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Meet Cate Grace, recipient of the Women's Fund award

Meet Cate Grace, storyteller and team coordinator of Humans of Christchurch Ōtautahi.

Cate was one of our first inspirational wahine to receive a grant from the Women’s Fund. The grant has helped Cate interview more wāhine toa, and has also helped pay for a beautiful exhibition currently running in Tūranga until 1 February – learn more here: and go check it out!

A special thank you to @Hotel Montreal for providing the stunning location for our film shoot, and a huge thank you to all of our Women’s Fund donors – you are providing ongoing support to our next generation of female leaders in our city.

2019FY Annual Report

On the 19th of December we completed our AGM, and celebrated what was a significant second year for The Christchurch Foundation.

Click to see the joint Chair and CE's report and to download a copy of our Annual Report.

Andrew Turner, Trustee and Donor

Andrew was one of our founding Trustees and has established an endowment fund to give to the causes he cares about most. Click the link to view a short video of Andrew talking about his commitment.

Our People Our City Fund Distribution

March 15 is etched in all our memories. Within hours of the attacks the Mayor and the Prime Minister asked The Foundation to act on their behalf to collect funds for the victims. The Our People, Our City Fund was launched on March 16th.

We have worked hard to make it easier for generous people, businesses and countries from around the world to support those impacted by the attacks. Read more here about how the funds will be distributed.

Supporting Research for Fund Distribution

To support our decision for the Our People Our City Fund distribution, our independent advisor Raf Manji provided us with clear recommendations which are based upon what the victims have told him.

He has also conducted extensive research about best practice to support communities when they are the victims of terror attacks. Read more about how countries around the world have responded to similar disasters.

$220,000 founding gift to Sports Inclusivity Fund

The BLACKCAPS and England’s first T20 match of the Series in Christchurch generated $220,000 in gate sales, gifted to the Sports Inclusivity Fund administered by The Christchurch Foundation.

Community Foundations: How they work

We are part of a nationwide family/whanau of Community Foundations. Like any family we are all a little different from each other, but share a common bond. This video explains more.

Paul Bingham, Foundation Trustee, talks about how he wants to see our city thrive

Paul Bingham talks about his motivation for joining our board; to see our city flourish and become the city we all want for the next generation.

November, Our People, Our City Update

Our listening project led by independent adviser Raf Manji has come to an end. His report will be presented to our trustees later this month. Click for more information.

Sport Inclusion Fund Launched

New Zealand Cricket, along with their event partners, have generously gifted gate takings from today's (1/11/2019) T20 match against England to our new Fund.

North America programme begins

In late October 2019 we began our activities in the USA and Canada.

Why does ChristchurchNZ partner with us?

Joanna Norris, CEO of ChristchurchNZ, explains the benefits of partnering with the Christchurch Foundation.

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