Pass-through donations

As well as leaving a gift that continues to give back every year into the future, some of our Acorn donors like to make the occasional immediate gift to charitable organisations. We call these ‘pass-through’ donations and are happy to facilitate these for our named fund and corporate fund donors.

If you would like to learn more about this, please contact us.


Give with friends

Giving Circles are the social way to give back - they’re a great way to meet new people and be part of a group that makes a tangible difference in our community.

With more than 2,500 Giving Circles worldwide, it's clear that people from all backgrounds are coming together to create the change they want to see in society.

Learn more about setting up your own Acorn Giving Circle in our brochure: 

Giving Circles brochure

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Honeybadgers Giving Circle members Megan Johnstone, Annabel Bayes and Bec Beale.

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“Being part of a Giving Circle makes you aware of what is going on in the community. Acorn has their finger on the pulse and work with lots of different charities in areas that may be ‘under the radar’ of many people. It is that part of the community that really need some help.”


- Bridget Cummins, member of an Acorn Giving Circle


Give at work

Strengthen the connection between your workplace and the community with an increasingly popular giving model that allows your charitable giving to have a bigger impact, collectively.

Workplace Giving is a popular concept in North America, where many corporations and small businesses encourage community giving from all levels of their organisations. Philanthropy is encouraged from a young age, as workplace giving is seen as an affordable and accessible way to connect with the community.

Learn more about how Workplace Giving works in our Corporate Giving Brochure:

corporate giving brochure   

Next steps?

We’d love to chat with you about how we can help you give back to our community.

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The benefit of Acorn’s Workplace Giving programme is that over time we can help make a real difference to our community which, in the longer term, supports our purpose of fuelling New Zealand’s prosperity. The programme also helps us create a culture of philanthropy and adds to the team spirit in our Tauranga office.”

– Glenn Keaney, Partner, KPMG Tauranga

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The Acorn team are available to present to your group, organisation or employees.