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Acorn's recent 'Supporters & Friends' function packs a punch

Acorn's recent 'Supporters & Friends' function packs a punch

"Tears, sadness, hope, inspiration, awe--what a range of emotions we experienced during Saturday’s Donor and Friends event!"

NZ Book Awards: Shortlist announced!

NZ Book Awards: Shortlist announced!

Ockham New Zealand Book Awards finalists reveal a shift in New Zealand writing and publishing. Read more to see the shortlisted books for the Jann Medlicott Acorn Prize for Fiction.

Tax credits provide extra incentive to give back to the community before 31 March

Tax credits provide extra incentive to give back to the community before 31 March

The Acorn Foundation’s Give Back and Get Back campaign is underway for 2020, aiming to highlight the benefits that giving back to the community can provide, including the 33.3% tax credit you can…

The 2021 NZ Book Awards Long List has been announced!

The 2021 NZ Book Awards Long List has been announced!

Youth, diversity and vitality are reflected in the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards Longlist, released on 28 January. Click here to view a full list of finalists.

The Acorn Foundation Junior Art Awards are now open!

The Acorn Foundation Junior Art Awards are now open!

Acorn Foundation and the Tauranga Art Gallery are excited to announce the inaugural Acorn Foundation Junior Art Awards and Exhibition, scheduled for April 2021.   ​​​​​​​

Craigs Investment Partners: Giving generously this Christmas

Craigs Investment Partners: Giving generously this Christmas

The good folks at Craigs Investment Partners have done it again! For the second year, they have provided more than $150,000 to the Acorn Foundation to distribute around the country on their behalf.

Congratulations to the 2020 winner of the Acorn Foundation Adult Learner Scholarship

Congratulations to the 2020 winner of the Acorn Foundation Adult Learner Scholarship

The Acorn team is thrilled to announce that Kylie Oliver is the 2020 recipient of the Acorn Foundation Adult Learner Scholarship.

2020 winner of the Eva Trowbridge scholarship announced

2020 winner of the Eva Trowbridge scholarship announced

Congratulations to the 14th winner of the Acorn Foundation Eva Trowbridge Scholarship

The 2020 Acorn Foundation Beverly Perszyk Scholarship goes to Te Puke High's Jed Melton

The 2020 Acorn Foundation Beverly Perszyk Scholarship goes to Te Puke High's Jed Melton

Congratulations to the winner of the Acorn Foundation Beverly Perszyk Scholarship, Jed Melton, who takes this award alongside TECT's First-in-Family Scholarship for studies at Waikato University's…

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