Giving Through the Nikau Foundation

There are many advantages to giving through the Nikau Foundation:


You can name your endowment fund and define its charitable purpose. The choice is yours. We can also take over existing funds where trustees wish to provide for a more permanent arrangement, in which case the charitable purpose of the fund is maintained under Nikau Foundation stewardship.

Enduring trusteeship

Give once, and generate an annual income forever. Nikau Foundation will ensure that your charitable wishes are fulfilled each and every year into the future.

Knowledge of community needs

Nikau Foundation knows where the greatest needs are in our community. This ensures that the income from your gift or fund will make the greatest possible difference, every year.

Economies of scale

All funds are pooled for investment purposes, which minimises administrative overhead and costs. These savings flow through to higher income and therefore more funds are available for donation to charitable purposes.

Simple, transparent and cost-effective

Nikau Foundation has fully transparent processes to report to donors and to the wider community. We offer a more effective alternative to setting up your own stand-alone charitable fund and we take care of all administration, including financial reporting, audit, legal requirements, professional funds management, monitoring of fund management performance, charities registration, grant making and trustee succession. Many services we use are either donated to us, or provided at significant discounts. Our trustees are community leaders who donate their time and expertise.

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