There are three types of fund that you can donate to within the Nikau portfolio of endowment funds.


Some of the named endowment funds we manage are able to receive additional donations from third parties.


These funds are for a specific geographical area or general charitable purpose.

Your gift is pooled with other like minded donors to benefit specific areas of interest. Options include:

Geographic Areas:

  • Kāpiti Coast
  • Lower Hutt
  • Porirua
  • Upper Hutt
  • Wairarapa
  • Wellington City

Areas of Interest:

  • Arts, Culture and Heritage
  • Services that support children and their families
  • Youth
  • Housing and homelessness
  • Education
  • Environment and Conservation
  • Mental Health
  • Sport and Recreation
  • Animal Welfare
  • Health and Medical Research
  • Wellington Resilience Fund
  • Elder Friendly Wellington
  • Technology and Innovation

Nikau maintains a fund for general charitable purposes in the Wellington region. Your gift will be pooled with other donations and gives us the discretion to direct funding at the most urgent current need. This is a powerful fund to give to because we just don’t know what the big issues will be in ten years. This gives us the ability to change our grant making focus with the times.