ALL GOOD VENTURES FUND
All Good Ventures is a registered charity started by Heather and Rod Claycomb of Hamilton to support people setting up social enterprise businesses that use profits to bring freedom to people in need.
Donations to the All Good Ventures Fund help grow the perpetual income it provides, ensuring the charity will be able to back social entrepreneurs for generations to come.
Boys Brigade Waikato Charitable Trust Fund
The Boys’ Brigade and ICONZ groups teach practical life skills with a view to providing an environment of genuine care for every part of the person - physical, mental, social and spiritual.
The Boys’ Brigade Waikato Charitable Trust Fund supports the Trust's funding for local groups' leadership development and events that foster inter-regional cooperation and experiences for the youngsters.
Community and Enterprise Leadership Fund
The Community and Enterprise Leadership Foundation, or 'CELF', builds leadership capacity in the Waikato via a unique program that trains leaders from business and for-purpose sectors together.
Donations to the CELF Fund will ensure continued development of leaders and leadership potential of the Waikato, unlocking the powerful possibilities of our region from a social, environmental, cultural and economic perspective.
The Donny Trust Fund
The Donny Charitable Trust was founded in the 1990s from the estate of Frank and Germaine Donny, a brother and sister of Belgian extraction who had farmed in the Waikato for most of their lives. It is chaired by Barry Paterson (pictured).
Donations to the Donny Trust Fund generate investment income for financial support to partners working in palliative care nurse training, agricultural education and child protection.
Fund for Nature Hauraki-Coromandel
Predator Free Hauraki Coromandel Community Trust supports 100+ conservation and backyard trapping groups. Projects include kiwi protection, local trap-building, and bringing national experts in for training workshops.
The Fund for Nature – Hauraki Coromandel provides sustainable and secure funding for the Trust's work across this biodiversity hotspot.
HAMILTON CBD DEVELOPMENT FUND
Hamilton is a great place to live, work and play; a cosmopolitan city at the heart of one of the most productive agricultural regions in the world; the capital of the Waikato. Hamilton Central, our Central Business District, is in transition as changing demands driven by the modern global economy create opportunities for the revitalisation of both structures and spaces. In particular, it is a moment in history when Hamiltonians’ long held desire to truly ‘turn the city to the river’ is beginning to be realised.
It's an exciting time to be making things happen in downtown Hamilton! The ‘CBD Fund’, established with the foundational support of Fosters Construction Group, will support projects that enable our community and visitors to enjoy, celebrate and use our city centre. A simple and effective way for companies to contribute towards making Hamilton Central even better!
Hamilton Civic Choir Foundation Fund
Donations to the Hamilton Civic Choir Foundation Fund help grow its income stream, so it can continue to support the Choir into the future.
Karioi Projects Fund
The Karioi Trust provides outdoor recreation opportunities to the youth of Huntly and the North Waikato.
The Karioi Projects Fund provides a secure funding stream for this activity, centered on the new Lake Kimihia and its facilities.
MCKENZIE CENTRE FUND
McKenzie Centre in Hamilton supports children with disabilities and their families to have full and fulfilling lives in communities that value them.
Donations to the McKenzie Centre Fund help grow the secure annual income stream it provides to the Centre, which ultimately improves outcomes and enhances wellbeing for the children they support.
Midlands Sexual Assault Support Service Fund
The Midlands Sexual Assault Support Service helps victim-survivors of sexual violence. There is significant demand for their support and advocacy across all age groups and backgrounds.
Donations to the MSASS Fund help to provide a secure funding stream for this critical community service.
Established by the late John and Bunny Mortimer, your donation will help sustain and develop the Taitua Arboretum they established. The two dendrologists fashioned 50 acres of their family farm into this relaxing, shaded haven, along the way collecting seeds and cuttings from across New Zealand and the world.
The Mortimers gifted the Taitua Arboretum to the city of Hamilton in 1997 to ensure it is cared for and enjoyed by generations of families to come. Then then established the Taitua Fund in 2015 to support the Arboretum in perpetuity.
TE AWAMUTU COLLEGE FOUNDATION FUND
The Te Awamutu College Foundation Fund was established by the Rogers Charitable Trust in 2020 to support the school and its students. Income from the Fund is used for special projects and resources that benefit the school and its students, including property development and scholarships.
Parents, former pupils scattered around the world, TA locals and anyone who supports Te Awamutu College are invited to donate, and can be assured they are making an ongoing sustainable contribution to the school.
Te Rau Oranga Fund
Te Rau Oranga Fund aims to improve Maaori health outcomes in the Waikato by increasing the number of Maaori working in the health sector.
Donations to Te Rau Oranga Fund will grow its ability to provide scholarships to Maaori in low decile schools that have committed to a career in health.
Vision Research Foundation Fund
The Vision Research Foundation is a national body dedicated to accelerating eye research in Aotearoa through backing cutting-edge studies, attracting funding and reducing inequity of access.
Donations to the Vision Research Foundation Fund will grow the income it uses to provide research grants for work that challenges paradigms, keeps talent in the country and builds a more diverse research community.
Waikato Catchment Ecological Enhancement Fund
The Waikato Catchment Ecological Enhancement Trust (WCEET) is highly successfully at assisting projects that foster the sustainable management of ecological resources in the Lake Taupo and Waikato River catchments. So far 2600+ hectares of wetland and 2600+ hectares of riparian habitat have been restored or enhanced, 2.43 million natives have been planted and predator control has been applied to 7200+ hectares.
Donations to the WCEET Fund help grow the amount of funding the Trust can offer, expanding and accelerating the amount of conservation work it can support.
WAIKATO COMMUNITY RUGBY FUND
The Waikato Community Rugby Fund was created by the Waikato Rugby Union and Momentum Waikato to support grassroots amateur rugby across the Waikato.
Waikato rugby supporters now have this opportunity to smartly support the community level of the code by making donations and/or a gift-in-will into a long-term arms-length ring-fenced investment Fund, rather than just for immediate expenditure.
Grassroots rugby is the heartbeat of many communities, schools and clubs, so the Fund focuses on the game’s role in creating greater community unity and wellbeing. Club and school teams, women’s rugby, Sevens, Ripper Rugby and volunteer support and other core activities are supported and enabled.
Waikato Financial Literacy Fund
The Financial Literacy Fund was established by John and Nicola Kenel to enable personal and community wellbeing by assisting young people to grow up to be good managers of their money.
Donations build income for funding that supports the development of, and access to, financial literacy programs, courses and tools for children and teenagers.
WAIKATO HAURAKI CONSERVATION FUND
Established by Dianne and Selwyn June in 2021, your donation will support local volunteer conservation groups across the region.
The Waikato Hauraki Conservation Fund exists to support work areas not covered by DOC and the major community funders, particularly start-up funding for new predator and pest control projects. Its funding distribution committee is made up of representatives of its major donors, regional conservation science organisations and Momentum Waikato.
Waikato Medical Research Foundation Fund
The Waikato Medical Research Foundation supports the work of emerging and early career health researchers in a range of clinical, academic and community settings, while building local capacity and capability.
Donations to the Waikato Medical Research Foundation Fund generate investment income for its grants to health researchers whose work aims to address local health outcomes.
Waikato Sick Babies Trust Fund
The Waikato Sick Babies Trust supports research work and staff training at the Newborn Intensive Care Unit at Waikato Hospital.
Donations to Waikato Sick Babies Trust Fund help this critical funding that ultimately ensures good outcomes in the critical care of premature and sick babies.
Waikato Women’s Fund
The Waikato Women’s Fund-Te Ira Waahine o Waikato enables local women to align their giving with the needs and aspirations of women and girls across the region. Research shows more and more women are generating and controlling their own wealth, and that it is women who are at the forefront of baby boomer wealth transfer. Yet it is women and girls who are most affected and held back by the social and economic issues impacting our region and country.
Few traditional funders are consciously trying to close this loop or track whether their grants are really benefitting and enabling women and girls. The Waikato Women's Fund connects women's giving capacity with a funding model that targets women and girls.