Foundation North is the new name for what was formerly the ASB Community Trust. The Foundation holds in trust for the Auckland and Northland communities an endowment, or putea, of over a billion dollars. This comes from the sale of the community’s shares in what was previously the Auckland Savings Bank. That endowment allows us to make millions of dollars in grants each year to not-for-profit groups in Auckland and Northland. We’ve made grants worth almost $800 million since being formed in 1988. While our name has changed, we’re still your organisation, here to support all the good work that is being done to make Auckland and Northland such a great place to live.
Under our Community Support Grants Programme, our grants are distributed across three funding areas:
In the Places funding area we aim to fund projects that conserve, preserve and develop our region's natural and physical environment, and cultural heritage. Find out more.
In the Participation funding area we aim to encourage and support people to be engaged in their communities through participation in artistic, cultural, recreational and sporting activities. Find out more.
In the People funding area we aim to support community organisations working to facilitate improved outcomes for high need communities in our region, or support strengths-based programmes that focus on positive outcomes for children, young people and their families. Find out more Education grants
ASB Community Trust, which provides grants to not-for-profit organisations across Auckland and Northland, has been renamed Foundation North. Find out more
A major research project by the Centre for Social Impact into how best to support Bay of Plenty Find out more
THE PEOPLE FUNDING AREA IS NOW OPEN Find out more
Looking for funding? Come and talk to us! In January, ASB Community Trust will be holding information seminars about Find out more
The ASB Community Trust is calling for proposals for ‘Tohia te Tapairu’ – the Māori and Pacific Education Find out more