Community Foundations are working together to provide resources that will make a lasting difference in their local communities.

In March 2010, 68 voluntary Trustees from 11 Community Foundations throughout New Zealand gathered in Wellington to learn more about encouraging generosity in their local regions.

The Tindall Foundation and J R McKenzie Trust funded this second Community Foundations workshop, following the success of the first.

The Tindall Foundation has been generous with its support as it sees community foundations being crucial to the wellbeing of local communities.  New Zealand Community Foundations provide a vehicle for people to give effectively to their local community.

It is one of the fastest growing forms of philanthropy internationally.  These place-based foundations simplify philanthropic giving for people wanting to “give where they live”.

Workshop speakers included the Melbourne Community Foundation CEO Sarah Davies and Wellington fundraising expert Kitty Hilton.

For more information contact:

Nicky Wilkins, Acorn Foundation Executive Officer