The Christchurch Foundation

Fostering philanthropy to benefit the Christchurch community

 

 

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The Christchurch Foundation

Fostering philanthropy to benefit the Christchurch community

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This is an exciting opportunity for Christchurch.

The Christchurch Foundation will create a legacy for the long-term good of the city and its residents and provide further promotion of Christchurch.


What does the Foundation do?

The Christchurch Foundation offers corporate and individual donors a city-wide vehicle that will make it easier to contribute to and support a wide range of activities and projects that will provide betterment for Christchurch.

Community (City) Foundations are relatively common-place around the world and many other regions in New Zealand have recognised the need for a “place-based” charitable organisation to enable donors to give directly to their city or region. There are approximately 14 community foundations throughout New Zealand. One of the most successful of these is the Acorn Foundation in Tauranga.

The Christchurch Foundation actively collects, manages and distributes funds for community projects, charities, causes and not-for-profits (both large and small) in delivering the important work that they provide.

Over time a wide range of giving programmes will be available to enable contribution to the long-term good of communities, such as bequests, endowments, diaspora or expat giving and corporate partner programmes. Donors’  contributions can be ‘ tagged’  to a sector (e.g. recreation and sport community projects), community within the geographic area (e.g. Opawa) or to a range of charities. Contributions could also be ‘ untagged’  and spent at the discretion of the Foundation Trustees under a developed set of policies. The Foundation will always ensure donor wishes are met.


How does the Foundation work?

The Christchurch Foundation will operate independently to the Christchurch City Council. It is its own legal entity with an appointed board of trustees, chaired by Humphry Rolleston.

The first funds have already been secured through corporate partners. Some funds have been tagged towards the betterment of community assets and programmes in The Knowledge Centre – New Central Library. Other expertise and funds have been gifted specifically to the establishment and ongoing support of the Foundation itself.

The Christchurch Foundation has a strategic relationship with the Rātā Foundation. The two entities work closely together but have distinctive roles within the Charitable sector.


Our team

Humphry Rolleston was appointed as the Chair of the Foundation in February 2017. It is his role to lead the establishment of the Christchurch Foundation including:

  • Development of a Christchurch Foundation identity
  • Formation of the legal entity (Foundation)
  • Appointment of initial Board of Trustees
  • Recruitment of Foundation staff members

This is an exciting opportunity for Christchurch.

The Christchurch Foundation will create a legacy for the long-term good of the city and its residents and provide further promotion of Christchurch.


What does the Foundation do?

The Christchurch Foundation offers corporate and individual donors a city-wide vehicle that will make it easier to contribute to and support a wide range of activities and projects that will provide betterment for Christchurch.

Community (City) Foundations are relatively common-place around the world and many other regions in New Zealand have recognised the need for a “place-based” charitable organisation to enable donors to give directly to their city or region. There are approximately 14 community foundations throughout New Zealand. One of the most successful of these is the Acorn Foundation in Tauranga.

The Christchurch Foundation actively collects, manages and distributes funds for community projects, charities, causes and not-for-profits (both large and small) in delivering the important work that they provide.

Over time a wide range of giving programmes will be available to enable contribution to the long-term good of communities, such as bequests, endowments, diaspora or expat giving and corporate partner programmes. Donors’  contributions can be ‘ tagged’  to a sector (e.g. recreation and sport community projects), community within the geographic area (e.g. Opawa) or to a range of charities. Contributions could also be ‘ untagged’  and spent at the discretion of the Foundation Trustees under a developed set of policies. The Foundation will always ensure donor wishes are met.


How does the Foundation work?

The Christchurch Foundation will operate independently to the Christchurch City Council. It is its own legal entity with an appointed board of trustees, chaired by Humphry Rolleston.

The first funds have already been secured through corporate partners. Some funds have been tagged towards the betterment of community assets and programmes in The Knowledge Centre – New Central Library. Other expertise and funds have been gifted specifically to the establishment and ongoing support of the Foundation itself.

The Christchurch Foundation has a strategic relationship with the Rātā Foundation. The two entities work closely together but have distinctive roles within the Charitable sector.


Our team

Humphry Rolleston was appointed as the Chair of the Foundation in February 2017. It is his role to lead the establishment of the Christchurch Foundation including:

  • Development of a Christchurch Foundation identity
  • Formation of the legal entity (Foundation)
  • Appointment of initial Board of Trustees
  • Recruitment of Foundation staff members

Copyright © 2017 The Christchurch Foundation

Copyright © 2017 The Christchurch Foundation