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Acorn Foundation celebrates another year of excellent results

04 Aug 2021

Acorn Foundation celebrates another year of excellent results

Our fund saw a return of 13.9% this year, which takes the average annual investment return since Acorn’s inception in 2003 to 9.1%

Celebrating the Dale Carnegie 2021 Scholarship Winners

09 Jul 2021

Celebrating the Dale Carnegie 2021 Scholarship Winners

Scholarship winners from local schools were in high spirits as they completed the 2021 Dale Carnegie Youth Programme yesterday.

Winners of the 2021 Christine Tustain Sports Award announced

06 Jul 2021

Winners of the 2021 Christine Tustain Sports Award announced

The winners of the 2021 Christine Tustain Sports Award chosen by Sport Bay of Plenty are Hannah Gapes and Joseph Smythe.

Local Students win 2021 scholarships to Outward Bound

01 Jul 2021

Local Students win 2021 scholarships to Outward Bound

These scholarships are awarded annually to Year 12 students from local schools to attend the Tangaroa Watch programme in the South Island.

Acorn Foundation funds top $50M with latest donor gifts

01 Jul 2021

Acorn Foundation funds top $50M with latest donor gifts

The Acorn Foundation has reached another milestone with recent gifts propelling the funds under management past $50M as of 30 June.

The power of Workplace Giving

21 Jun 2021

The power of Workplace Giving

One BOP organisation has generated a substantial sum which has been distributed to organisations in the WBOP, EBOP and Rotorua.

Craigs raises funds for helicopter trusts

03 Jun 2021

Craigs raises funds for helicopter trusts

We're so impressed with the team at Craigs who worked together to raise money for helicopter trusts around New Zealand. Fantastic works, Craigs!

Honouring our donors at the Acorn Foundation Oak Grove

31 May 2021

Honouring our donors at the Acorn Foundation Oak Grove

Family and friends gathered with the Acorn team last week to celebrate the lives of some incredibly generous people.

Winner of the Jann Medlicott Acorn Prize for Fiction announced!

17 May 2021

Winner of the Jann Medlicott Acorn Prize for Fiction announced!

Donated by generous Acorn donor Jann Medlicott, this $57,000 prize was awarded to Airini Beautrais for her book ‘Bug Week’

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