Latest news

Latest in generosity news on topics of interest across New Zealand, in the media and from our regular and guest bloggers

  • Read about Community Foundations in the September edition of Lawtalk, the NZ Law Society's magazine - read the article here
  • Read the article on Community Foundations in Air NZ's Kia Ora magazine, September 2022 - read the article here
  • See Community Foundations featured on TVNZ's Seven Sharp, August 2022 - watch the story here
  • See 'Community Foundations on a fast-track to growth' featured in NZ's Investment News, June 2022 - read the article here

Give and get your tax back

26 Jan 2023

Now is a great time of year to consider giving goals, as donations made now are eligible for a 33.3% tax credit this year, up to the amount of tax you pay ...

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A short and imperfect history of early New Zealand philanthropy

24 Jan 2023

For those of you interested in philanthropy (defined by Payton and Moody as ‘private action, for public good’), a look at the history of Aotearoa New Zealand shows that our philanthropic culture, post-colonisation, started slowly, responding cautiously to emerging needs...

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New partnership Fonterra and CFNZ

21 Nov 2022

A new partnership to grow philanthropy at a grass roots level across New Zealand has been announced between Community Foundations of NZ and Fonterra...

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Thought leadership in philanthropy

04 Nov 2022

Our management team were privileged to attend the Community Foundations Australia conference in Geelong, Victoria at the end of October and the experience has given pause for some reflection, none more so than the sector collaboration that is going on to double philanthropic giving across Australia by 2030. It’s a bold goal, led by a bold vision, with Philanthropy Australia leading the charge...

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Meaningful conversations about philanthropy

27 Sep 2022

Our article in the latest edition of Lawtalk, the NZ Law Society’s magazine, outlines the options for giving and how lawyers can start a meaningful philanthropy conversation with their clients...

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Generosity - it’s in our genes

13 Sep 2022

I’ll put it out there that Kiwis are a mighty generous bunch, featuring regularly in the top handful of countries for generosity on the World Giving Index, donating circa $4 billion dollars to charitable causes in 2021, and volunteering their time to make a difference...

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