Your Giving Options

You can give to your community by donating to a specific fund, or by establishing your own named endowment fund. You can give a gift in your will, or give during your lifetime and qualify for a tax rebate. To discuss giving, and how you can make a lasting impact on your community forever, please contact us.


A named endowment fund is created for a charitable purpose defined by the donor. These might be general causes like youth, education and the arts, or name particular charities to benefit each year. Or it may be a combination of both. e.g. Environmental and conservation charities, but a preference for Greenpeace and Forest and Bird.

These are great if you have donated to a handful of charities over the years and want to see this carry on without you making the donations every year. They are also ideal for charities who wish to start their own endowment fund for long term sustainability; or those that wish to hand over the management of a trust to Nikau Foundation to reduce administrative efforts and increase income from the economies of scale.

These funds can be started with a small donation and built up over time but generally have to reach a minimum amount before enough money is generated from the interest on the fund to start making donations.

If you are interested in establishing an endowment fund for any charitable purpose, please get in touch and we can provide a personalised solution depending on your needs.


There are three types of fund that you can donate to within the Nikau portfolio of endowment funds.
Named Endowment Fund
Some of named endowment funds we manage are able to receive additional donations from third parties.
District and Dedicated Funds
Nikau Community Fund

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The benefits of using a third-party organisation to assist with your giving are:

  • Advice and knowledge of community needs
  • Expertise in how to structure your philanthropy
  • Anonymity if required

This is a free, no-strings-attached service so please contact us now if you need advice in this area.

Establish a Fund

Give to an Established Fund