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Women's Giving Circle

Women's Giving Circle

Join our giving circle to support women and girls in Christchurch, Selwyn and Waimakariri. A giving circle is a form of collective giving whereby a group of people pool their individual donations and then jointly decide how and where the funds should be distributed. Individually each contribution makes an impact, but jointly it is amplified having a much greater impact in the community.

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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 fund to support women and girls in Christchurch, Selwyn and Waimakariri who are change-makers.

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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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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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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.

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 Christchurch, Selwyn and Waimakariri 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, through an annual contribution towards our operational overheads.

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Leave a lasting legacy

Endowment Funds

We can assist you to form an endowment fund to ensure your dreams for Christchurch, Selwyn and Waimakariri come true. An endowment is a gift that lasts forever, growing over time and passing on valuable funds to the causes you care about, forever.

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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 a CSR support programme designed for businesses in Christchurch, Selwyn and Waimakariri.

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Green Philanthropy Fund

Green Philanthropy Fund

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

Future thinking must be applied to quickly address the big environmental issues we are facing. 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.

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Tūī Corridor Project

Tūī Corridor Project

Meridian and The Christchurch Foundation partnered in 2019 to create a corridor of Tūī Tucker across Banks Peninsula and into Christchurch central city so as to bring back the iconic sound of Tūī song into our CBD and your backyard. Thousands of plants have been put into the ground and now you can play your part, in helping this work thrive.

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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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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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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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Alexandra Shackleton Fund

Alexandra Shackleton Fund

Help us fund a new home for the Alexandra Shackleton.

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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 Ōtautahi Christchurch, and we'll take all the work out of it and manage it for you.

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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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