The MyPlanet Rhino Fund raises funds on a sustainable basis to support best practice initiatives in rhino conservation. Many South Africans want to play an active role in helping tackle the rhino poaching crisis, but aren’t sure how.

That’s why we created the MyPlanet Rhino Fund, to help make a greater impact where it’s needed most. By combining our fundraising efforts, and creating a platform for rhino conservation, we’re able to ensure that the funds are used in the best possible way, through best practice initiatives and good governance. 

We only partner with organisations that show good leadership, resourcefulness and a solid needs assessment, which clearly demonstrates how any investment will make a sustainable and/or substantial impact. 

When you swipe your card for the MyPlanet Rhino Fund, you can trust that you’re raising funds for worthy and best practice rhino initiatives across South Africa.  All the funds are administered by the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) and MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet, in accordance with our Corporate Social Investment policy and good governance practices.


Where do we help?

Best practice initiatives in rhino protection and conservation including equipment, security, infrastructure and training. 

Who can apply for funding?

If your organisation complies with the following, you may apply to the fund for support:


  • You are a registered NPO, NPC or BPO

  • You have audited financial statements

  • You are aligned to the focus areas.

  • You have a proven track record of success. 

  • You are working on industry best-practice initiatives.

  • You have a thorough business case and needs assessment. 

  • You have a detailed budget. 

Applying for funding does not imply that funding will be approved. We reserve the right to choose which projects and causes to support. 

How you can help?

  • Sign up for your free MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet card online or download the app.

  • Select the Rhino Fund as your beneficiary.

  • Swipe your card when you go shopping at any of the partner stores.

  • The partner store will give a percentage (of what you’ve spent) back to the Fund on your behalf. Every swipe counts!


How to apply for funding?

  1. Draft a funding proposal (ideally in Word format) which should include:

  2. Organisation background, profile and focus areas

  3. NGO/PBO/NPC registration details

  4. Summary of the appeal: needs assessment, beneficiaries, detailed request

  5. Detailed budget breakdown (including VAT)

  6. Implementation plan and timelines

  7. Further supporting documents that may be relevant such as quotes

  8. Send the full proposal to the fund administrator via email. Attention of MyPlanet Rhino Fund via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  9. Applications are reviewed quarterly by the panel and feedback will be given on each proposal.