking purposes and please send us either a completed pledge form, or an email giving details of where you would like your donation allocated, together with a proof of payment, so that we can provide you with your Section 18A Certificate
  • Debit Order (downloadable debit order form above) – please forward us your completed debit order form so that we can load your debit order and provide you with your Section 18A Certificate on an annual basis
  • Direct Deposit (see banking details above) - please give your name as a reference on the donation for tracking purposes and please send us either a completed pledge form, or an email giving details of where you would like your donation allocated, together with a proof of payment, so that we can provide you with your Section 18A Certificate
  • SnapScan (see QR Code on the Home Page) – scan the St David’s QR Code through your SnapScan app on your smartphone to make a quick and easy donation – please drop us an email to let us know of your donation so that we have your contact details and can forward you your Section 18A Certificate
  • Givengain - click on the Givengain widget on the Home Page which will take you through to the St David’s Foundation campaign page with details of current campaigns underway. Please contact the St David’s Foundation if you would like to take part in a sporting or other challenge in aid of St David’s through Givengain and we will gladly assist you with setting up your Activist page plus ideas on sharing with your supporters.

Wish to make a once-off donation?
Contribute to:

  • The Endowment Fund
  • One or more of the Bursary Funds
  • One or more of the Project Funds
  • Unrestricted Donation (allocation will be made at the Trustees’ discretion)

Wish to take part in a Sporting Challenge in support of St David’s Foundation?

Set up via: Givengain (contact the St David’s Foundation should you require any assistance with this)

Wish to establish a Family Scholarship Seat:

Contact the St David’s Foundation and we will gladly advise on the way forward.

Wish to donate goods-in-kind?

Items such as your son’s used good condition text books can be gifted to the Foundation for use by Bursary scholars.
Contact the Foundation for the current list of goods-in-kind requirements (foundation@stdavids.co.za)

Wish to leave a lasting Marist Legacy?

Your attorney is best placed to advise you on drawing up your will and how to leave a bequest to St David’s. However please feel free to contact the Foundation should you need further advice (foundation@stdavids.co.za)