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Welcome to
The FACET Foundation
established by Graff Diamonds
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Across southern Africa, we see the devastating impact of poor health and a lack of basic education on the life chances of disadvantaged children and young people. Through the FACET Foundation, we work with local partners to develop targeted programmes designed to improve standards of health, education and well-being. In doing so, we aim to make a fundamental difference to communities in southern Africa.

Since establishing the Foundation in 2008, we have made a tangible impact with programmes in Lesotho, Botswana and South Africa; with further help from your donations, the situation can only continue to improve.

Laurence Graff
Chairman of Graff Diamonds

The FACET Foundation – For Africa’s Children Every Time – is designed to support the education, health and well-being of communities in southern Africa where Graff sources, cuts and polishes many of its beautiful stones. We currently fund charitable programmes in the following countries:


Graff sources many important diamonds from the Letseng mine in Lesotho.

Working in partnership with Help Lesotho, FACET funds a Graff Leadership Centre in Leribe that aims to improve the lives of vulnerable girls and the local community following the proliferation of AIDS and HIV throughout the adult population.

Read about our projects in Lesotho


More than 20,000 carats of diamonds are polished each month by Graff. Many of these diamonds pass through Graff’s facility in Gaborone, in Botswana.

FACET funds a Graff Leadership Centre in Mochudi, run by Stepping Stones International, that teaches 12-25 year olds various life skills to ensure they make the most of career opportunities presented to them, as well as providing counselling and welfare support.

Read about our projects in Botswana

South Africa

South Africa is home to the Delaire Graff Estate, a leading wine, art and hospitality destination located in the Stellenbosch valley.

Providing funding to the Pebbles Project Trust, FACET supports after-school clubs in the Winelands through a mobile library and computer programme that help develop maths, literacy and computer skills, combatting poor psychosocial and economic circumstances.

Read about our projects in South Africa