The tutu legacy fund

Through the example of his own life and work, including in the struggle against apartheid.

Desmond Tutu has brought the light of kindness, justice and healing where once the darkness of hate, injustice and cruelty reigned. He has given his all in pursuit of this mission. Now the time has come, as Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has recently passed on, that his torch be passed on to future generations in order to secure his rich legacy.

We should all help

A Tutu Legacy Fund (TLF) has been launched to secure Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu’s example for the future.

To strengthen and sustain the fund, your financial support will be appreciated as we open the new “Truth to Power” exhibition, one that not only looks back and learn lessons from history, but aims to empower new activists for fundamental change.

Passing the Torch

Secure the legacy of “the Arch” for future generations

If you are interested in funding the programmatic work of the Foundation, please contact our Development Manager, Edwin Arrison at

Givengain donation

South African Based Donation

The Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation is a Non-Profit Company (NPC) with a Public Benefit Organisation status for tax purposes. The organisation is able to issue Section 18A to its donors where applicable.

King baudouin foundation

United States Based Donation

U.S.-based donors can make tax deductible contributions to the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation US Fund at the King Baudouin Foundation United States (KBFUS).

A closer look at the foundation

Download 2021 Annual Report

To get more insights into the Foundation, please make sure to download our 2021 Annual Report. If you are interested in funding the programmatic work of the Foundation, please contact our Development Manager –

The Tutu Artbox project

The TUTU Art Box project has been worked on for more than nine years in close collaboration with The Arch.

The Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation, in cooperation with Benny Gool and Richard Scott, were involved in creating a piece of art which reflects all aspects of the human being Desmond Tutu.

The project was named black, white, red and yellow, a playfully loaded word-construct that the Archbishop had regularly used over the years, which also speaks to Scott’s primary palette.