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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
  • NZ's rich list is in the news! Watch this short story on TVNZ's Breakfast, including the work of Wellington's community foundation - watch the news story here

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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Responding in times of emergencies

14 Feb 2023

If you are wondering how to best help those impacted by cyclone Gabrielle, or the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria, here are some considerations based upon our experience and global best practice....

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Collaboration, communication and clarity

30 Jan 2023

A new year brings new opportunities, change, challenges and success so it’s timely to consider, as community foundations set up for the new year, three top tips for philanthropic success: collaboration, communication, and clarity...

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Give and get your tax back

26 Jan 2023

Now is a great time of year to consider giving goals, as donations made now are eligible for a 33.3% tax credit this year, up to the amount of tax you pay ...

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