Forging brighter futures
through giving


Ways to give

Step 01: Choose your TYPE of giving

Donations in your will

You gift a capital sum to the Northland Community Foundation in your Will for a particular cause/fund and these funds will be invested so that your gift can keep on giving, forever.

Donations during your lifetime

Donations during your lifetime give you the benefit of seeing your gift at work and will qualify for a 33.3% tax credit. You can choose to invest these funds or deliver them out directly. The choice is yours.

Private charitable trusts

If you have a charitable trust – or you are thinking about setting one up – talk to us about how we can help with compliance requirements, future trustee succession planning and asset transfers.

For all types of giving we encourage donors setting up their fund to make a one-off donation of $5000 which goes towards the operating expenses of the Northland Community Foundation allowing us to continue the daily work of the Foundation. The donation will qualify for a 33.3% tax credit.

Step 02: Choose your WAY of giving


You can donate to any of the Foundation funds and choose for your donation to be invested or donated directly out to the particular service you are interested in.

Payroll giving

You can make your selected donation each payday and the qualifying tax credit is given at the time of the donation – not at the end of the tax year.

Giving circles

A way for a group of friends to pool financial resources and target your giving to a common interest or charity.

Step 03: Choose a fund

Donations over $25,000 are eligible to set up your own named fund or you can choose to contribute to our existing funds shown below. Click here to get in touch

Donations under $25,000 are allocated to one of our funds according to your choices. Click here to get in touch

Our funds are:

  • Arts and Culture

  • Sistema Whangārei – Pathways to the Future Fund

  • Community

  • Grassroots Fund

  • Northland COVID-19 Recovery Fund

  • Northland Emergency Response Fund

  • Volunteering Northland

  • Waitangi National Trust Endowment Fund

  • Education

  • Carlos Reed Fund

  • Northland “I Have a Dream” Fund

  • Environment

  • Bream Head Conservation Trust Endowment Fund

  • Mountains to Sea Conservation Trust

  • Puketi Forest Endowment Fund

  • Health Fund PLUS

  • Bay of Islands Hospital

  • Christmas Giving and Health Fund PLUS

  • Dargaville Hospital

  • Diabetes Services Northland

  • Donate to the Jim Carney Cancer and Blood Services Treatment Centre

  • Pohutukawa Donor Tree – Cancer and Blood Services Treatment Centre

  • Emergency Department

  • Kaitaia Hospital

  • Northland Child Health Services

  • Oral Health Service

  • Renal Unit – Whangarei Hospital

  • Contact Energy Northland Renal Endowment Fund

  • Rural Workforce Fund

  • Whangarei Children’s Ward Refurbishment

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  • Local Funds

  • Far North Betterment Fund

  • Northern Wairoa Fund

  • Waipu Endowment Fund

  • Northland Fund

  • Sport

  • Support Northland Community Foundation

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