September is Wills Month

Leave a lasting legacy through a gift in your will

Everyone knows the causes and charities that they care deeply about - they could involve furthering the aspirations of youth, protecting the local environment, nurturing arts and culture or contributing thoughtfully to solutions to growing welfare and social issues.

And, while you will also be familiar with the concept of traditional charity giving, you may not be so familiar with the idea of giving for the long-term – investing your gift to benefit your beloved cause of choice, forever.

Community Foundations provide a structure for generous people to give back for the long-term. They offer a smarter giving model which enables anyone’s generosity to have a lasting impact in the community that they love.

How does it work?

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The invested endowment model of giving is particularly smart as it provides a long-term sustainable income stream for local charities, which will become increasingly important in a COVID-19 world, as we see funding resources being stretched like never before.

September is Wills Month and if you would like to affect lasting change in your local community, perhaps through a gift in your will, consider what you love the most. And check out how the not-for-profit, invested endowment model works here, a smart and fulfilling way to leave a lasting legacy in the community that you love, building resilience for the long-term.

“Naku te rourou nau te rourou ka ora ai te iwi - with your basket and my basket the people will thrive”.


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

And read our special 2020 Generosity Storybook here and consider the possibilities...


Top tips from the New Zealand Law Society on leaving a charitable gift in your will