About Us

In 2016 Foundation North launched a new Hauraki Gulf environmental Innovation Fund, G.I.F.T, that is worth $5 million dollars over five years.

The purpose of the fund is to encourage breakthrough insights, innovations and solutions to the complex environmental issues facing the Hauraki Gulf. 

Foundation North has a long history of supporting conservation projects and the new innovation fund builds on the collaborations and conservation work already happening in the Gulf.

About the Foundation

Foundation North 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.


Contact Us

General Enquiries

9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday
Phone: (09) 360 0291
Freephone: 0800 272 878

Visit Us

50 Ponsonby Road, Auckland
Office hours: 8.30am - 5pm
Monday to Friday