12 giving stories making spirits bright

As the year draws to a close, we're honoured to share some of the the heartwarming narratives that have defined the spirit of giving within NZ communities this year. Join us in taking a look through these 12 giving stories that showcase the transformative impact of generosity across Aotearoa.

12. Funding the Breakfast Club in Dargaville - Northland Community Foundation Read More

11. Collective womens fund making an impact in South Canterbury - Aoraki Foundation Read More

10. Couple donate entire proceeds from house sale to the Hawke’s Bay region - Hawke’s Bay Community Foundation Read More

9. Deep passions and an enduring legacy in the Eastern Bay of Plenty - Eastern Bay Community Foundation Learn More

8. $4.5mil gifts a game changer for ‘Top of the South’ - Top of the South Community Foundation

7. New fund launched by the Taupō School of Music - Geyser Community Foundation Learn More

6. Supporting the wellbeing of Porirua youth - Nikau Foundation Read More

5. Resettling a local arts fund - Taranaki Foundation Learn More

4. Giving back to the region where your heart resides - Te Awa Community Foundation Read More

3. Building an intergenerational legacy - Auckland Foundation Read More

2. Growing an Arts fund for Ashburton - Advance Ashburton Community Foundation

1. Gisborne suicide prevention fund launched in memoriam - The Sunrise Foundation Learn More

Meri kirihimete Aotearoa NZ, ngā mihi nui for your generosity and local vision for stronger communities.

Date Posted: 05 Dec 2023

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