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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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Better City Business

Better City Business

The Christchurch Foundation is increasingly asked by business leaders about how they give back to their community in a way that has business benefits, and more and more we are being asked for advice around Corporate social responsibility (CSR). That's why we have established Better City Business. This is an entry level CSR support programme designed for businesses in Christchurch, Selwyn and Waimakriri.

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Green Philanthropy Fund

Green Philanthropy Fund

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

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Womens Entrepreneurs Fund

Womens Entrepreneurs Fund

The Christchurch Foundation is lucky enough to work with an incredible donor, Joy Shivas who has funded the establishment of our Women's Entrepreneurship Fund.

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The Kate Sheppard Women’s Fund

The Kate Sheppard Women’s Fund

Our city has a proud history of women facilitating ground-breaking societal change. In order to recognise this, and to ensure this proud legacy continues, we have formed this giving circle to support women and girls in our city who are change-makers.

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Tūī Corridor Project

Tūī Corridor Project

Meridian and The Christchurch Foundation are planting Tūī Tucker throughout Christchurch to bring back the iconic sound of Tūī song to backyards.

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Shirley Boys: CV Gallagher Trust

Empowering Students at Shirley Boys High School

We are thrilled to announce our partnership with Shirley Boys School, as they transfer $100,000 from the CV Gallagher Trust into a Donor Advised Fund with The Christchurch Foundation. This strategic move aims to reduce operational costs and expand the availability of scholarships, allowing us to help them make even bigger impact on the lives of deserving students.

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Generation Give

Generation Give

Growing Givers. We bring you Generation Give a programme that helps grow the capability of young leaders with a particular passion for the not-for-profit sector.

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Women in Sport

Women in Sport Fund

Women have a special role in sport. This fund is designed to nurture and inspire women and girl’s participation in sport, by providing funding to support individuals (athletes, coaches, and officials) based in greater Ōtautahi Christchurch, to grow their exposure and success, and then share their stories to younger athletes. Join our fund ambassador Gemma McCaw to play your part.

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RAINBOW Fund

RAINBOW Fund

The RAINBOW Endowment Fund that will provide support and a positive profile to the LGBTQIA+ community, forever.

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Alexandra Shackleton Fund

Alexandra Shackleton Fund

Help us fund a new home for the Alexandra Shackleton.

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Our People, Our City Education Fund

Our People, Our City Education Fund

The Our People, Our City Education Fund is a long-term legacy for the identified children of the Shaheed (those killed) and Bullet Injured in the mosque attacks on 15 March 2019 in Christchurch New Zealand.

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Sports Inclusivity Fund

Sports Inclusivity Fund

A fund focused on developing a systematic approach to increase diversity and inclusion in sport, with an emphasis on aiding ethnic minorities to participate safely, and feel welcome, in the wider sporting community of greater Ōtautahi Christchurch.

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Earthquake Memorial Fund

Greater Ōtautahi Christchurch Earthquake Memorial Fund

11 years ago greater Christchurch changed forever. 11 years later we are ensuring this part of our story is never forgotten.

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Christchurch Foundation Volunteers

Christchurch Foundation Volunteers

Join our Christchurch Foundation Volunteer database and be updated when there are new opportunities to volunteer in greater Ōtautahi Christchurch.

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Philanthropy Internship

Philanthropy Internship

In 2022 The Christchurch Foundation offered a programme to help grow the capability of young professional leaders with a particular interest in the not-for-profit sector. It is called The Philanthropy Internship.

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Where It's Needed Most - The General Fund

General Fund

You can make a general gift to greater Ōtahutahi Christchurch and we'll take all the work out of it and manage it for you.

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Governors Bay Jetty

Governors Bay Jetty

Help the Governors Bay Jetty Restoration Trust to complete the restoration of the Jetty.

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Pūtaringamotu Riccarton Bush Fund

Pūtaringamotu Riccarton Bush Fund

We are backing an important kaitiakitanga project to enhance the ecologically significant lowland native bush at Riccarton Bush.

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Help Build Youth Hub Christchurch

Help Build Youth Hub Christchurch

Youth Hub Christchurch will be a turning point in the lives of our city’s young people.

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Tim Jarvis Books & DVD

Tim Jarvis Books & DVD

Purchase one of Tim Jarvis's books, Shackleton's Epic or The Unforgiving Minute, as well as his DVD Shackleton: Death or Glory.

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