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Green Philanthropy Fund

Green Philanthropy Fund

The Green Philanthropy Fund to accelerate positive environmental change in Waitaha Canterbury.  


Canterbury’s diverse ecosystems support a thriving rural sector and create incredible opportunities for recreation and visitation. Cantabrians are passionate about our whenua (land), awa (water) and rerenga rauropi (biodiversity). As we look to the future, ensuring our ecosystems thrive is critically important.  


We believe that future thinking must be applied to achieve more quickly and have established this fund to help support the innovators in Canterbury. Our goal is to make it easier for businesses and individuals to give to science-led innovation, and to increase the pool of funding available to those individuals and groups striving to improve and protect our ecosystems. 
  
Less than 4% of the money gifted in New Zealand last year went towards the environment.  
The fund will support: 

  • Projects that will make a proven ecological impact.   
  • Innovative ideas that could be game-changing in tackling climate issues and building climate resilience.  
  • Individuals and organisations leading ecological support and protection.   
      

The fund is backed by a partnership between Environment Canterbury and The Christchurch Foundation, which covers administration costs, which means every dollar raised will go to the fund. The partnership is a long-term commitment to support evidence-based projects and organisations, across all ecosystems in Waitaha Canterbury.  
  
Donations can be made to the fund below.

Applications will be called for in 2023.   


80% of the Funds raised annually will be distributed the following year, the other 20% will be used to build an endowment fund. These funds will be invested with the income generated split. Some will be distributed annually, the remainder reinvested to grow the equity in the fund.  

A panel of technical experts from across Waitaha Canterbury will advise the Foundation on what projects and organisations to back. This group will be appointed in early 2023.  


03 Gin 


Looking to buy our 03Gin? Head over to 03GIN.nz for more information. 

Another way to donate to this fund with all of the profits going to this fund to fast-track climate innovation. 

Kate Sheppard T's and Tote's

Kate Sheppard T's and Tote's

These totes and t-shirts celebrate our legacy of female leadership here in greater Ōtautahi Christchurch and are a call to action to for women and girls from Christchurch, Selwyn and Waimakariri to continue to act as changemakers.

The design was provided by two very talented artists, Kophie Su’a-Hulsbosch and Janine Williams. The design reflects the mural they created which was launched on Suffrage Day 2023, at 92 Hereford Street.

Profits from the sale of the T's and Totes go towards our Kate Sheppard Fund to support and champion today's outstanding female leaders.

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Become A Patron

Become A Patron

The Christchurch Foundation was set up to ensure that philanthropy in Canterbury could operate in a cohesive and effective way that has impact. With this in mind, we are looking for Patrons who want to be part of that legacy.

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