History

Northland Foundation started as The Northland Community Foundation in 2004, re-launched in 2015 as Northland Foundation. The Foundation has been supported during these years by The Tindall Foundation and Northland DHB. Many people will know the Foundation through its major fundraising work for Project Promise, the Cancer Centre for Northland.

The Foundation is working hard to inspire generosity for our community, forever, through endowment funds and living giving. We want to see Northland grow and prosper – and one of the ways to do that is by encouraging giving to charitable or community causes that are dear to people’s hearts.

With the success of the Jim Carney Cancer Treatment Centre fundraising programme (Project Promise), the Foundation is now working on a much wider programme of encouraging charitable giving to benefit Northland.

The key to success for a community foundation is to connect with people who have had a great life in their home region and who want to give back through charitable giving. People can support their local community forever by making a gift through the Northland Foundation. The gift can keep on giving because the capital remains intact, is invested, and the income from the investment is distributed annually to charities and community groups in the Northland area.  When making distributions the individual’s wishes are paramount – they can choose which groups to support, or leave the decision to the Northland Foundation Trustees and Grants Panel who know the needs in our region.

The Tindall Foundation

The Northland Foundation is already responsible for supporting and encouraging community organisations through their role as a Tindall Foundation Funding Manager. In 2014, thirteen different organisations doing wonderful work throughout Northland benefited overall by $71,000. The work of these organisations ranges from feeding hungry children, supporting volunteers, assisting with managing budgets, parenting skills, providing support for fostered children and much much more.

Northland DHB

The Foundation will maintain its special relationship with Northland DHB, supporting charitable fundraising activities such as the Countdown Kids Appeal, as well as managing the DHB’s charitable account and working to attract donations and charitable giving for the benefit of Northlanders who need healthcare services of all kinds, not just those that are cancer related.
The Northland Foundation will work with groups and individuals who are considering supporting charitable or community causes for the people of Northland. We will be encouraging the spirit of giving as a means of improving the community and adding depth and further value to our region.

Ways to Give

People wanting to give to the Northland Foundation may decide to

  • Leave a gift in their will or
  • Donate during their lifetime and have the pleasure of seeing their money make a difference, and receive a 33.3% tax credit. (Rules apply)