The Foundation Hawkes Bay - A little generosity goes a long way

Give Where You Live

Join the new way of giving and keep your donation in Hawke’s Bay for the betterment of the wider community.

Ways to Give

There are many ways to make a difference for Hawke’s Bay. We’ll help find the right option for you.

Seeking Funding

Are you a registered charity that delivers programmes in Hawke’s Bay?  Find out if your project meets our current funding criteria

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How to Give

Contact the Hawke's Bay Foundation to discuss the many ways in which you can make a donation to benefit Hawke’s Bay.  We will help you with the forms required to be filled out and then we recommend you seek advice from your own trusted professional.

Donations in Your Will

Funds over $25,000 become a Named Fund, with associated privileges.

Donations during Your Lifetime

Donations during your lifetime will qualify for up to 33% tax credit. Any donation under $5000 is welcome and will be added to the General Fund.

Any donation of $5000 or more will be added to the General Fund and tracked in the name of the donor.  Once the combined donations reach $50,000, this will be converted to a Named Fund.

If you have a charitable trust (or are considering establishing one) talk to Hawke's Bay Foundation about how we can help. We can assist with compliance requirements, future Trustee succession planning and asset transfers for your Foundation fund.


If you would like to make a donation to the Hawke's Bay Foundation by direct credit you can do so through internet banking to account number:

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Establishment Donations

We encourage donors setting up their fund to make a one-off donation of $5000 which goes towards the operating expenses of the Hawke's Bay Foundation allowing us to administer their fund in the first instance, continue to build the profile of the Foundation and encourage other potential donors to set up a fund.  In other words, these establishment donations allow us to continue the daily work of the Hawke's Bay Foundation. This donation will qualify for up to 33% tax credits.

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