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Remembering Acorn donors - 10 new oak trees planted

Remembering Acorn donors - 10 new oak trees planted

Friends and family joined together on a lovely day in September to honour recently deceased Acorn donors.

Acorn Foundation community distributions top $1.75M this year

Acorn Foundation community distributions top $1.75M this year

Acorn donors have contributed more than $1.75M to the community in the past 12 months, up more than 50% on last year.

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.

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