Publications produced by Philanthropy New Zealand and/or our members that we believe are of interest to the sector.
Readiness, Response and Recovery: A funders’ guide
New Zealand, like many counties, experiences a wide range of disasters and tragedies. In recent times, these have included major earthquakes, floods, fires and a terrorist shooting. Major events will continue to occur, and many predict that there will be more natural disasters due to climate change.
Philanthropy New Zealand (PNZ) developed Readiness, Response and Recovery: A funders’ guide for philanthropists and grantmakers. It recognises the critical role they play in preparing for and responding to major events, and helping communities recover from them.
To develop the guide PNZ engaged with a range of New Zealand and international philanthropic and civil defense experts with experience in preparing for, responding to and funding recovery from major events. Read here.
Philanthropy New Zealand Stocktake of Environmental Funding Report
Philanthropy New Zealand’s Environmental Funders’ Network called for research on the amount and type of philanthropic and grantmaker funding for the environment, due to an identified need for more data on activity in this area.
Foundation North, Rātā Foundation, the Tindall Foundation and the Wellington Community Trust funded this Stocktake of Environmental Funding, which was released in November 2019.
The research identified 102 funders that distributed just under $35m of philanthropic to environmental causes. This accounted for four per cent of the total funds these organisations distributed in the 2017-2018 year.
Since then the philanthropic and grantmaker sector has increased its focus on environmental causes. You can read examples of this by the Wellington Community Trust.
You can read a two-page summary of the research here.
You can read the Stocktake of Environmental Funding Research Report here.
If you’re a funder who is interested in being part of the conversations around funding the environment contact email@example.com
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)
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.
The Grantmaker’s Toolkit
The 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Emerging Practices in Philanthropy
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.