Our 2017 grants round opened on the 1st of June and closed on the 30th. $1,893,250 has been requested from 197 applicants. Our team is now processing applications and will be notifying applicants in early September, after Board approval.

The work of our Grants Sub-Committee is a big part of our grant decision-making. This year Nikau Foundation has nominated two youth representatives to our Grants Sub-Committee, Andrew German and Grace Brennan.

Both our youth representatives have a demonstrated knowledge of the community sector, and are aware of the issues that young people today are facing. We are confident that Grace and Andrew will provide valuable insight into the concerns and challenges facing younger generations.

Nikau Foundation involves interested donors in grant making decisions that are connected to the causes they care about.
You can view our grant-making policy here.