Latest news

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

  • See 'Community Foundations on a fast-track to growth' featured in NZ's Investment News, June 2022 - read the article here
  • See 'The bequest pipeline and the rise of Community Foundations' featured in BusinessDesk, May 2022 - read the article here
  • Read about Community Foundations in Philanthropy NZ's magazine, the Leadership Edition, April 2022 - download Philanthropy News here

An immensely rewarding journey

16 Jul 2020

It is a common misapprehension that philanthropic giving is only useful if it is large in scale and amount and that the small donor cannot really make a difference. Yet nothing could be further from the truth...

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Community readiness for when lightning strikes

06 Jul 2020

Since the start of the Covid-19 crisis people have often said to us: "We should have set up an endowment fund five years ago”...

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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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