Vital Impact Fund
We recognise not everyone is ready to set up an endowment fund but are still passionate about supporting your community when you can. The Acorn Vital Impact Fund might be the perfect vehicle for your age and stage of life.
The Vital Impact Fund distributes to local WBOP organisations who are working to tackle the most pressing issues in our communities, as highlighted by recent Vital Signs Research.
In 2020, distributions from this Fund were made to Sustainability Options, Grief Support Services, KidsCan Charitable Trust and St Peter's House.
The 2019 distributions went to Good Neighbour and The Tauranga Community Housing Trust. Previous distributions have included: Awhina House, Youth Development Trust, Tauranga Women's Collective, Katikati Maori Wardens and Volunteering BOP. Learn more about these organisations here.
One-off or regular donations can be made into the Acorn Vital Impact Fund at any time.
If you would like to make a donation to the community through the Acorn Vital Impact Fund, visit the Donate Now page and select "Acorn Foundation Vital Impact Fund' from the dropdown menu.
The Acorn Vital Impact Fund is also available to eligible TECT consumers
Are you a Trustpower customer and in a position to consider putting your TECT rebate to work in our community? The Acorn Foundation Vital Impact Fund lets you do just that. The fund invests your donation and interest earned is distributed each year to deserving community organisations – so your donation keeps growing and giving forever.
You’ll even be able to get back—with a donation receipt from Acorn Foundation you can claim a 33.3% tax credit. It feels good to give, but its feels better to give forever. Find out more here.