The fund announced its donations for this year and thanked the about 34 000 people who swiped their MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet cards at participating retailers. R2.94million was raised in the past year.
While there has been a slight drop in the number of rhinos poached over the past two years, the country still loses on average three scarce rhinos a day.
And both black and white rhinos remain threatened with extinction.
Rhino killings in the Kruger have marginally declined over the past two years, but poaching has increased in other areas.