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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

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Community Foundations

What is a Community Foundation?

Community Foundations are one of the fastest growing forms of philanthropy world wide. 
There are more than 600 community foundations in the United States with at least $70-billion in permanent endowment assets. There are 120 foundations in Canada, 95 in the United Kingdom and 30 in Australia.  In New Zealand we are one of 11 established community foundations.

Community Foundations:

  • Provide a vehicle for people to leave a gift to their community.
  • Funds are pooled and invested in perpetuity. The income from the funds supports your local community or organisation every year, forever.
  • You choose who is to benefit from your fund’s annual distributions.
  • Voluntary trustees are committed to ensuring a strong and caring foundation supporting your community.
  • We deal with all aspects of administration and investment management and take only 1% of the fund value as an administration fee.



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