The Professional Hunters’ Association of South Africa (PHASA) takes it social responsibility seriously and in 2003 established the PHASA Conservation Fund. Initially, the aim of the Fund was to promote and directly fund worthy conservation and research projects.
In 2005, the Fund extended its mandate, and its name was changed to the PHASA Conservation and Empowerment Fund and at the end of 2019 to the PHASA Foundation. The Foundation promotes and supports conservation and research projects and the empowerment of individuals and communities, primarily through direct funding and through training and skills development programmes.
The Foundation is a registered, non-profit company and a Memorandum of Incorporation governs its management. The Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors and is subject to an annual audit (copies of the Foundation’s financials are available on request). The Foundation is income tax-exempt and issues Section 18(a) certificates in respect of donations received.