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10 reasons to give through your local Community Foundation

06 Jan 2022

I was asked recently why is it better to give through a Community Foundation rather than giving directly to charity? It’s a good question. We don’t say it’s ‘better’... but it's certainly different. Here are the top 10 reasons we hear...

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Spotlight on Community Foundations

21 Dec 2021

The lights are shining brightly over the collective successes of Community Foundations over the past year. Every day we hear of kiwi generosity, new funds launched and exciting impact projects, transforming communities...

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Is generosity the new way forward?

23 Nov 2021

Through our work we get a sense that, increasingly, people are looking for something more meaningful. I’ve been wondering lately, is generosity the new way forward, starting to balance the excess consumerism which can dominate at this time of year...

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Holding a unique place in communities

07 Oct 2021

Having visited most of our Community Foundations over recent months it’s clear that the sun is rising on Community Foundations across Aotearoa New Zealand. Confidence in this model is building, which is super encouraging, but also not all that surprising...

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The first remarkable gift

15 Sep 2021

Our very first donor, Edna Brown, gave a remarkable gift which has sparked what is today a $600m network...

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Our tūrangawaewae, our place

07 Sep 2021

Many Kiwis do like to give in a more thoughtful way, seeing Community Foundations as providing the long-term structure to be able to do this. Basically, the foundations support the tūrangawaewae of each of us – the place we stand and feel at home...

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