The FACET Foundation is excited to announce a special fundraising art auction to be held at Delaire Graff Estate..

On Thursday, 24 November 2011, the Delaire Graff Estate will host a charity art auction featuring the donated works of 15 leading South African artists to benefit FACET... Read more

FACET hosts the official opening of the Graff Leadership Centre in Botswana

The FACET Foundation is pleased to announce the official opening of the second Graff Leadership Centre, located in Mochudi, Botswana, on 11 October 2011. The Centre is dedicated to creating a supportive environment through innovative educational and psychological support programmes for vulnerable youths aged 12-18+. ..Read more

Graff Leadership Centre in South Africa with Pebbles

THE FACET Foundation has decided to collaborate with the Pebbles Project, which is based in Stellenbosch Winelands and which looks after children affected by alcoholism and problems derived from this...Read more


Welcome to F.A.C.E.T.

Established in 2008 by Laurence Graff, The FACET Foundation makes grants to charitable projects in Sub-Saharan Africa within the fields of education and training, health, the relief of poverty and community development, focusing on charities which provide long-term, sustainable and comprehensive solutions for those in need.

"In Africa, we see the devastating impact of poor health on the communities and the lack of the most basic standards of education for disadvantaged children who have the right to life, survival and development. Through FACET we are working with partners to develop programmes which will make a fundamental difference to the lives of Africa's children. We would like to give something back to the country which gives us our remarkable diamonds. There is such appalling poverty and hunger, yet with more help from donations the situation will begin to improve."

Laurence Graff

  • Sub-Saharan Africa is more heavily affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic than any other region in the world, and its effects have wiped out a generation of parents and community leaders. Lesotho has the 3rd highest HIV/AIDS rate in the world and 30% of its children are orphans; in Botswana, 64% of 10-18 year olds have been left orphaned by the HIV/AIDS epidemic;
  • FACET identifies critical areas of need and establishes strong partnerships with governments, organisations and local communities to implement sustainable programmes;
  • FACET depends on its highly valued Trustees, Patrons, Partners and Individual Donors whose commitment ensures that the charity can deliver life-changing benefits to the children of Sub-Saharan Africa.



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