Inspiring Generosity – For our Community – Forever

Vision: Making our region a better place, forever.

You can support your local community forever, by making a gift through the Acorn Foundation. Your gift keeps on giving because the capital remains intact, and the income from the investment is distributed annually to charities and community groups in the Western Bay of Plenty. When making distributions, YOUR wishes are paramount :- you can choose which groups to support, or leave the decision to our Trustees and Distributions Committee who know the needs in our region.

You can:

  •        Leave a gift in your will.
  •        Donate during your lifetime and have the pleasure of seeing your money make a difference
    (and receive 33% tax credits).
  •        Form a ‘Giving Circle’ with friends or colleagues, to pool financial resources and target your giving to your common interest areas.

Acorn Foundation receives just 1% of the fund annually for its operating costs, so you can be sure that your gift is making the maximum possible impact in the community. Our Trustees and committee members are all voluntary and are appointed, not elected, ensuring that the wishes of donors and the needs of the community are the guiding principles in the governance of the Acorn Foundation.