Research and evaluation are essential tools that guide the Trust with its decision making, ensuring our communities get the maximum benefit from funding.
Grantmakers’ stories of interesting funding practices are the subject of this report, produced by Philanthropy New Zealand. These funders provide examples of what GEO’s Jerry Sternin calls ‘positive deviants’ in the philanthropic sector in New Zealand – those who are trying new or creative ways to make a difference. The report sets out the approach taken and summarises key themes and insights from these funder stories, before presenting the stories themselves.
The second report from the Youth Health and Development Fund is now available to download. This report describes the impact of the YHD fund on capacity development during the first two years of the fund and includes stories of most significant change. The YHD fund provides multi-year funding, as well as support for capacity development and self-evaluation.
There is an emerging pattern of gradual decline in grants budgets for medium and large grantmakers, says Philanthropy New Zealand (PNZ).
He Akoranga He Aratohu is a 56-page document free to download from this website. It outlines and reviews the process created to identify, select and allocate grants to projects from Māori and Pacific communities that met the criteria for MPEI.
The impact of the Trust’s Youth Health & Development (YHD) Fund has now been documented in a report which explains how the fund has helped build capacity in its first year of operation
A series of articles backgrounding groups funded under the Maori and Pacific Education Initiative (MPEI) are now available to download as PDFs.
Fraud in the not-for-profit sector continues to decrease, according to a survey by accounting firm BDO.
A summary paper documenting the dialogue between the Trust and the seven largest Pacific communities in Auckland, in order to develop a Pacific strategy.
A summary documenting the Trust's work to develop a funding and policy approach to youth health needs.
A summary of research jointly undertake with other community trusts to develop an overview of the sector and its services.
A summary of joint research to investigate the key roles and functions of local government.
A summary of survey results investingating the extent of environmental grantmaking in New Zealand.
A summary of research into the prospects for social lending and investment by foundations in New Zealand
A summary of research into the housing sector, in particular the issues of homelessness, housing affordability, housing habitability and emergency housin
A summary of the Maori and Pacific Education Initiative, the grant-making process, key lessons learned and a list of those involved in the selection committees.
A Radio New Zealand interview with Trust Grants Advisor Catherine George, discussing ways applicants can improve their chances of gaining funding for projects.
A report produced to help the Trust better understand the field of community economic development in the Auckland region.
A summary of a review of the effectiveness of externally provided education programmes in schools.
A resource for those looking for funding. It describes of funding organisations - and how to get them to part with their money.
A summary of research exploring ways funders can make the process of applying for grants, and accounting for them, simpler.
A summary of research to help the Trust develop a more strategic approach to grant-making for refugee and migrant communities.
A summary of joint research to help the Trust understand and better respond to the growing needs of Auckland's Asian community.
A summary of research into resources available for capacity building in New Zealand.