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Philanthropy New Zealand is the hub of philanthropy in New Zealand. We provide thought leadership and practical help for everyone with an interest in giving to make the world a better place. Our members include private philanthropists; family, community and corporate foundations; and iwi and community trusts. Join Now! Philanthropy FacebookPhilanthropy TwitterPhilanthropy YouTubeGiving for Good


Latest issue of Philanthropy News now online

1 February 2016

The latest issue of our magazine, Philanthropy News, is now available online. It includes a summary of the findings from our recent report, Giving New Zealand: Philanthropic Funding 2014. Download a copy.

Sudden death a loss for the philanthropic community

11 January 2016

The sudden death of former Philanthropy New Zealand chair Judith Timpany last week has shocked the philanthropic community. Judith, who spent many years as chief executive of the Whanganui Community Foundation, was chair of Philanthropy New Zealand from 2001 to 2002. She also spent several terms as a Philanthropy New Zealand board member.

Current board chair Kate Frykerg says Judith was caring, thoughtful and extremely well-informed. "She was an unfailing champion of using philanthropy to support positive community change."

Judith's funeral will be held in Whanganui at 1.30pm on Wednesday 13 January. Read more.

Kiwi generosity remains at higher post-earthquake levels, new giving report shows

2 December 2015

The latest update of our regular survey of philanthropic funding was released today and is now available online. Giving New Zealand: Philanthropic Funding 2014 is the only research of its kind in New Zealand, and is updated regularly to provide a snapshot of philanthropic giving during a single financial year. The report has found that total giving in New Zealand in 2014 was $2.788 billion. This is almost identical to the $2.789 billion given in 2011 - a pleasing result given the massive spike in giving that followed the Christchurch earthquakes. Read more.   DOWNLOAD A COPY

Staying Ahead of the Game: Powerpoint presentations now online

20 November 2015

Thanks to everyone who came to our Staying Ahead of the Game events for not-for-profit organisations in Auckland and Wellington on 15 & 16 October and in Christchurch on 20 November. The Powerpoint presentations for these events are now available online. You can find them here.

Social Impact Investing: An Expert's view - now on YouTube

22 October 2015

It was great to see so many of you at the seminar featuring British social impact investing expert  David Carrington in Auckland on 9 October. It was a stimulating and inspiring morning. David (pictured) was joined by John Prendergast, CEO of the Community Trust of Southland, who provided a New Zealand perspective on social impact investing. You can now watch David and John's presentations on our YouTube channel.