In service of systems change
We support a range of inter-related projects that align with our mission and contribute to a sustainable commons.
We seed new initiatives
We provide support and modest funding to help new initiatives that are tackling wicked problems to see the light of day.
We support changemakers
We support early stage founders that are building the infrastructure and supporting ecosystems necessary for systemic change.
We grow potential
We make equity investments, gifts and introductions to help scale organisations doing work aligned with our mission.
All of our work is in service to the achievement of environmentally sustainable and socially equitable systemic outcomes.
Our active projects are building blocks in this mission, addressing specific issues and intended to be both complementary to each other and mutually reinforcing. We contribute our time and talents, and provide seed grant contributions to support and connect aligned projects in the wider ecosystem.
Our goal is that this work will be funded by a values-aligned portfolio of investments that themselves advance our mission. We believe that financial capital should only be invested in truly regenerative projects and are looking to test and model this thesis.
And we hold the view that intelligent and intentional collaboration is essential if we are to materially impact the issues that matter in our time. This will require us all to step into active coalition building, collective action and the use of collective voice.
Current projects include:
We believe water quality in our rivers needs to significantly improve. Drinkable Rivers is giving the rivers a voice by providing real-time water quality data of various waterways. We want to highlight the issues and help restore these precious eco-systems. First up: help us restore a drinkable Ōtākaro / Avon River.
Hep C Action Aotearoa
We are proud to help incubate this campaign to eliminate hepatitis C in Aotearoa New Zealand by 2025, five years ahead of the WHO guidelines. Hep C Action’s work is focusing on bringing patient voices to the campaign. It has the potential to save hundreds of lives and many millions of scarce health system dollars annually in Aotearoa alone.
Come help us "Slay the Dragon”!! 🐲🗡
The annual Maarire Goodall award, established in 1997, celebrates mid-career Māori health professionals who are leaders and changemakers in their communities. The award includes an unconditional NZ$10,000 grant that can be used directly in the recipient's work; an amount that could be increased with additional funding support.
Misson / Kaupapa
Supporting infrastructure for a sustainable, equitable and joyous world
A team of solution builders
SEED THE CHANGE | He Kākano Hāpai brings together a number of philanthropic, investing and social change instincts from two generations (and counting) of activist solution builders and a group of friends who share similar interests.
More impact, together
We’re interested in partnering with values-aligned change makers. If our focus resonates in any way let’s work together, increase our collective capacity, and Seed The Change we want to see in the world!