Ways to give with Northland Foundation

Step 01: Choose your TYPE of giving

Donations in your will

You gift a capital sum to the Northland Foundation in your Will so that the tax-free income earned by NF can be distributed each year.

Donations during your lifetime

Donations during your lifetime give you the benefit of seeing your gift at work and will qualify for a 33.3% tax credit.

Private charitable trusts

If you have a charitable trust – or you are thinking about setting one up – talk to us about how we can help with compliance requirements, future trustee succession planning and asset transfers.

For all types of giving we encourage donors setting up their fund to make a one-off donation of $5000 which goes towards the operating expenses of The Northland Foundation allowing us to continue the daily work of the Foundation. The donation will qualify for a 33.3% tax credit.

Step 02: Choose your WAY of giving

Named funds

Your own named fund (for funds over $50,000) means you can choose which charities receive annual distributions for your Fund. We report annually.

Payroll giving

You can make your selected donation each payday and the qualifying tax credit is given at the time of the donation – not at the end of the tax year.

Giving circles

A way for a group of friends to pool financial resources and target your giving to a common interest or charity.

Step 03: Choose a fund

Donations over $50,000 are eligible to set up your own named fund or you can choose to contribute to our existing funds shown below.

Donations under $50,000 are allocated according to your choices and/or to our “Northland Fund” which means we decide annually on the most worthy recipients, based on the highest social needs at the time.

Our funds are:

  • Education

  • Environment

  • Puketi Forest Endowment Fund

  • Health

  • Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal

  • Health Fund Plus – General Fund

  • Jim Carney Cancer Treatment Centre

  • Local Funds

  • Far North Betterment Fund

  • Northern Wairoa Fund

  • Waipu Endowment Fund

  • Northland Community Fund (formerly known as Community & Families)

  • The Northland Grassroots Fund

  • Volunteering Northland

  • Northland Fund

  • Sport