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Easy. Efficient.

Effective. And Local.

Why Auckland Foundation?

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

But the concept of pooling and investing charitable donations for the good of a local area has been a growing global movement for over a hundred years now.

It works for everyday people because you don't have to be wealthy to have an impact; all giving makes a difference through our smarter giving model.

We love where we live. And we know there are lots of other caring Kiwis just like us, passionate about transforming their communities. That's why we're here.

Community Foundations across New Zealand are all working to provide resources that will 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.

Community Foundation benefits.

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.