Philanthropy helps to make New Zealand a better place to live. It is important, therefore, to keep track of the amount and pattern of philanthropy over time to better understand the different approaches to improving well-being.
Commissioned by Philanthropy New Zealand, this report titled Giving New Zealand, measures philanthropy in New Zealand during 2014 – that is, how much money New Zealanders and their organisations gave to charitable and other community purposes.
New Zealanders are a generous lot – recent international figures from the Charities Aid Foundation show that we rank third in the world index of giving. Our capacity for generosity was demonstrated in our response to the Christchurch earthquakes in 2010 and 2011. This report, which measures giving in New Zealand during 2014, shows that we have maintained that level of generosity in the years since the earthquakes.
Read the full report here.