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Another Inspirational Women's Fund Winner!

Here’s another fabulous Women’s Fund recipient! Azaria Howell is the unpaid hapori (community editor) of Tearaway Magazine. She writes articles that range from climate change to her own journey with endometriosis and ‘pride’ pieces that empower people from the LGBT community to be themselves and be out and proud.

She was certainly an inspiration to us so check out Tearaway and read her articles here:

Once again, we want to thank @hotelmontreal for their past support and for lending us such a wonderful filming location in their beautiful penthouse suite!

One year on

Our thoughts are with those who lost loved ones and friends on March 15 2019. We also send love to those injured, to the emergency services that responded and to the residents of our city. As-Salaam-Alaikum.

Our People, Our City Fund Distribution Update

As of March 5th, we have distributed $9.27M of the $11M we have received. Please read on to learn more about our work distributing the donations.

We continue to collect funds for both our Education and Community Support Funds. Once the final distributions are made from the Victim’s Fund, it will be closed.

An interview with Raf Manji

Our Independent Advisor, Raf Manji, was interviewed by RNZ March 6, 2020

Congratulations to our next Women's Fund award winner!

Meet our next Women’s Fund award recipient! Lynette Diaz aims to support and foster a community of women empowerment through music. She’s producing a legacy podcast series focused on female musicians with the aim of capturing their powerful stories before they’re lost. Make sure you keep an eye on her website so you can have a listen:

Join us in congratulating Lynette on her award and saying thank you to all the Women’s Fund donors who are supporting female change-makers in Ōtautahi! Once again we’d like to do a big shout out to @Hotel Montreal for providing the stunning location for the film shoot.

We had a training session with the All Blacks Sevens!

What a day! Thanks to the generosity of the All Blacks 7s team we got to give fifty Christchurch kids the chance of a lifetime. A skills training session with the team.

So many happy faces.

Huge thanks to the #allblacks7s for making it such a spectacular afternoon.  

Special mention to Mondelez International for the post training treat! Also a huge thanks to The Crusaders for lending us some balls.

New youth philanthropy programme for Christchurch calls for applications

Youth Philanthropy Programme, Generation Give, is expanding into Christchurch in March after a successful pilot programme in Queenstown in 2019. The organisation responsible for the programme, Youth Philanthropy New Zealand (YPNZ), is partnering with The Christchurch Foundation to deliver the programme. The Hon. Lianne Dalziel, Mayor of Christchurch, is the programme's patron.

Lincoln University MOU signing

Earlier this week we signed a collaboration agreement with Lincoln University. It is early days in our collaboration but the two entities aim to work closely to develop initiatives that benefit greater Christchurch and the Canterbury region.

Lianne Dalziel speaks about The Christchurch Foundation

Lianne Dalziel, Mayor of Christchurch and a Christchurch Foundation trustee, talks about the changing environment in Christchurch and how the Foundation enables people to give to causes they believe in.

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.

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