Wright Family Foundation is a registered Charitable Trust.

Growing the Good

For a person to prosper they need roots and wings. Strong roots of security, traditions and strength enable a person to discover a sense of self, grow wings and fly.

The Foundation

The Wright Family Foundation supports individuals to achieve their full potential through education, health and environmental initiatives. By advancing education and spreading knowledge, the objective is to:

Benefit New Zealand communities and youth.

Promote family wellbeing and relief from hardship.

Improve the wellbeing of all New Zealanders and their communities through education.


The Wright Family Foundation is committed to reinvesting in the future of New Zealand citizens where the need is greatest.

Who Benefits?

Society as a whole benefits when individuals reach their potential.

We support organisations and projects focussed on aiding the educational development of all New Zealanders.

Every person has a story – together we aim to create a pathway to a happy ending.

Our History

The foundation is the culmination of years making a difference in the lives of children. For 20 years, Chloe and Wayne Wright have built New Zealand’s largest privately owned early learning childcare organisation, BestStart (formerly Kidicorp).

Through BestStart they make a positive difference in New Zealand society by helping to promote and demonstrate to our youngest members the values of collaboration, sharing, and kindness.

In the earliest years of a child’s life, relationships rather than skills are what’s most important to create confident and able adults.

In January 2015 Best Start was transferred to the ownership of the Wright Family Foundation, a charitable trust. It marked the beginning of the foundation.

The foundation now supports educational initiatives through New Zealand Spelling Bee, Kids’ Lit Quiz and House of Science.