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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%!

September is Wills Month!

September is Wills Month!

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

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.

The latest round of Scholarships and Awards from the Acorn Foundation recognise excellence in our community

The latest round of Scholarships and Awards from the Acorn Foundation recognise excellence in our community

Our team was busy with award events during July 2018 and awarding these prizes on behalf of our donors is one of the most rewarding parts of our jobs. These scholarships, and others we have available…

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…

2018 Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize: Congratulations to this year's winner Pip Adam, author of The New Animals

2018 Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize: Congratulations to this year's winner Pip Adam, author of The New Animals

The Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize, valued at $52,000, is given away at the Ockham NZ Book Awards each year.  

Donor families recently added to the Acorn Foundation Oak Grove on a beautiful winter's day in May 2018

Donor families recently added to the Acorn Foundation Oak Grove on a beautiful winter's day in May 2018

On a beautiful day in May 2018, 10 more Oak trees were planted in memory of our wonderful donors.

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.

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