Become A Patron
Become A Patron of the Christchurch Foundation
The Christchurch Foundation was set up to ensure that philanthropy in Canterbury could operate in a cohesive and effective way that has impact.
Our community foundation model means that we are actively working to grow all philanthropy.
Community Foundations are the fastest growing form of philanthropy in the world, and the model has been in North America and Europe for close to a century.
Our core model sees us receiving gifts from donors, investing the capital, and then distributing the income generated from the investments to the donors’ charitable causes in perpetuity.
It’s an investment in the future of our region, for everyone.
The Christchurch Foundation provides our donors with quality information to help them make smarter philanthropic decisions that will make an impact. This includes social and philanthropic aspirations of the people who live here.
We’re building our Foundation with a 100-year timeline. Although we know we are already making an impact it will be future generations that will benefit most from our work.
With this in mind, we are looking for Patrons who want to be part of that legacy.
Supporting us, is growing the resourcing, capability, and capacity of the entire purpose sector in greater Christchurch.
Thank you to our Founding Patrons:
Stefanie Rixecker & Amelia Davis
Penny Hoogerwerf & Jai Moss
John Hanning & Angela Bellett
Trevor & Fiona Burt
Roland van Bommel
Richard & Lynne Umbers
Justin & Clare Murray
Hugh & Rebecca Lindo
Hamish Wright & Natalie-Rose Rutherford
Deborah & Nic Floyd
Céline Lamberton & Hamish McFedries
Ben & Anna Bridge
Alister & Donna Miles
Chris & Leonie Morkane
Catherine & Peter Baddeley
Ernest & Catherine Henshaw
Annabel & John Holland
Green Philanthropy Fund
The Green Philanthropy Fund - to accelerate positive environmental change in Waitaha Canterbury.
Pūtaringamotu Riccarton Bush Fund
We are backing an important kaitiakitanga project to enhance the ecologically significant lowland native bush at Riccarton Bush.