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A future where every Tāmaki Makaurau community is strong and thriving.

Donor Advised Fund   Leave a Legacy   Giving Circle   Resettling a Trust Charitable Organisation  Corporate Giving






Donor Advised Fund

The fastest growing form of philanthropy in the world. A Donor Advised Fund (DAF) is an alternative to establishing your own Foundation or Trust as a vehicle to facilitate your giving, during your lifetime or as a gift in your will.



How to establish a Donor Advised Fund Case Study 








Leave a legacy


Leaving a gift in your will (bequest) is a wonderful way to create an enduring legacy without impacting on your current financial needs. Our team will work closely with you and your family to ensure that your giving objectives are met in perpetuity.

You can also choose to keep your descendants involved in the grant-making, ensuring they stay connected to the impact of your generosity.



How to leave a legacy Case Study 



Giving Circles


Many hands make light work

Giving circles are a way for the generous to join together and make their collective giving have more impact and go further. If you and your community, group of friends or colleagues have a shared cause that you’d like to support, but don’t have the funds to do so alone, a Giving Circle is the perfect way of making change, together.



How to create a Giving Circle Case Study 








Resettling a Trust

It is getting harder to be a Trustee in New Zealand. Risks are rising, costs and obligations are regularly expanding, and Trustees are beconing increasingly accountable. Through Trust resettlement, Auckland Foundation offers a simple solution for management around compliance, investments, effective grant making and more. We have the existing governance, audit and management structures already in place to create economies of scale and maximise returns to your beneficiaries.



Corporate Giving


An ever increasing number of business are taking an interest in corporate social responsibility and choosing to give back to the communities where they work.

We know that social and/or environmental good is increasingly important to employees and it plays a significant role when prospective employees select their preferred employer. As Auckland is the business centre for Aotearoa, there is an opportunity for corporate philanthropic leadership by giving through Auckland Foundation.



How to set up Corporate Giving Case Study  





Charitable Organisations


Charitable organisations looking to achieve alternative long-term income streams can establish an endowment fund with Auckland Foundation. A number of charitable organisations direct their bequest giving to their endowment fund as they look to securing and stabilising their future income.

We offer a service that supports your charitable purpose, and fundraising, and provide a structure that manages the compliance, financial reporting, administration and governance of your endowment - you simply need to plug in to our existing infrastructure. Distributions can be made from the endowment fund to your charitable organisation.


How to give: Charitable Organisation Case Study