Why give with Acorn?
We believe our Smarter Giving Model provides a better and more lasting way for you to give back to causes you care about in our region.
Unlike a one-off donation to a specific charity, gifts given through the Acorn Foundation’s Smarter Giving Model are pooled and invested in perpetuity. Once a donor’s fund reaches the $50,000 distributions threshold, the investment income is used to make annual distributions to community organisations according to each donor’s wishes.
Put simply, our model means that a single gift from a generous donor will continue to grow and give back to causes close to their heart, year after year.
Community Foundations of NZ has created the CFNZ Fund Calculator – so you can see for yourself how your fund will grow over time.
Donating via Acorn Foundation can provide local charitable organisations with security and a stable income stream. Groups that are named by donors can rely on receiving funding every year through Acorn, which allows them to plan and budget in advance, while also reducing the amount of time spent fundraising – allowing them to get on with the good work they do in our community.
Our Smarter Giving Model makes your gift go further – for a bigger and more lasting impact in our community.
Sir Stephen Tindall talks about the benefits of donating through a Community Foundation like Acorn.
Your giving. Your way.
Whether you’re an individual, a family, an existing Trust, a business, or a professional advisor, there are so many ways to get involved.
Give for tomorrow
Leave a lasting legacy in our community by creating your own named endowment fund or by donating to an existing Community Group fund. You can give during your lifetime or leave a gift in your Will. You can also transfer an existing Trust to Acorn or set up a Corporate Fund. Find out which option is best for you.
Give for today
Using our extensive community knowledge, the Acorn team can help facilitate immediate one-off gifts to charities for our individual and corporate donors, so you can see your gift at work in our region.