The Hawke's Bay Foundation is a Community Foundation and registered charitable trust (CC28009) focused on improving the Hawke's Bay community of New Zealand. This region ranges from Wairoa in the north to Central Hawke's Bay in the south, on the east coast of the North Island.
It provides a simple and long-lasting way for individuals, families and organisations to leave legacies for Hawke's Bay causes by investing pooled capital in perpetuity, and donating the distributions from those investments. Donations can be made through bequests in wills, by setting up a trust within HBF, or by regular (and ad-hoc) gifts. As a registered charity all donations are tax deductible.
The Hawke's Bay Foundation also disperses funds for Hawke's Bay charities across a range of interests and activities, and works to connect donors with causes close to their hearts. It serves as the local fund manager for the Tindall Foundation, holding an annual "Giving Event" each year to distribute funds to local charities and hear some of their stories about the positive impact their efforts are making to the community.
The Foundation also manages Community Endowment Funds on behalf of people and organisations using our in-house expertise for administration and investment management. This is a cost-effective way for many people to establish a Trust fund with minimal fuss.
The Board of Trustees are all volunteers from different sectors whose primary aim is to build community vitality. The Hawke's Bay Foundation is a member of the Community Foundations of New Zealand.