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


We are in the news!

See Karen Pensabene's story about her immense community generosity in the Sunday Star-Times, and read about how Community Foundations can help to make your giving go further - read the article here

A watershed moment in time

01 Jul 2020

Thanks to the support of generous people who shared the Acorn Foundation’s vision from the very start, our local Community Foundation in the Western Bay of Plenty has now reached financial self-sustainability, meaning more money can go to local charities...

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Proudly for purpose, not for profit

22 Jun 2020

It's National Volunteer Week and we are giving a massive shout out and thank you to the skilled volunteer Boards and many others providing vision, heart and soul to Community Foundations all around Aotearoa NZ...

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A new way forward

03 Jun 2020

In this (soon to be) post Covid-19 world, times are far from normal, Acorn Foundation considers a new way forward...

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In this together

25 May 2020

Over the last few weeks, we have been reminded many times of fact that, whether we like it or not, we are part of a community...

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Show your love locally

23 Apr 2020

Our new ‘show your love locally’ campaign has really been driven by the generosity we see growing across Aotearoa New Zealand...

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New collaborations widening impact

15 Apr 2020

When stepping back from the daily reality of the lockdown and peering into the future, it is clear to me that our region and nation are going to have to do things differently when the post-Covid-19 environment dawns...

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