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Easy. Efficient.

Effective. And Local.

Why Auckland Foundation?

Simply, we make giving easy and effective.

Our role is to help generous Aucklanders who want to give well today, and make a sustainable impact for future generations.

We work with donors and professional advisors at all stages of the philanthropic journey.

We receive gifts from individuals, groups, community organisations and businesses who all want to make a difference for the better.

And because our focus is on the donor’s wishes, we make sure that the impact of the giving is maximised – and so too is the joy of giving.

Community foundation benefits.

What is a Community Foundation?

The Community Foundation model is a 100 year global movement that provides an ideal way for generous people to give back to their local area.

One of the fastest-growing forms of philanthropy in the world, community foundations are place-based and donor-focused. We invest funds prudently to ensure long-term benefits for the community, while donors know their charitable giving is being distributed wisely.

Auckland Foundation is proud to be a member of Community Foundations of New Zealand (CFNZ) and one of 17 Community Foundations in New Zealand.

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The community foundation movement.

What We Support.

Having a positive impact on mothers of young children.

Helping parents continue university through childcare grants.

Ensuring the long-term health of the Hauraki Gulf.


Preserving our regional parks network.

Building essential life skills such as budgeting, literacy and parenting.

Supporting young Aucklanders to reach their potential.

These are just some of the causes our donors are passionate about, which we support through the distribution of approximately $1million in grants each year.

Making a difference.