$1.15M distributed to community organisations in 2019!

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Tauranga womens' shelter secures $150,000 in funding and says its doors will open in early 2019

Tauranga womens' shelter secures $150,000 in funding and says its doors will open in early 2019

Angela Wallace, chairwoman of He Kaupapa Kotahitanga Trust Tauranga, said the $150,000 in funding would cover the shelter's set-up costs and provided a solid foundation for the first few months of…

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.

What the world needs now: Improving the lives of others

What the world needs now: Improving the lives of others

NEXT Magazine's Sharon Stephenson met with three philanthropic Kiwis who are improving the lives of others.

BOP Medical Students Scholarship Award 2018

BOP Medical Students Scholarship Award 2018

Congratulations to Josh Read who is the latest winner of the 2018 BOP Medical Students Scholarship Award

2018 Scoular Scholarship Winner announced

2018 Scoular Scholarship Winner announced

Congratulations to Otumoetai College student, Will McCall, who has been announced as the 2018 recipient of the Robin and Anne Scoular Scholarship.

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