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
It is with great sadness that we learnt yesterday on the 24th of June 2015 of the passing of Find out more
Foundation North’s Allendale Annexe has been awarded the 2015 Auckland Architecture Award for commercial architecture. Find out more
The next round of our Quick Response funding closes on the 2nd of June at 5.00pm. Find out more
This Tuesday the 5th of May, Foundation North will be holding ‘walk in’ sessions so that members from the Find out more
ASB Community Trust, which provides grants to not-for-profit organisations across Auckland and Northland, has been renamed Foundation North. Find out more