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.

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Give Where You Live


A simple and lasting way to support the local charities or organisations that are important to you.

Hawke's Bay Foundation is a community foundation with the underlying principle that responsibility begins at a local level. We believe that people want to support causes that are close to home, and often close to the heart.

Hawke's Bay Foundation allows you to:
Leave a gift in your will. Donate during your lifetime - have the pleasure of seeing your money make a difference and receive the benefit of qualifying tax credits up to 33%.Specify your preferred charities and causes, or let the trustees decide where your money is best needed.Have confidence in the experience and skills of our carefully selected, voluntary Board of Trustees.

When you give to Hawke's Bay Foundation your capital remains intact, unless you decide otherwise. It is invested in perpetuity, with income being distributed to charities each year. The income from the funds supports your local community every year, forever. In this way it truly is a gift that keeps on giving.

Who is a typical Foundation donor?
Our donors come from all walks of life, but share a common desire to make an immediate and permanent difference in their own community. Some donate a lot, some just a little – whatever is right for you.

You may be an individual or family who want to share the fruits of your fortunate life, or a corporate entity committed to supporting the community where you do business and your employees live.

Who benefits?
Hawke's Bay Foundation supports a number of organisations with a diverse range of causes and community interests, including health, social, culture, sport and the environment.

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