There are several types of funds associated with Nikau Foundation. Applications are open once a year and please see Grants for information about applying for funding.
NIKAU ENDOWMENT FUNDS
These are funds managed by Nikau which have specific charitable purposes, as defined by the individual donors. E.g. The Elma Coxon Trust supporting youth, education and the arts.
We also have “area of interest funds” where donors can contribute to a specific beneficiary area like health, disability, arts, environment etc. There is also a Nikau Community Fund, a general fund where Nikau Foundation has a much wider discretion to support charitable purposes as new areas of need arise.
In addition, because we know that donors like to “give where they live” we have also established two special district funds for Kāpiti and the Wairarapa.
If you are interested in establishing an endowment fund for any charitable purpose then please get in touch. Nikau Foundation specialises in supporting this type of philanthropy and it provides a highly professional and cost effective way of achieving defined charitable purposes in perpetuity.
PERPETUAL GUARDIAN SUB-TRUSTS
Nikau Foundation is an advisory trustee of a number of trusts which are managed by Perpetual Guardian. Nikau Foundation provides recommendations on grant applications in accordance with the individual terms of each sub-trust. Nikau then distributes the funds.