Where it all began

All Good Ventures is a registered family charity founded by New Zealand-based Americans Heather and Rod Claycomb. Both successful businesspeople themselves, the Claycombs launched All Good Ventures in 2018. Spurred on by their Christian faith, their heart behind the charity is to see people freed from deprivation through others’ clever business ideas. Listen to their story.

Our founders

Rod and Heather are originally from Pennsylvania USA, but have lived in Hamilton New Zealand for more than 20 years. Their entrepreneurial careers began in Colorado where Rod was employed with a start-up organisation while Heather started her first communications consultancy. In the late 90s Rod was recruited to work in New Zealand and soon thereafter became managing director of a new biotech venture. To this day, his entrepreneurial journey continues through his own company, Quantec. After moving to New Zealand, Heather held several jobs in PR and marketing before starting her own successful PR agency in 2004, HMC. Both Heather and Rod grew up in strong Christian families and their faith is the driving force behind All Good Ventures.

Our trust manager

Beth joined All Good Ventures in 2020, taking the reins as trust manager to keep the charity's day-to-day operations running smoothly. With a background in PR and communications, Beth has a knack for strategic communication, content writing and editing, media relations, community engagement, social media and “all things comms”. Immediately prior to coming on board with us, she spent five years working at founder Heather’s PR agency, HMC, before taking a short break to grow her family. Now, as trust manager, she's a true ‘jack of all trades’. From setting up robust systems and processes, to organising our annual application round, to driving communications with our network of enterprises, mentors, muscle partners and other stakeholders – she gets it done. Her passion for purpose-driven businesses make her an asset to our charity.

Our organisation

All Good Ventures is a registered New Zealand Charity (CC56351). In 2018 our founders formed All Good Ventures LP (limited liability partnership). All Good Ventures LP has as one of its partner organisations, All Good Foundation Trust, which is charitable partner. Forming an LP allows us to partner with other charitable organisations under the All Good Ventures LP umbrella from across the world when opportunities arise. This special legal structure also allows our partners to come and go as projects begin and end.

Our funding. How you can support All Good Ventures

For its first three years All Good Ventures was financed solely through the annual profits of Heather’s business, HMC, and personal donations from the founders plus a few friends and family. 
Now however, anyone can easily support our charity by way of a donation. 
Donations small and large, ongoing and one-off, are all welcome and celebrated. Check out your donation options here.

Become an All Good Venture

Feeling inspired yet? If you have a financially sustainable business idea that will see eventual profits go towards bringing freedom to people experiencing some sort of deprivation, it’s time to consider putting in an application between 1 - 31 March.

Purpose made possible

“Our Christian faith is the driving force behind what we do. Our purpose is simple; we want to help people 'do good' for others through social entrepreneurship. We established All Good Ventures to make your purpose possible - no strings attached.”

Heather and Rod, Founders.

“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”

The Bible, Ephesians 2:10


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