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Dorothea Strauss, Winner of the 2018 Acorn Foundation Eva Trowbridge Scholarship

Dorothea Strauss, Winner of the 2018 Acorn Foundation Eva Trowbridge Scholarship

A driving passion for helping to give young children the very best start in life led Dorothea Strauss to start her university education in 2018

Paraglider Josh Tingey's family have created a memorial fund for Josh, creating a lasting legacy for the fun-loving…

Paraglider Josh Tingey's family have created a memorial fund for Josh, creating a lasting legacy for the fun-loving…

When someone dies of old age, people say they have lived a full life and have left behind a legacy of community projects or offspring. But when someone dies young, who had their whole life ahead of…

The Acorn Foundation has been gifted its largest ever bequest, thanks to Mount Maunganui woman, Karen Pensabene.

The Acorn Foundation has been gifted its largest ever bequest, thanks to Mount Maunganui woman, Karen Pensabene.

Acorn Foundation general manager Lori Luke said the $3 million donation is the biggest sum the charitable fund, which celebrated its 15 year anniversary this year, had ever received. The previous…

The Acorn Foundation is seeking Expressions of Interest from engaged, enthusiastic volunteers who are committed to our…

The Acorn Foundation is seeking Expressions of Interest from engaged, enthusiastic volunteers who are committed to our…

Are you an enthusiastic volunteer who is committed to our mission of connecting generous people who care with causes that matter in the Western Bay of Plenty?  Over the next several years, positions…

The 2018 Acorn Foundation Christine Tustain Sport BOP Award has been presented to Tauranga board sailor, Veerle ten…

The 2018 Acorn Foundation Christine Tustain Sport BOP Award has been presented to Tauranga board sailor, Veerle ten…

Winner of the Aon Emerging Talent award and a Performance Award at the Volvo Yachting Excellence Awards, Veerle is hoping to represent NZ at the 2020 Olympics.

Charities and local organisations benefit from the distribution of the 2018 Funding from the Acorn Foundation!

Charities and local organisations benefit from the distribution of the 2018 Funding from the Acorn Foundation!

Over $930,000 was distributed in August 2018 to 123 charities and organisations in the region.

A love story of convents, spitfires and generosity - meet our wonderful donors Mary McGowan and her late husband Roy

A love story of convents, spitfires and generosity - meet our wonderful donors Mary McGowan and her late husband Roy

Read about our fascinating Acorn donors, 92-year-old Brunei born Mary McGowan, who spent the war years at the Chijmes convent in Singapore, and her English husband, Roy, who was an RAF squadron leader…

Celebrating the First 15 Years: What we've achieved and how our donors have supported our community

Celebrating the First 15 Years: What we've achieved and how our donors have supported our community

15 years saw Acorn reach a fund size of $21M, supported by 300 wonderful donors.

Vital Signs 2018 Launched!  A must read report for anyone with an interest in the strengths and concerns of our…

Vital Signs 2018 Launched! A must read report for anyone with an interest in the strengths and concerns of our…

The much awaited 2018 Vital Signs Report is now out and highlights areas of concern in our community.

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