The Stellar Foundation helps to realize ideas and inspirations to change a community. It was set up as an independent non-profit organisation to manage social and economic development projects on the farms that produce organic grapes and in the towns near the winery.
All the workers of Stellar Multi-Estate, including Stellar Winery, are beneficiaries of Stellar Empowerment Trust. Through this trust, they have 26% ownership of Stellar Winery in totality.
Stellar Foundation focuses on community projects and enterprise development
One of the Stellar Foundations projects includes caring for and providing to the community. We have several projects up and running in partnership with Whole Food markets and helping and willing hands from the community.
The Stellar Foundation's diverse community projects range from providing hungry tummies with food or even showing them how to plant their own gardens, to brightening up the lives and schools of the children who go there.
The workers of the Stellar Multi-Estate are not only shareholders and land owners, they grow to become grape producers and wine makers in order to become more involved economically in the production of wine.
Stellar Agri will own all the vineyards as well as some equipment, implements and infrastructure required to produce grapes of high quality for the organic and fair trade export market. Stellar Agri is part of the Stellar Multi-Estate and will be responsible for development of the vineyards, employment of labour, financial and operational management and the sale of grapes, with the guidance of Stellar Winery.
With our health projects we aim to educate and provide our communities with the care they need and deserve. The well-being of our employees is something that is very close to home at Stellar Foundation and that is why it is important to us to provide our communities with the necessary healthcare.
At Stellar Foundation we strongly believe in the benefits of sport, especially for young children. We support a number of local sports clubs by providing them with kit, equipment and travel assistance. By encouraging kids to play sport we are also enhancing and supporting a healthy lifestyle.
Sustainable Energy Project was initiated by issuing our Stellar Multi-Estate farmworkers with solar powered lights. The aim of the Sustainable Energy Project is to combat loadshedding problems as well as to relieve some expenses on electricity for our workers, funds that could be otherwise applied to better their livelihood.
Stellar Foundation has several projects up and running. Some already completed, some happening at the moment and others still on the drawing boards. All of these projects have one thing in common and that is to provide and give back to the employees at Stellar Winery and the community.
Stellar Foundation has a lot of different projects that vary from starting community gardens and planting trees to funding feeding schemes at local schools in the community. We also invest in their futures by identifying projects that are close to home and improve their well-being. We are constantly taking on new projects and expanding our horizons.