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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.

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.

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