Our Funders

The Blue Cradle Foundation is a New Zealand registered Charitable Trust (CC57834) and is a recipient of grants and donations.

Our Funders

The Blue Cradle Foundation has received ongoing financial support from these organisations. We are grateful for their support and look forward to working together to achieve our common objectives of community impact through ocean literacy education.

The Rātā Foundation is committed to bringing real improvements to communities and the lives of people most in need by working in partnership with other funders and organisations to make the money go further and deliver more impact.  They continually work to engage with the community to support and be a catalyst for a strong, creative, enlightened, healthy, caring and sustainable community. More information here: www.ratafoundation.org.nz

Watch the video about our 2020 mahi/work here:

With a vision to enhance lives, Foundation North holds in trust for the communities of Auckland and Northland an endowment, or pūtea, of $1.4 billion. That perpetual endowment allows it to make around $40 million in grants each year to not-for-profit groups and community initiatives in Auckland and Northland. More information here: www.foundationnorth.org.nz/

HansaWorld is a multinational software developer specializing in Enterprise Resource Planning and Customer Relationship Management. It is committed to ocean research and education and supports Blue Cradle in its expeditions and ocean literacy work. More information here: www.hansaworld.com/en/about-us

Starting in February 2022, Blue Cradle has been working with support from the French Ministy of Foreign Affairs, the French Embassy in New Zealand under the Fonds Pacifique.

Blue Cradle has been supported several times by the New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO, in the context of the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. More information here: www.unesco.org.nz/

Blue Cradle has been supported by the Sustainable Ocean Alliance (SOA). SOA develops leaders, cultivates ideas, and accelerates solutions to the biggest problems facing our ocean through the Leadership and Accelerator programs. More information here: www.soalliance.org