The Stevenson Foundation is the Stevenson family’s long-standing vehicle for it’s many charitable activities.
The Stevenson Foundations main focus is in the Auckland region, and in particular South Auckland, where the Stevenson family have worked for generations with various business activities.
How we started
The Stevenson family’s charitable work took the form of a Charitable Trust established in 1961 by Sir William and Lady Ruby Stevenson. They were active philanthropists and the generations that have followed have worked hard to carry on this tradition.
Our first major partnership was with, what is now known as, the Auckland University Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences. An enduring focus has been the family’s interest in medicine and health and we are especially proud of our work in funding research in the areas of ophthalmology, orthopedic and plastic and reconstructive surgery.
What we do
As a family and organisation we feel very fortunate to be in a position to be able to support and assist causes that are important to us as a family. We have had over 50 years of giving and our philosophy is to give a hand up along the way, giving people and communities the financial support and tools they need to meet their objectives and find solutions to their problems.
The Foundation prioritises community groups near Stevenson business sites, causes the family is concerned with, or where we have a history of support.
Our support ranges from small charitable donations to community groups to larger long term projects with major institutions.
Who we are
We are a family team made up of two Trustees and our Chair is Robin Stevenson. We are passionate about families, and are actively involved in investing in our community to achieve real and lasting impact.
What we fund
The Stevenson Foundation has chosen to concentrate on our core community Auckland, and in particular South Auckland . We focus our investment on providing support for communities and organisations working to improve, empower and enrich the lives of children, young people, families and communities.
Our long standing relationships are with the Auckland War Memorial Museum, University of Auckland Medical School, Springboard Trust and the Auckland Helicopter Rescue Trust to name a few.