Other resources

Publications produced by Philanthropy New Zealand and/or our members that we believe are of interest to the sector.


Philanthropy New Zealand Tangata Whenua and Diversity Research Report > PDF

This research report summarises the findings of Philanthropy New Zealand’s (“PNZ”) Tangata Whenua and Diversity Project (2018–2019).



The Case Foundation: A Short Guide to Impact Investing > PDF









As mentioned in the article Impact investing: empty trend or essential too? in Philanthropy News, Issue #72


Wellington Funding Mapping Project – Nikau Foundation, Generosity New Zealand, Wellington City Council and Wellington Community Trust (July 2017) 

Wellington region This interim report is the most detailed study to date of the grant applications processed and approved by the local councils and a select group of philanthropic trusts and foundations in the Wellington Region.

It is the outcome of the first phase of the Wellington Funding Mapping Project – a pilot research study initiated by a group of funders who want to have a better understanding of the demand and supply of funding in the Wellington region.

Download the Wellington Funding Mapping Project interim report

Participatory Philanthropy – A report by Lani Evans

ppfrPhilanthropy NZ board member Lani Evans has published an excellent report on Participatory Philanthropy as a result of her recent Winston Churchill fellowship. Definitely worth a read!If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch.Download Participatory Philanthropy Report

The Grantmaker’s Toolkit

Grantmaker's ToolkitThe Grantmaker’s Toolkit is a comprehensive guide for anyone who has an interest in getting the best out of their grantmaking. The Grantmaker’s Toolkit is full of practical information, worksheets and checklists, personal perspectives, and selected case studies of promising practices to illustrate successful work of grantmakers in the field.

Members are entitled to a free copy of The Grantmaker’s Toolkit. If you would like additional copies, please contact us at info@philanthropy.org.nz


Emerging Practices in Philanthropy

Emerging Practices

In 2012 we published Emerging Practices in Philanthropy which provides insights into new and evolving practices emerging from some of our members in their approach to grantmaking.

These include multi-year funding, building closer relationships with grantees and focusing more on learning and evaulation.

Download a copy.