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We are the family of Joanne and Gareth Morgan of Wellington and have established this charitable trust primarily for the purpose of reducing the wealth disparities between people. In particular the focus of the Foundation is on improving the lives of the poorest folk in the world and enabling people to participate in their society and workplaces to the full extent of their potential. Our work extends in New Zealand to public interest research and education as well as to investment in conservation and natural environmental enhancement.

The trustees are Joanne, Gareth and independent Charles Purcell. The advisory board for the trust comprises our four children – Ruby, Floyd, Jessi and Sam. The Manager of the Trust is Margaret Mather, and her responsibilities include liaising with applicants for funding, administering our grants programme, and ensuring the Foundation participates in philanthropic community activities to the extent the trustees desire. The trust has no religious orientation although willingly finances religious-based organisations doing work that satisfies the criteria outlined on our homepage.