First Foundation

​”Building a better future for New Zealand's talented youth.” – First Foundation

First Foundation assists academically talented and financially disadvantaged New Zealand students to achieve their potential through tertiary education and prepares them to positively influence and benefit their communities.

Through scholarships, mentoring programmes and paid work experience, First Foundation support students by:

  • helping them with university costs
  • supporting and guiding them through the major transitions from high school to university, and
  • developing skills in a safe work environment and building new networks.

“First Foundation’s work is closely aligned with our firm values and our focus on giving back in the areas of youth and education. Working with First Foundation allows us to create opportunities for youth to succeed when the odds are against them. As well as funding a scholarship, several Chapman Tripp staff have been and are currently student mentors.”

Chapman Tripp partner & CSR committee member Michael Harper

Chapman Tripp has provided pro bono legal support to First Foundation for many years before expanding the relationship in 2015 to also include financial and volunteer support.

Click here to visit First Foundation's website.

See more about the work First Foundation do and their partnership with Chapman Tripp in the video below.