The Foundation Hawkes Bay - A little generosity goes a long way

Give Where You Live

Join the new way of giving and keep your donation in Hawke’s Bay for the betterment of the wider community.

Ways to Give

There are many ways to make a difference for Hawke’s Bay. We’ll help find the right option for you.

Seeking Funding

Are you a registered charity that delivers programmes in Hawke’s Bay?  Find out if your project meets our current funding criteria

Welcome to Hawke's Bay Foundation


Hawke's Bay Foundation is a community foundation with the underlying principle that responsibility begins at a local level. 

PeopleOur donors are helping to build assets and resources in Hawke’s Bay that future generations can look forward to.   We are firmly focused on the long term benefits to the region and we are building a significant capital fund as a means of ensuring this.  We recognise that many individuals and organisations are seeking ways to give back to their local community through endowments or gifts and would like a trusted partner to guide them through this process. 

We are a progressive, forward-looking organisation run by a Board of Trustees that bring experience and skill sets from across the public and private sector on a volunteer basis.  Become part of the fastest growing form of philanthropy in the world.  Set up a Fund in your family’s name or contribute to the general distribution fund and see the impact of your donation on the Hawke’s Bay region


The 2017 funding round is now open.


Hawke's Bay Foundation can help you support causes that are close to home and close to your heart. 

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