Celebrating 10 years of impact

The ASISA Foundation Trust was founded in 2012 by the Association for Savings and Investment South Africa (ASISA), an industry body that represents the collective interests of South Africa’s asset managers, collective investment scheme management companies, linked investment service providers, multi-managers, and life insurance companies. It began operations in 2013.

The ASISA Foundation forms part of ASISA Foster the Future, alongside the ASISA Academy and ASISA Enterprise Supplier Development (ESD). The Foundation is a trust, registered as a non-profit organisation (NPO), a public benefit organisation (PBO) and a Broad-based Ownership Scheme (B-BOS). Through its programmes, the ASISA Foundation provides financial education in terms of the Amended Financial Sector Code FS500 and GN500 to individuals in communities, workers, young adults in tertiary institutions, and township and rural business owners.

Our vision of Infinite Impact

"An infinitive impact that will benefit our country and our people for decades"

The infinite impact of the ASISA Foundation’s work over its first 10 years is a result of – and a testimony to – the enabling power of legislation, as well as the power of collaboration between partners. We look forward to the next 10 years, and beyond.

“Our ultimate aim is to help beneficiaries break the generational cycle of poverty.”

Nozizwe Vundla, Sanlam Foundation Head

“The ASISA Foundation has contributed significantly to the development and implementation of a wide range of financial education programmes nationwide.”

Seipati Nekhondela, Director Banking Development National Treasury

“The ASISA Foundation constantly asks: What are the learnings? What have we achieved? What can we do better?”

Alyna Wyatt, Genesis Analytics

“The ASISA Foundation is completely committed. They live and breathe consumer financial education.”

Coco Cachalia, Grounded Media CEO

How your contribution has enabled Infinite Impact


Impact with purpose

The ASISA Foundation’s work is closely aligned with national and global development goals. See how its work supports South Africa’s National Development Plan (NDP) and 9 of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.


The power of monitoring, evaluation and learning

The ASISA Foundation conducts a thorough monitoring, evaluation and learning process on all of its programmes. Find out why that’s so important, and how it sets the Foundation apart.

Focused interventions

The ASISA Foundation provides targeted financial education through its five programmes.

  • FLAME (Financial Literacy and Micro-Enterprise) ignites small businesses.
  • WageWise provides financial literacy to the workforce.
  • L+EARN empowers and educates students and young entrepreneurs.
  • Build Up provides bespoke financial literacy training organised community groups. 
  • RFTE (Retirement Fund Trustee Education) empowers retirement fund trustees with the skills they need.


ASISA Foundation: A 10-Year Celebration

Since 2013 the ASISA Foundation, with its funders and partners, has empowered hundreds of thousands of South Africans with financial education. Download the booklet, watch the videos and read the stories of the ASISA Foundation’s infinite impact over its first 10 years.