Our Story

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Our Vision

Improving lives. Improving the planet.

Headquartered in Ōtautahi Christchurch, Aotearoa New Zealand, and with a presence in Sydney, The Fife Foundation is a not-for-profit entity.

Through its authentic and inclusive collaborations, Fife Foundation supports the charitable efforts of people whose work creates lasting change in the world, to environment and community, and publicly inspires compassion and empathy.

The Foundation’s areas of focus include childhood education, health and sustainability.

Our Legacy

Fife Foundation, founded by Gina Satterthwaite, was inspired by her grandmother Margaret Fife whose hard work and philanthropic values are grounded in the Foundation today, with a focus on commitment, compassion, reciprocity and creativity.

While the Fife family’s roots in Aotearoa New Zealand date back more than a century, it’s the family today who seek to continue the hard work of previous generations, to fast-track actions that can aid the health of people and planet.

We get the people right, we get our planet right

Our Fife team go above and beyond to help make a positive impact, but it wouldn’t be possible without our partners, collaborators and those who share our vision.

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Gina Satterthwaite
Founder, Fife Foundation
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Our values

Improving lives, improving our planet.

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We care hard and treat all people with dignity and respect.
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We believe in the equal exchange of values.
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The best work isn’t easy. It requires determination & grit.
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Elevating livelihoods and amplifying voices.
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Championing imagination and original thought.
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Helping people help the planet.
Global reach

Supporting the charitable efforts of people whose work creates lasting change in the world

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Help our partners build a legacy of hope

We partner with organisations to create lasting change in the world that publicly inspires compassion and empathy. Learn more about how we decide what to support.