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

Creating a lasting legacy

29 Aug 2022

Once we’ve accepted the certainty of death it feels easier to move on to the more positive focus of what legacy we will leave...

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Big dreams can happen

26 Aug 2022

‘Big Dreams Can Happen’ is our latest campaign for this September Wills Month. Community Foundations can be a vehicle that can make the big dreams of local people happen, with strategic intent and with longevity...

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Top tips for leaving a charitable gift in your will

18 Aug 2022

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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Annual Impact Report

15 Aug 2022

Our Annual Impact Report tells our stories and we hope gives a real sense of the culture of philanthropy we are building, in partnership with our 17 member foundations and the generous local people who inspire us every day with their vision for their communities...

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The first remarkable gift

08 Aug 2022

Our very first donor, Edna Brown, gave a remarkable gift which has sparked what is today a $750m network...

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Acting as responsive funders

02 Aug 2022

At Acorn Foundation right now, we are deep into our annual distributions process that enables us to honour our donors’ wishes and to support the aspirations of the Western Bay of Plenty...

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