Nikau Kāpiti Fund

The Nikau Kāpiti Fund was launched by Mayor Jenny Rowan in June 2013.

For Kāpiti residents this endowment fund provides the vehicle to appreciate the community where they have lived, worked, played and brought up a family.

This is the first of the district funds we are establishing for those people who choose to give to their local community within the greater Wellington region.

Income from this fund will be distributed to Kāpiti charities from Paekakariki to Otaki once the fund has reached $75,000.

The special appeal of this fund, as with all funds under Nikau Foundation, is that donors know that the capital is invested and the income distributed, and they are helping Kāpiti charities every year, forever.

As of 2018, the fund stood at $75,259. Our aim in time is to grow the Fund to $5 million to benefit the Kāpiti community. Kāpiti resident and Nikau Trustee Liz Koh said “It will be great when our district can be self-sustainable for our charitable needs”.

In the last two years Nikau Foundation has made grants of over $43,000 to the Kāpiti area, including Youth Quest Trust in Paraparaumu, Nga Manu Nature Reserve at Waikanae and the Otaki Timebank.

Donors can make a gift now, or leave a gift to the Nikau Kāpiti Fund in their will.

Contact us for more information on (04) 381 2224 or email Adrienne at

Tony and Becky Cooke

Latest Kāpiti Fund News

Two new philanthropic vehicles created to benefit the Kāpiti community 

Nikau Foundation was pleased to announce two new Kāpiti focused funds at its recent annual grants event. There was the usual excitement around donations being made to a range of community groups including Kenakena school dyslexia programme, the Shed Project and Birthright Kāpiti from several endowments under the Nikau umbrella. However it was the speech from Tony Cooke, husband of Caroline Boyd that touched the audience of local philanthropists the most. Read more…



Special thanks to our Nikau Kāpiti Fund founder donors

  • Coastlands Shoppingtown Ltd
  • Kāpiti Coast Funeral Home
  • Rotary Club of Kapiti
  • Amnico Trust
  • Adrienne Bushell
  • Don and Janine Hunn
  • Tony Kebbell

Special thanks to our Nikau Kapiti Fund founder donors


  • Liz Koh
  • Ian and Lyn Lindsay
  • Andrew and Merryn Malcolm
  • Mike and Margaret Olsen
  • Bruce and Lyn Robertson
  • Jenny Rowan
  • Margaret Trotter
  • Margaret and Roger Tucker


Make a Donation

To make a donation to the Nikau Kāpiti Fund

With such generous benefactors, the fund is set to grow and support Kāpiti residents forever.

Download a donation form here (0.1 mb)

Please send this form to:
Nikau Foundation,
PO Box 24-220
Manners Street
Wellington 6142

One-off donation

By cheque (payable to Nikau Foundation) or by direct payment to our bank account:
Westpac, Lambton Quay. 03 0502 0163248 00. Reference: Kāpiti.

Monthly donation

Direct regular payment to our bank account:
Westpac, Lambton Quay. 03 0502 0163248 01. Reference: Kāpiti.

You can give to your community by donating to the Nikau Kāpiti Fund (any amount) or by establishing your own named endowment fund ($75,000 or more).

You can give a gift in your will or you can give during your lifetime and qualify for a tax rebate. If you are considering establishing your own named fund please contact us and we will be delighted to discuss the options with you.

Income from the funds will be distributed on an annual basis to your local area from the Nikau Kāpiti Fund or to your preferred charities from your own named fund.



Wouldn’t it be great if our district could be self-sustainable in terms of our charitable needs?

Liz Koh, Kāpiti resident & Nikau Foundation Deputy Chair