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, 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.
In the last 12 months (as at December 2021) we were honoured to support the following extraordinary organisations:
With two new additions to our portfolio:
June 2021 round:
PLEASE NOTE that we operate on a referral basis. We obtain information about social ventures from our partner philanthropic foundations.
Accordingly, we DO NOT ACCEPT unsolicited applications for donations directly from social ventures. We are unable to respond to such requests.
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