Hawke’s Bay Funding Duo Join Forces

David Clapperton (ECCT) and Amy Bowkett (Hawke’s Bay Foundation) A recently forged partnership between Eastern Central Community Trust (ECCT) and Hawke’s Bay Foundation is set to enhance the impact of philanthropic funding in the region, now and into the future. Two of the region’s major charity funders have entered an alliance, agreeing to share resources, … Continued

Napier Cadet Trust Transfers Funds to Hawke’s Bay Foundation

Forty years after forming, the Napier Cadet Trust is giving a final salute, vesting its remaining cash and investment assets to Hawke’s Bay Foundation to carry on the good work for local youth. The Trust, known for running Napier’s Cadet Academy (NCA) in the mid 1980’s, was responsible for the rollout of military styled life … Continued

Hawke’s Bay’s Captain Tom Legs it for Lifesaving Local Charities  

New Zealand’s own Captain Tom is stretching his legs and his limits, aiming to walk 100 kilometres in his 100th year to help give those who need it, a second chance at life. Hawke’s Bay farming identity Hamilton Logan has kickstarted his very own ‘Second Chance at Life’ Fund with Hawke’s Bay Foundation, in the … Continued

Scholarship Winners – where are they now?

Georgia Denton (2018 scholarship winner) and Jacob Driver (2020 scholarship winner) Hawke’s Bay Foundation offers four annual scholarships: The Colin and Diana Crombie Scholarship, France Scholarship, Barry/BEL Group and Alison Bevin Scholarships. All with different criteria to support different areas of the community. GEORGIA DENTON (2018 SCHOLAR) What are you doing now, since winning the … Continued

Hawke’s Bay Foundation New Caretakers of Museum Fund

Jeanette Kelly from MTG and Amy Bowkett from Hawke’s Bay Foundation The public fund behind Hawke’s Bay’s beloved museum archival collection is being handed over for safe keeping to Hawke’s Bay Foundation. Established to support the development of the collections held at MTG Hawke’s Bay, the now $100 thousand donor driven MTG Fund has been … Continued

Hawke’s Bay Foundation’s Newest Corporate Sponsor Set in Concrete

Mike Teddy from MPT with Amy Bowkett from Hawke’s Bay Foundation Setting solid foundations that last is a daily operation in more ways than one for Hawke’s Bay Foundation and its newest corporate sponsor. Laying concrete is a specialty that Mike Teddy and his team at MPT Concrete take very seriously, and he agrees the … Continued

‘Live Here Give Here’ Hooks Family Dairy Farming Business into Giving Back

Andrea Barry (left) with BEL Groups’s inaugural study grant winner, Von Mendoza Giving back to support local causes through their Community Foundation has been the cream on the top for an enterprising Central Hawke’s Bay dairy farming family. A named family fund and now a tertiary scholarship through Hawke’s Bay Foundation is helping BEL Group … Continued

Welcome Rachel McIlwaine – Administration

Rachel McIlwaine Born and raised in the Hawke’s Bay, Rachel has a deep connection to the area and the local community. In her early 20’s, Rachel and her husband Jimmy were based in Melbourne for a number of years before returning to the Bay to have their first child. Three beautiful children later, they have … Continued

Hawke’s Bay Foundation Welcomes New Chair

Kevin Callinicos, Chair Hawke’s Bay Foundation is delighted to welcome Trustee, Kevin Callinicos to the role of Chair. As the Foundation’s legal advisor, Kevin joined as a trustee in 2019, and being Napier born and raised has always held a strong and loyal connection to the region. With deep family roots to Hawke’s Bay, it … Continued

Funding Links Stronger Post Cyclone

Volunteer Appreciation Day held in Hastings that was co-funded by local funders One year on from Cyclone Gabrielle has given community funding leaders time to positively reflect on the critical collaborations the crisis helped strengthen. United in Gabrielle’s aftermath, Hawke’s Bay as a community has rallied together and so too have the region’s community funders. … Continued