Giving to specific causes close to your heart

Hawke’s Bay Foundation has established a range of dedicated funds that will benefit specific causes or organisations in our community. Every gift you make to Hawke’s Bay Foundation is invested, protected and grown, meaning that your generosity will support our community’s needs forever.

General Fund

General Fund

Established in 2012, the Community Impact Fund is our central fund. As the name suggests, monies distributed from this fund are used to make a lasting and meaningful impact in our community forever.

The Community Impact Fund is ideal for those wanting to make a gift of any amount, without having to specify which organisations will benefit. This fund suits those that would like to make either a one-off or a regular donation but don’t want to set up a named endowment fund.

It’s hard to imagine what those needs will be in the future and they could change drastically over time. The Community Impact Fund will adapt to meet our community’s needs as they change.

Every year our annual funding round allows local charities, organisations and worthy causes the opportunity to apply for funding from the Community Impact Fund. This ensures we support those organisations which are meeting the needs of the community – whoever they may be and whenever their need arises.  Whether that’s this year, in 20, 50 or 100 years’ from now.

Since its inception in 2012, Hawke’s Bay Foundation has been supporting local charities with long-term sustainable funding streams – in that time gifting $2.54M to 352 local organisations.

All gifts are eligible for a 33.3% tax credit.

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Hawke’s Bay Rowing Fund

Hawke's Bay Rowing Fund

All gifts are eligible for a 33.3% tax credit.

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Hawke’s Bay Arts Fund

Hawke's Bay Arts Fund

We know that great art and culture inspires us, brings us together and teaches us about ourselves and the world around us. In short, it makes life better for our whole community.

The Hawke’s Bay Arts Fund was established in 2017 to provide a long term, sustainable source of funding specifically for the arts in Hawke’s Bay. Every donation made to the Arts Fund will be pooled and securely invested for the long term. The interest earned on the investment will be given back to grassroots arts organisations during our annual funding rounds.

With support from the Hawke’s Bay Arts Festival, the new fund was kick-started with $26,000 worth of donations from arts-loving individuals. In line with Hawke’s Bay Foundation’s policy, this has been securely invested for the long term.

All gifts are eligible for a 33.3% tax credit.

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Hawke’s Bay Health Fund

Hawke's Bay Health Fund

Do you want to make a difference to health in Hawke’s Bay?

The Hawke’s Bay Health Fund has been set up by Hawke’s Bay Foundation with seed funding from HBDHB to support the health and wellbeing of our local community.

Gifts and bequests made to the Hawke’s Bay Health Fund are pooled and invested, with the income used to provide annual grants for local health initiatives. The Fund is designed to complement existing government-funded health services, and provide grants for ‘optional extras’ for patient comfort through to specialised equipment, or grass-roots health projects in the community.

Donors can also choose to make a direct gift to the health service provider of their choice via the Health Fund.

All gifts are eligible for a 33.3% tax credit.

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Outward Bound Fund

Outward Bound Fund

All gifts are eligible for a 33.3% tax credit.

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Karamu High School Fund

Karamu High School Fund

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Hawke’s Bay Knowledge Bank

Hawke's Bay Knowledge Bank

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EPIC Ministries Fund

EPIC Ministries Fund

A gift to the EPIC Ministries Fund will contribute to a growing legacy for Central Hawke’s Bay that will keep on giving for generations to come.  Our smarter giving model ensures the income gained from the EPIC Fund provides a sustainable and long-term future for the development of local youth every year.

EPIC’s in-school, after-school and camp programs collaborate with local schools and community organisations, using a strength-based approach that fosters resilience, fun, belonging and leadership development in local youth.

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Nourished For Nil Fund

Nourished for Nil Fund

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Te Mata Park Trust

Te Mata Park Trust

The Te Mata Park Trust Fund supports the operations of Te Mata Park as a recreation space for the community to enjoy the unique landscape, viewpoints and facilities on offer.

The Park is of cultural, scenic, recreational, scientific and educational significance. The Trust will sustain, enhance, protect and maintain Te Mata Park’s outstanding natural features and open spaces for generations to come.

All gifts are eligible for a 33.3% tax credit.

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Ngati Kahungunu Wairoa Taiwhenua

Ngati Kahungunu Wairoa Taiwhenua

All gifts are eligible for a 33.3% tax credit.

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Hawke’s Bay Power Consumers’ Trust Fund

Hawke's Bay Power Consumers' Trust Fund

All gifts are eligible for a 33.3% tax credit.

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