A South Africa whose youth are inspired and supported and working to reach their full potential as productive citizens contributing to the economic Development of their communities.


To inspire and support the growth and development of young people so that they can reach their full potential of being productive citizens who contribute to the economic development mission


The Standard Bank Tutuwa Community Foundation (the Foundation) has its primary focus on youth as a target group. In order for the Foundation to succeed in the coming years, we need to take advantage of the fact that the “window is still open for South Africa to reap demographic dividend” (World Bank, 2015).2 South Africa’s working age population is high and will rise by another 9 million in the next 50 years, and the deadline is set for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. New frameworks and new ways of working and organising are needed. Alternative knowledge theories are being developed every day on every issue and in different spaces. With our communities around the country the Foundation is committed to harnessing these theories and converting them into strategic solutions for our young people.


Founded in 2016 and located in South Africa’s economic hub of Johannesburg, The Standard Bank Tutuwa Community Foundation is a non-profit organisation that aims to create an enduring, positive legacy stemming from Standard Bank Group’s successful broad-based black economic empowerment (BBBEE) initiative, Tutuwa.

Under the keen governance of an experienced board of directors, our key focus is positive youth development: South Africa has an exceptional economic opportunity in the form of a large number of young people entering the workforce. If appropriately supported and encouraged, they can help us move our economy - and country - forward to greatness.