About

Fonterra is a global dairy nutrition company owned by 10,000 farmers and their families. Read about our company and about our farmers and markets.

explore this section

Investors

Are you an investor with Fonterra? Read about our current performance with our financial results, or find information on our dividend programme.

explore this section

Careers

Read about life at Fonterra and explore our current vacancies and future career opportunities.

explore this section

Fonterra in our communities

Fonterra  supports New Zealand communities where we operate.

Fonterra has been supporting the communities we operate in by giving back to various community projects or initiatives.

We support a wide range of initiatives & projects throughout regional New Zealand. Our programme has provided support to over 2500 community groups throughout New Zealand.

These include school groups, educational groups, charitable trusts, sports clubs and local emergency services for a wide range of environmental, community and health and safety initiatives.

Explore this focus area

See some of the community groups we have worked with so far

Giving back to our community volunteers

Every year, thousands of New Zealanders volunteer their time to give back to their communities. The Fonterra Grass Roots fund recognises that in order for these volunteers to make a difference in the lives of people, they need the support and generosity of organisations like us. We are proud to support groups all across New Zealand in making our communities safer.

Giving back to Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre

Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre, based in Canterbury, helps to train youth in outdoor survival skills as well as work to keep their local community safe. With the support of the Fonterra Grass Roots Fund, they were able to purchase new equipment to help with training as well as conduct rescue missions in their broader community.

Giving back to those educating the future

Trident High School used a grant from Fonterra Grass Roots Fund to research, design and build sustainable technology solutions that are helping to get their school off the grid - they have reduced their energy consumption by 33% since the programme started.

Giving back to Surf Life Saving

We caught up with Andy, volunteer lifesaver to learn about how Fonterra Grass Roots funding has made a big difference to his local Surf Life Saving club and community.

Giving back to the smaller communities

Motumaoho Primary School purchased 12 Next Books (Electronic Tablets) to help their small school of 40 students access online education programs including Mathletics - a mathematics program that aligns with the New Zealand Curriculum.

Giving back to Land Search and Rescue

Ray and Craig are Land Search and Rescue volunteers from Whakatane. With a Fonterra Grass Roots fund, they were able to purchase personal locator beacons to use during a rescue missions.