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29 October 2019

Congratulations to our grant recipients for 2019.

Our funding rounds for 2019 now closed, with a total of 36 charities receiving a grant towards their community work.


15 August 2019

Auckland Foundation holds first Philanthropy Seminar.

Auckland Foundation's first Philanthropy Seminar saw a filled-to-capacity room hear about the importance of giving back from guest speakers Sir Stephen Tindall and John Hynds.


17 May 2019

Women's Fund wins at Philanthropy New Zealand 2019 Awards.

Auckland Foundation and the Women's Fund has been recognised with the Vodafone Innovation in Grantmaking Award at the Philanthropy New Zealand 2019 Awards.


18 February 2019

Welcome to Mark Longbottom.

Today we welcome our new CEO Mark Longbottom to the Auckland Foundation team.


29 November 2018

New CEO announced for Auckland Foundation.

Auckland Foundation is delighted to announce the appointment of Mark Longbottom as CEO.


25 September 2018

CEO to leave Auckland Foundation.

Auckland Foundation’s CEO, Dellwyn Stuart, is leaving the Foundation on 1 December to take up the role of CEO with the YWCA Auckland.


19 September 2018

Congratulations to our 2018 grant recipients.

Our funding rounds for 2018 have now concluded, with a total of 55 community organisations being supported with a grant.


18 September 2018

Congratulations to our 2018 Champions of Change.

Congratulations to the recipients of the first ever Women's Fund Awards - our ten Champions of Change!


17 September 2018

Event connecting and inspiring New Zealand's rebel women.

The NZ Herald writes about the Women's Fund Retreat Day and first ever Awards, including interviews with three of the nominees.


20 August 2018

How Rich Listers' wealth is helping New Zealanders.

The NBR Rich List 2018 looks at how the philanthropic sector in New Zealand is evolving. Outgoing chair, Geoff Clews, gives his thoughts on philanthropy, and his belief that philanthropy is for every New Zealander - not just those on the Rich List: "There is a growing awareness that we all have a responsibility to do what we can to meet the needs of our society.


13 July 2018

Warm Wishes.

Dellwyn Stuart writes about the Super Warm Campaign in a guest article for The Hobson.


6 July 2018

Are you #superwarm? Here’s what to do with your winter windfall.

Dellwyn Stuart writes for GrownUps on how Kiwis over 65 who can afford to stay warm, can donate their Winter Energy Payment to families who can't.


29 June 2018

Auckland CEO talks Winter Energy Campaign on The Panel.

CEO Dellwyn Stuart talks about our Winter Energy Campaign on RNZ's The Panel.


21 June 2018

Retiring Chair reflects on growth of generosity in Auckland.

Current chair of Auckland Foundation, Geoff Clews, has announced that he is stepping down after four years at the helm.


14 May 2018

The women who hold our communities together: a tribute to our strong wāhine.

Dellwyn Stuart reflects on the gifts we give when we support other women in a guest article for The Spinoff.


14 May 2018

Auckland Foundation wins at 2018 Women in Governance Awards.

Auckland Foundation has been named the winner in the "Governance Innovation by a Not-for-Profit" category in the 2018 Women in Governance Awards.


16 March 2018

CEO tells it as it is at first Auckland Broad-ly Speaking.

Broad-ly Speaking held their first ever Auckland event on Wednesday 14 March, with six inspirational women talking on topics ranging from calling out the patriarchy to learning about ways to give back to women-led businesses.


5 March 2018

Women, girls, and the art of giving.

Dellwyn Stuart talks to Suzanne McFadden of Newsroom on why New Zealand needs to have a more focused gender lens on giving.


15 December 2017

A New Zealand first.

The December issue of Philanthropy New Zealand's magazine includes a feature on the Women's Fund, and speaks to CEO Dellwyn Stuart about why the time is right to be establishing New Zealand's first philanthropic fund by women for women and girls.


20 November 2017

NEXT Magazine December 2017 | One For All.

In the December issue of NEXT Magazine, Dellwyn Stuart talks about the women's fund model, the benefits of giving with a gender lens, and why Auckland Foundation is establishing the first women's fund in New Zealand.


22 October 2017

Giving back to your roots a lasting legacy.

The Sunday Star Times looks at why people choose to give through their community foundation.


10 October 2017

LawTalk: Bequests and Community Foundations.

With New Zealanders giving around $2.8 billion annually to charitable and community causes, the October issue of LawTalk magazine includes an in-depth look at bequests.


25 September 2017

Giving Circles: Giving Gold.

Amanda Stanes from The Fabulous Ladies' Giving Circle speaks to The Hobson about how collective giving can have a big impact.


22 September 2017

Baby boomers set to have big influence on markets.

Authorised Financial Adviser Liz Koh writes about the baby boomer wealth transfer, the influence of gender, and the potential influx of money for charities.


4 September 2017

Auckland Foundation works to establish a women's fund.

CEO Dellwyn Stuart talks to the NZ Herald about why Auckland Foundation is looking for more than 100 female philanthropists for a new Women's Fund, to help bankroll a range of community-orientated initiatives.


2 March 2017

Auckland Foundation’s investment partner wins top fund manager award.

Harbour Asset Management has been named the top 2017 Fund Manager in Morningstar’s annual awards.


1 March 2017

The North Shore Fund up and running.

Many of us feel a connection to the area or community in which we grew up – and Sir Stephen Tindall is no exception, giving his full support a dedicated new fund established by Auckland Foundation to provide funding for charities and community groups on the Shore.


15 December 2016

Money can buy you happiness – if you give it away!

In December, CEO Dellwyn Stuart was asked by the NZ Herald to share her thoughts on Auckland and generosity. 


27 March 2016

What motivates philanthropists? Auckland Foundation Chair tells RNZ.

Auckland Foundation’s Chair, Geoff Clews, is an Auckland tax barrister and himself a long-time supporter of the arts, having set up the Rampart Endowment Fund to promote arts education. In this Radio New Zealand interview, Lynn Freeman asked Geoff why New Zealanders seem much more reluctant philanthropists than those in countries like America.


Above image courtesy of Humans of South Auckland (HOSA)