"One Generation plants the trees, another gets the shade" Chinese Proverb
The Aoraki Foundation
Is a Charitable Community Foundation created by and for the people of the Aoraki Region that serves as a vehicle to connect people who care with causes that matter. Community Foundations are a popular choice for donors because of the services they provide in finding matches between donor interests and community needs.
“Donors do not give to a Community Foundation, they give to their community . . . through a community foundation”.
Community Foundations bring stability to the non-profit arena; they allow flexibility in accepting gifts and establishing funds that satisfy the charitable needs of donors; and they provide efficient and effective financial stewardship, in perpetuity.
The Aoraki Foundation provides a vehicle through which people can make a contribution For Aoraki, For Good, For Ever.
(Established mid 2009) as a Community Foundation. The underlying principle of a community foundation is that “Generosity begins on the Main Street”.
In other words, we believe that people want to support causes close to home, and often close to the heart.
The Aoraki Foundation's primary goal is to provide a simple, effective and long-lasting way for individuals and families to leave legacies to local causes, and to ensure these gifts will achieve maximum benefit into the future.
Our Principle Objective
The Aoraki Foundation aims to encourage people to: