Our foundation network

The collective good.

We’re part of a network of 17 Community Foundations that have been growing across Aotearoa New Zealand since 2003. 

Through our national body, Community Foundations of New Zealand, we’re all working to make a lasting difference in our local communities. Our aim is for every New Zealander to be able to affect lasting change wherever their home or heart may be.

In the past 5 years, collectively we have granted more than $50M to communities across the country and today, we have over $200M invested in endowment funds for the future. With hundreds of bequests yet to be invested, and our smarter giving model protecting the original gifts, the potential good we can do in future is huge.


There are 16 other Community Foundations in our network operating in locations across New Zealand. You can find out more information about each of them and links to their websites here.

The concept of pooling and investing charitable donations for the good of a local area has been a global movement for over a hundred years now. It works for everyday people because you don’t have to be wealthy to make an impact.

Find out how your gift can make a difference through our smarter giving model.