Community Foundations: a point of difference

Aside from central and local government, traditional community funding in New Zealand has been cake stalls, sausage sizzles and bucket shaking or more recently grants from gaming trusts. A community foundation offers a significant alternative to these methods of fundraising.

Individuals, families and organisations wishing to support the local community can allocate funds either by way of donation or by bequest. Additionally, where a family has established a charitable trust, the Porirua Foundation can take responsibility for the day-to-day management and administration while the proceeds continue being distributed according to wishes of the family trustees.

The prudent investment and management of such funds ensures that various regional, city and community initiatives are supported by the people, for the people.