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A philanthropic foundation based in Wellington, New Zealand.

About the Jester Foundation

The Jester Foundation (formally, the Jester 003 Charitable Trust) is a registered New Zealand charitable trust. It was founded on the 5th August, 2009.


The foundation donates to social ventures that improve the lives of the world's poorest and most vulnerable people.


We support initiatives that track and maximize the humanitarian impact of every dollar spent.

We seek ventures with the potential for growth, ideally with the potential to help hundreds of thousands - or millions - of people. We look for outstanding leadership and compelling, quantitative evidence of a venture's impact. We make unrestricted donations to support social ventures' sustainable, long-term growth.


​​The trustees draw upon the work of Jasmine Social Investments to make their donation decisions.



We do not accept unsolicited applications for donations.


We are unable to reply to such requests because we operate on a referral basis, obtaining information about social ventures from our partner philanthropic foundations. 

For other, general inquiries, please complete the form below:

Contact Us

Thank you for your inquiry.We regret that we cannot reply to unsolicited applications for donations.

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