About Us

ForwardFund was established as a non-profit organisation (NPO) in 2013 and, in addition to benefiting the community in which it operates, it acts as an enterprise development (ED) and socio-economic development (SED) enabler. ForwardFund allows companies to invest in the development of approved beneficiaries and earn ED and SED points, as required by the Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Codes of Good Practice of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).

ForwardFund Team

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Hendrik Gerryts,

Hendrik is the founder, owner and CEO of the HGG Financial Group, a company that has offered a wide range of financial services to an ever-expanding client base since its establishment in 2000. Since then, the company has grown into a formidable force in the financial-services arena, offering forward-thinking finance.

Our range of services has been carefully selected to meet our clients' current and future financial needs. HGG consists of eight divisions, ranging from accounting, auditing and investments to life and short-term insurance, medical cover, BEE consultation and verification, support to NPOs and technology solutions. We have offices in Somerset West, Durbanville, Paarl and Clovelly.

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Tina Thiart,

Tina Thiart, director of HGG NPO Sustainability Solutions, has more than 25 years' experience working in the non-profit sector – both in South Africa and internationally. She is a passionate fundraiser and a strong advocate of the benefits of philanthropic networking. From 2006 to 2010 she held the position of executive director of the International Network of Women's Funds (INWF).

Since March 2010 she has supported a multitude of NPOs to achieve sustainable growth and development. Tina is also the secretary of the Worldwide Initiatives for Grantmaker Support (WINGS) and the coordinator of Grant.net and the Donor Network of Women, two philanthropic networks in South Africa.

ForwardFund Trustees

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Allyson Kolbee

084 965 1995


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Irene Sauls Kalako

084 465 8315


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Tina Thiart

073 207 9079


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Hendrik Gerryts

021 851 2778


ForwardFund Administrator


Sandi Bobi

021 782 8816

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