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Congratulations to the 2021 Jann Medlicott Creative Arts Scholarship recipient

Congratulations to the 2021 Jann Medlicott Creative Arts Scholarship recipient

We are delighted to announce the 2021 recipient of the Jann Medlicott Creative Arts Scholarship: Ellie Smith!

Announcing the first winner of the FAME Emerging Practitioner Award

Announcing the first winner of the FAME Emerging Practitioner Award

Contemporary dancer, Persia Thor-Poet, was unanimously selected by the NZ School of Dance’s Scholarship Committee.

The gift that keeps on giving: celebrating the incredible growth of Acorn’s first donor fund

The gift that keeps on giving: celebrating the incredible growth of Acorn’s first donor fund

Acorn Foundation’s first ever endowment fund has now given back more to the community than the original gift – and the capital has grown by 46%!

Acorn Foundation donates more than $2M to the community

Acorn Foundation donates more than $2M to the community

Thanks to our generous donors, Acorn is delighted to announce a record annual distribution of more than $2M to the Western Bay of Plenty community this year.

September is Wills Month!

September is Wills Month!

Add Acorn to your existing Will for free this September with our partner law firms.

Acorn Foundation partners with Tauranga-based FAME Trust

Acorn Foundation partners with Tauranga-based FAME Trust

Founded in 2007, the FAME (Fund for Acting and Musical Endeavours) Trust has long provided support for young and mid-career artists.

Acorn Foundation celebrates another year of excellent results

Acorn Foundation celebrates another year of excellent results

Our fund saw a return of 13.9% this year, which takes the average annual investment return since Acorn’s inception in 2003 to 9.1%

Celebrating the Dale Carnegie 2021 Scholarship Winners

Celebrating the Dale Carnegie 2021 Scholarship Winners

Scholarship winners from local schools were in high spirits as they completed the 2021 Dale Carnegie Youth Programme yesterday.

Acorn Foundation funds top $50M with latest donor gifts

Acorn Foundation funds top $50M with latest donor gifts

The Acorn Foundation has reached another milestone with recent gifts propelling the funds under management past $50M as of 30 June.

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