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Acorn Foundation partners with Owens Charitable Trust

Acorn Foundation partners with Owens Charitable Trust

The Acorn Foundation is thrilled to partner with the Owens Charitable Trust to take over the important local programme that has provided tertiary scholarships in the region for over 25 years.

Acorn's financial self-sufficiency means more money for local charities

Acorn's financial self-sufficiency means more money for local charities

Becoming financially self-sufficient means that our foundation will no longer require corporate, trust or direct donor gifts to help cover its operational costs, freeing that money up to assist other…

2020 Dale Carnegie Scholarship Winners Celebrated

2020 Dale Carnegie Scholarship Winners Celebrated

A total of 23 local students received their graduation certificates for completing the 2020 Acorn Foundation Dale Carnegie Youth Programme, which means a whopping total of 250 WBOP Year 13 students…

Phase Two of WBOP Rapid Response Fund

Phase Two of WBOP Rapid Response Fund

Local funders TECT, Acorn Foundation, BayTrust and Tauranga City Council have announced a transition to phase two of their Covid-19 funding support, with an aim to help key Western Bay of Plenty…

Winner of the 2020 Jann Medlicott Acorn Prize for Fiction announced!

Winner of the 2020 Jann Medlicott Acorn Prize for Fiction announced!

New Zealand author Becky Manawatu took the big prize at the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards on 12 May, winning the Jann Medlicott Acorn Prize for Fiction.

WBOP Rapid Response Fund -  COVID-19

WBOP Rapid Response Fund - COVID-19

Funders in the Western Bay of Plenty have come together to establish a new rapid response fund to support community groups who are experiencing increased demand and/or funding shortfall as a result of…

2020 Page Acorn Engineering Scholarships Awarded

2020 Page Acorn Engineering Scholarships Awarded

Five standout engineering apprentices in the WBOP have been awarded Page Acorn Engineering Scholarships on behalf of the Bob & Pat Page Fund.

2020 NZ Book Awards goes virtual! Subscribe to the YouTube channel for the 12 May ceremony

2020 NZ Book Awards goes virtual! Subscribe to the YouTube channel for the 12 May ceremony

Watch the New Zealand Book Awards live on YouTube! Join MC Stacey Morrison for a virtual ceremony, book readings, and the announcement of this year's winners.

Covid-19: What's happening at Acorn right now

Covid-19: What's happening at Acorn right now

A brief update on the impact of Covid-19 for our donors, supporters, friends and recipient organisations. It is business as usual for us, so please don't hesitate to contact us by phone or email.

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