Welcome to Foundation North Te Kaitiaki Putea o Tamaki o Tai Tokerau

End of year grants payments

The last payment for 2015 will be on Monday 21 December. The deadline to receive claims is Wednesday 16 December 2015.
The first payment in 2016  will be on Monday 25 January then Tuesday 2 February. Subsequent payments will be made fortnightly on a Monday.

Our office is closed on Thursday 24 December and reopen to the public on Monday 18 January 2016.

Foundation North Logo

Yes, we've changed our name! 

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 approaching $900 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
Education grants come under the People funding area. If you are an early childhood education centre you will apply under this area. Find out more.

Keep up to date with Foundation North online
Latest news

Come talk to us during our new walk in sessions

Is your not-for-profit organisation looking for funding?  Come and talk to us!  Find out more

Latest grants

Here's a list of the latest grants from Foundation North. These grants are from the year to date.   Find out more

Six projects funded to increase diversity in Auckland’s arts

Six arts projects will receive a total of almost $367,000 in the first round of applications to the new  Find out more

The Places closing date has changed

You may have noticed that we have amended our Places closing date from 22nd February 2016 to the 1st  Find out more

Foundation North doubles funding for arts projects that support Auckland diversity

Creative New Zealand is pleased to announce Foundation North as a partner in its new arts funding initiative that  Find out more

Annual public meeting date announced

Foundation North is pleased to announce their annual public meeting for 2015.  Find out more

Our funding framework

As well as our Community Support Grants Programme, our funding framework includes:

Catalysts for Change Programme

Under our Catalysts for Change Programme, we will identify and address the issues facing our region by funding organisations in a sustained way over a number of years. This targeted approach will include support to increase organisations' capacity to deliver. The intention is to create significant positive change through supporting innovative projects and practices. 

We have a funding round focusing on young people not in education employment or training.  Find out more here.

Our Catalysts for Change programmes are supported by the Centre for Social Impact, established by us to create a centre of excellence for the delivery of effective and innovative philanthropy.

Key Community Partnership Programme

Under our Key Community Partnerships Programme, we will work in partnership with organisations where there is a shared vision for positive outcomes for our communities.

Iconic and Innovative Projects Programme

The Foundation wants to be a pro-active collaborator, funding iconic projects which will create a significant positive impact for the communities of Auckland and Northland. These iconic and innovative grants will be for significant regional projects, with intergenerational benefit and wide impact.

Read and hear in your language

Multi-nation flag

Our Catalysts for Change programmes are supported by the Centre for Social Impact, established by us to create a centre for excellence for the delivery of effective and innovative philanthropy.