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.

Community Impact 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 up to or beyond the value of $25,000, 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, more than $695,000 has been distributed to support community groups and projects that are making a real difference in our region.

To find out how you can support Hawke’s Bay via the Community Impact Fund, click here.

Hawke’s Bay Arts Fund

Help support and grow our local arts community and contribute to a long term funding channel for the creative sector in Hawke’s Bay.

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.

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.

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. The interest earned on the investment will be given back to grassroots arts organisations during our annual funding rounds.

To find out how you can support the arts community through the Hawke’s Bay Arts Fund, contact us here.

HB Power Consumers’ Trust Fund

From November 17th, Unison customers will receive a $220 dividend from the Hawke’s Bay Consumers’ Trust.

We are asking local people who can afford to, to donate some or all of their dividend to help families that aren’t as fortunate as they are.

Every dollar received will be invested forever and the income earned from this investment will be used to support local charities with families in need.

Imagine what just 1000 people giving their cheque could do for our community?

Here’s how you can make a difference by gifting part of all of your dividend;

  1. Bank your HBPCT cheque into your account
  2. Go to our online donation page and complete the form and select HB Power Consumers’ Trust Fund  OR

make a direct credit payment from your bank account by selecting Hawke’s Bay Foundation as the payee

3.  Let us know that you have made payment by including HBPCT/your surname as a reference.

4.  We will send you out a receipt for your records.  All donations of $5.00 or more are eligible for a 33.3% tax rebate.

Together we can do so much more.

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