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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 by Richard Abbott and Gill Newland 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 maximize the humanitarian impact of every dollar spent.

We look for outstanding leadership and compelling 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.



Note that we operate on a referral basis.


We DO NOT accept unsolicited applications for donations and are unable to respond to such requests.

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