Giving back to your region has never been easier

We work with generous people from all walks of life and offer convenient giving options that will align with causes you care about.  Make a gift online or call our team for a chat or we can come and visit you.

Give us a call for more information or talk to your lawyer, accountant or financial advisor. They’ll know how to make it happen

Give now.

See the impact of your generosity while you’re still around to enjoy it, plus receive a tax refund of up to 33% of the amount you gift.

Give later.

Through your will you can male a difference forever to the community or specific causes you care about.

Give what you can.

Every gift counts, big or small. It’s about giving back in any way you can and inspiring others to do the same.

Give your way.

It’s up to you, whether it’s a one-off gift, annual payment or regular direct credit.

Give where you care.

You can direct your giving to a cause or organisation you feel strongly about.

Talk to us.

We’d love to talk to you about your giving needs. Please contact us for more information.

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

When you give to Hawke’s Bay Foundation your capital remains intact. It is invested in perpetuity, with income being distributed to local Hawke’s Bay causes each year. The income from the funds supports your local community every year, forever. It really is the gift that keeps on giving.

Giving by Individuals & Families

For you and your family, Hawke’s Bay Foundation has a range of easy, efficient and effective giving options. With our knowledge and local expertise, we help maximise the impact you can make.

You may want to give across a broad range of causes or perhaps there is an issue, passion or local area that interests you. You may simply want to know about philanthropy before you get started. Whatever your needs, we can help.

Gifts of every size are welcome.  An easy and effective way is to simply make a gift, large or small, one-off or regular, into the Hawke’s Bay Community Impact Fund. We use our knowledge of what is happening in Hawke’s Bay communities, to ensure grants go where they are most needed and will have the biggest impact.

Leaving a gift in your will

Leaving a gift in your will – a bequest – is a popular way to give. Bequests come in all sizes and forms, and we also welcome assets other than money. You can either leave a set amount or leave a percentage of your estate, capped to a ceiling value if you wish.

Giving for Charitable Organisations & Trusts

We provide a range of options for established or new foundations. Charitable and community organisations can set up their own endowment fund within Hawke’s Bay Foundation as a way to ensure a consistent stream of income that can be used to support their charitable and other goals.

You might be considering outsourcing part or all of your grantmaking, or putting your endowment in professional hands. Importantly, by establishing a dedicated fund within Hawke’s Bay Foundation, all investment and compliance requirements and costs are taken care of by the Foundation.

Hawke’s Bay Foundation offers the opportunity to existing charitable, family, and corporate trusts to transfer the operation and management of their trust to the Foundation. Once a trust is transferred, it becomes a named fund of Hawke’s Bay Foundation. Visit our Professional Advisors page to learn more.

Giving for Businesses

Many organisations want to make a positive difference in the communities they operate in, but don’t know where to start. Hawke’s Bay Foundation can help local businesses develop and administer a strategic giving plan that creates a measurable impact on the community. Whether you have an established plan or are newer to structured giving, we can offer you a simple, flexible and effective way of making a difference.

Hawke’s Bay Foundation can make it straightforward and can do the smart work upfront to help you target the benefit exactly where you want. We can also help you set up a workplace giving programme, so your staff can get involved as well.

Establishing a Named Fund

You can establish an endowment fund at any time with us and you can start small and build it up over time. We will work closely with you and your family to create your fund which best fits with your charitable objectives.
Once a bequest or gift reaches $25,000, you can get started straight away and name the fund after your family or a loved one and your generosity will make an annual community charitable impact forever.

We’d love to talk to you about your giving needs. Please contact us for more information