Rule Foundation

The Rule Foundation seeks to advance the health, wellbeing and visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) New Zealanders. We administer Funds that provide grants for activities that support LGBTI people, and for education and research on LGBTI issues.

The Rule Foundation was established through a trust deed in 2008 to enable the funds left from the estate of Peter Rule to be used to fund projects and activities to advance the health, wellbeing and visibility of the LGBTI community. You can learn more about Peter Rule here, and The Peter Rule Fund here.

The Rule Foundation is registered as a Charitable Trust under the Charities Act 2005. Annual returns of the Foundation’s activities are available from the Department of Internal Affairs’ Charities Services website under registration number CC39280.

Today, the Rule Foundation administers funds on behalf of others that align with the kaupapa for which the Foundation was established. Applicants can apply to The Peter Rule Fund – the original fund for which the Foundation was established, and newer funds such as the Rainbow Legacy Wellbeing Fund.

To date, The Peter Rule Fund has distributed over $410,000 to benefit the wellbeing and advancement of Aotearoa’s LGBTI communities.