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Your People.

Your Stories.

Realising a wish to make a long-lasting difference.

A chance listening to the radio led to Malcolm Wade hearing about Auckland Foundation and the community foundation model – and his interest was piqued.

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The transformational power of mentoring.

The formation of real relationships between volunteers and young people is a simple idea, but one that Brothers in Arms is using to transform young people's lives.

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Honouring a colleague's immense contribution.

When beloved colleague John Wadams passed away, his co-workers knew they wanted to honour the huge contribution he had made both to the company and the wider community.

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Helping families to give their baby the best start in life.

A new baby is a time of joy and celebration – but it can also be a time of stress and anxiety for the parents-to-be. BabyStart is helping to remove some of that stress amongst vulnerable families, by providing items to ensure their newborn is kept safe and warm.

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Resettling for ease and efficiency.

Auckland’s only symphonic choir, Auckland Choral has brought joy to music lovers young and old for more than a century. And as one of the oldest arts organisations in the country, it was important to ensure the long-term future of the choir.

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Mothers Project: connecting incarcerated mothers with their children.

With an estimated 20,000 New Zealand children are affected by parental imprisonment, a group of volunteer female lawyers are giving their time to listen to incarcerated mothers and help them to reconnect with their children.

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Inspiring tamāhine to become transformational leaders.

A unique leadership programme that supports tamāhine to be powerful agents of change in their community is already making a huge difference for its first cohort.

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Pretty Smart Talks: breaking beauty stereotypes for teens.

After fifteen years of working in the marketing industry, Angela Barnett is using her power of words to teach young girls how to be pretty smart about the beauty industry.

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North Shore Fund helps fill the gap in school bags.

A grant made by the North Shore Fund last year has meant 500 children in foster care can start off their school year being the proud owners of new lunch boxes and drink bottles.

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Spoken word proves to be mighty.

Action Education offers programmes for disengaged and isolated young people – but with a difference.

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Supporting survivors of violence regain independence.

Through support and training, Shakti are helping women and girls who have survived culturally-sanctioned violence to regain their independence and become active participants in their Auckland community.

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Finding teenage confidence through fashion.

Well-known stylist and mum of two Nora Swann is helping young girls to feel beautiful on the inside, as well as on the outside.

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Generous New Zealand women: Maureen Potroz.

When generous music teachers nurtured a young Maureen Potroz's talent with free training, it taught her the value of giving - and she has been giving back ever since.

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Grant brings “Dream” to the North Shore.

Thanks to a grant from the North Shore Fund, North Shore Group Riding for the Disabled have been able to purchase new horse 'Dream' - giving local children and adults with disabilities the opportunity to experience the joy of therapeutic horse riding.

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Lifelong dream to support young musicians realised.

Stalwart of the South Kaipara musical community, Daphne Stevens, realised a lifelong dream when she established a musical scholarship fund with Auckland Foundation earlier this year. And a 16 year old pianist has been named as the inaugural recipient.

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Bequests - a donor's perspective.

Recently donors Lee and Penny Stevens' thoughts have turned to succession planning, and how their legacy - and the memory of Lee’s parents - will be looked after once they are gone.

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A gift that gives hope for the future.

Joy Whitley's bequest to Auckland Foundation means her final wishes will endure – and that families can have hope for the future.

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Charity begins at home in the North Shore.

Some prominent locals are supporting a new charitable fund focusing on the North Shore.

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Empowering youth through performing arts.

With now more than 220 ethnic groups living in the city, how do we support our refugee and migrant youth communities as they adjust to life as Aucklanders?

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Supporting Auckland girls to become 'prejudice proof'.

Thanks to a Grassroots Giving grant, SOUL is helping girls and young women to become 'prejudice proof'.

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Nurturing tomorrow’s Aucklanders.

Education plays such an important role in life – but not all of us are lucky enough to experience a university education.

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Helping migrants overcome the language barrier.

The ability to communicate in our day-to-day lives is something that most of us take for granted.

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You can’t take it with you.

Thinking about your mortality can be confronting – but for Dick Hubbard, a motorbike accident in the Himalayas was the moment that ensured the city he and his wife Diana cared about would continue to be supported beyond their lifetimes.

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Giving circles – having a bigger impact than you can on your own.

Back in 2013, four women from the University of Auckland’s Business School combined their giving power and shared passion, to make a difference by creating the “Fabulous Ladies Giving Circle”.

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A new lease of life for a small trust doing great work.

Following Rua Steven’s untimely death from leukaemia, husband Clarrie and son Lee were determined to make something of their grief at losing their community-spirited wife and mother.

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Nga Rangatahi Toa - Manawa Ora.

“I could never do that” my friend told me as we stood in the foyer of the Herald Theatre waiting to see “Manawa Ora – Courage is Contagious”. I agreed.

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