Cawthron Foundation – partner with us for a better world.

Water is essential for life – to each of us individually and as a nation. It's not only about clean drinking water, but about providing a safe place for our children to play, protecting the environment, restoring natural habitats, enhancing marine life, ensuring our food is safe and developing sustainable farming, fishing and other business practices.

About Cawthron Foundation

The sustainable management of New Zealand's freshwater, coastal and natural environments is one of Cawthron Institute's top priorities. Cawthron Foundation is a registered charity (charity no. CC28711) established to support the world-class, independent research developed and delivered by Cawthron to benefit New Zealand and our global environment.  

Cawthron Foundation is overseen by an independent trust board chaired by Dr Morgan Williams – current chair of World Wide Fund for Nature in New Zealand and former Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment.

Cawthron Foundation provides an opportunity for you to play a part in developing science for a better world. Donations and gifts to the Foundation help Cawthron to deliver research into areas important to New Zealanders, and to support talented New Zealand scientists.

Supporting our future

We need your help to provide a better world for you, your future and future generations. We would like you – as a business, trust, or a caring individual – to talk to us about your interests and to partner with us through donations, sponsorships or one of our gifting programmes:

Download the following brochures for further information:

Godwits – Photo: Phil Battley