Launched by Sir Edmund Hillary and Sir David Attenborough, the Table Mountain Fund is a Capital Trust Fund that develops and funds projects to protect and restore the natural wilderness of the Cape
In 1993 WWF South Africa had the foresight to raise the start-up capital for the Table Mountain Fund through a campaign . By 1998 South African custodians had donated R10 million and the Trust was registered. The Fund was later expanded with a significant investment by the World Bank.
To date the Table Mountain Fund has invested more than R30 million in 130 projects. These projects range from purchasing important conservation land and engaging landowners in sustainable land management, to funding applied research and supporting civil society to carry out innovative conservation activities in critical areas.