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Established by the Kilbride family in the last decade of the twentieth century, the Spirit Foundation provides a platform for the family and others to support the three charitable foundations operating under the umbrella of TSF.

The Spirit Foundation has established an enviable track-record over the past thirty years of assisting worthy causes that have impacted positively and meaningfully on the lives and causes it has identified for assistance.

The first of these underlying foundations is the ‘Spirit Education Foundation’ (SEF), which educates scholars from previously disadvantaged communities, throughout their entire high school education.

The second foundation is the ‘Spirit Wildlife Foundation’ (SWF).  This foundation supports the rescue and rehabilitation of endangered animal species and is particularly committed to the care of orphaned rhinos.  The SWF works with some of the world’s most respected professionals within the highly-challenging rescue and rehabilitation arena.

The third foundation is the ‘Spirit Community Foundation’ (SCF).  This foundation houses all other areas supported by the Spirit Foundation internationally, other than education and wildlife conservation.  The individual stories of the numerous worthy causes that have benefited from the SCF are set out in more detail below. .

The history of the Spirit Foundation is traced to a small industrial town, situated within the English county of Lancashire.  With a proud working-class background the Kilbride family were fortunate enough, via hard work, good luck and grace to be able to assist others less fortunate than themselves.  From an early age, Ian Kilbride was exposed to the good works introduced to him by his Father, such as Rotary and Free Masonry, as well as the support provided to local schools and homes for the mentally and physically challenged.

Please click on the individual links below to be taken to the webpages of the respective foundations and funds for further information.

Spirit Education Foundation

The Spirit Education Foundation is a registered non-profit organization based in Cape Town, South Africa,
offering educational scholarships to financially disadvantaged high school scholars in the Western Cape.




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Spirit Community Foundation

The Spirit Community Foundation was established to support deserving, well-governed and professionally-run charities, NGO’s and other foundations that the Spirit Foundation has identified as demonstrating a proven track-record of delivery, impact, professionalism and integrity.



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Spirit Wildlife Foundation

The Spirit Wildlife Foundation is passionate about rhino conservation and is committed to the preservation and sustainability of this iconic species.
To let them die would be to lose the heart and soul of Africa.



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