Latest news

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

  • Listen to Dr Claire Routley interviewed on National Radio about shaping personal legacies and community foundations - listen to the interview here
  • Research shows how a simple legal conversation can change the world - read our article in the September 2023 edition of NZ Law Society Magazine Lawtalk - read the article here
  • Kiwi generosity is shifting towards local legacies - read the article here.
  • Feature of the month - read about some of the people behind the work of Aoraki Foundation, helping local people fulfill their philanthropic aspirations for South Canterbury - read the article here

Top tips for leaving a charitable gift in your will

25 Aug 2023

The New Zealand Law Society Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa. Giving gifts in your will is a sensible way to ensure your legacy remains after you pass....

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The first remarkable gift

02 Aug 2023

Our very first donor, Edna Brown, gave a remarkable gift which has sparked a multimillion-dollar network...

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Building strong communities

13 Jun 2023

Our management team attended Reconnect2023, the Community Foundations of Canada conference in Toronto earlier this month, set amongst great anticipation and palpable excitement, with 750 delegates from 21 nations...

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Community Foundations and the NZ funding landscape

27 Mar 2023

We often get asked how community funding in Aotearoa NZ works, and it’s easy to see why, it’s complex...

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Celebrating community philanthropy

08 Mar 2023

As Patron of Community Foundations, I’m glad to have this opportunity to acknowledge the work that you do to support New Zealanders and communities across the country...

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Cyclone Gabrielle response and recovery

21 Feb 2023

Community Foundations can play a central role in communities at times of disaster. Initially, they can help with disaster-response and they step in to help the community recover for the long-term...

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