From the CE: Generosity to support women and girls

March 15, 2018

Research suggests that less than 10% of philanthropic and grantmaking funding goes to programmes specifically targeting women and girls. That’s not good enough in a country like New Zealand where sexual and gender-based violence is… Read more »


Installation view of Tiffany Singh's Fly Me Up to Where You Are, 2016 New Zealand Festival.

The real value of art

February 27, 2018

Building stronger communities and improving well-being through arts funding. You won’t find many in the philanthropy and not-for-profit sector who would disagree that art and creativity are fundamental in building a healthier society. In fact,… Read more »


‘Running on the hum of a Tesla battery’

February 15, 2018

As someone who is involved in running a very small organisation like Philanthropy New Zealand I’ve been thinking lately about the challenges of delivering an organisation’s mission with very limited resources—the economies of scale are… Read more »


Yvonne’s American adventures

February 1, 2018

Our Relationships and Events Manager Yvonne Trask spent a month over the holiday break travelling the United States where she connected with a number of people from the philanthropic sector and attended a course at… Read more »


Nine conversations to be part of…

January 28, 2018

There are at least nine conversations that Philanthropy New Zealand sees happening internationally and locally as philanthropists and grantmakers think about the challenges of doing more and doing better. What’s your take on these crucial… Read more »


A New Zealand first

January 18, 2018

In a country celebrated for women’s leadership and where women were first to win the vote, it’s surprising to find a shortage of philanthropic funds by women, for women. Dellwyn Stuart of the Auckland Foundation… Read more »


Generous living

January 11, 2018

With an ear for the doorbell and a care for the underdog, philanthropists Murray and Sue Jones have given millions to support the less fortunate in New Zealand and abroad. We spoke to Murray about… Read more »


2018 New Year’s Honour’s List

January 6, 2018

Congratulations to all the incredible New Zealanders acknowledged on the 2018 New Year’s Honours list with a special mention to Philanthropy New Zealand friends and members: Dames Companion:  Rangimarie Naida Glavish, (pictured) Dames Companion for… Read more »


Transparency Guidelines

December 14, 2017

We’re delighted to present the revised Transparency Guidelines for funders in Aotearoa New Zealand. Thank you to everyone who submitted feedback during this process. In philanthropy and grantmaking, being transparent simply means being open and… Read more »


Community Foundations: a growing movement

November 16, 2017

The community foundation movement has grown in New Zealand to the point where almost all communities across the country have access to, or are establishing, foundations. That is great news for people who want to… Read more »