Kia hua mai he whenua ka toko i te tika me te pono hei korowai mō Aotearoa
The J R McKenzie Trust is a philanthropic family trust that has been grantmaking in Aotearoa New Zealand since 1940. Known for funding groups and initiatives that often struggle to get grants elsewhere, we distribute allocated funds through a variety of approaches and mechanisms to organisations that align with our vision of a socially just and inclusive Aotearoa New Zealand.
Our funding is made possible by dividends received each year from Rangatira Investments, a company established by Sir J R McKenzie in 1937, that pioneered private investment in New Zealand. Today it grows iconic New Zealand businesses utilising a co-investment model.
Please browse our website to learn more about us, what we fund and the people and organisations we support.
Applications are now closed.
Applications for Round 1 – 2020 will open on Dec 18 2019.
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Do you want to be part of an initiative that’s changing lives and improving family well-being one driver licence at a time?
Here’s how you can use your skills to make a difference.
The Puketāpa Community Driving School (PCDS) team supports women from resettled communities by making driver training more affordable and accessible. You can contribute your time and skills by becoming a driving instructor if you have had a clean NZ full Licence for more than 2 years.
Sign up for free training on Saturday 13 July 2019; 10am to 1:30pm at Migrant Action Trust (MAT) Training Room, 766 Sandringham Rd Extension, Mt Roskill, Auckland 1041. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or text/call 022 473 0284 for more information.
See our news feed below to learn more about the Puketāpa Community Driving School, and read some stories about some of the 78 people that PCDS has assisted in gaining their driver’s licences!
A quote favoured by Sir Roy McKenzie was that of Ralph Waldo Emerson who told us “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” Forging a new course takes courage and commitment and a belief that the destination is worth the uncertainties the journey might hold.
This report, produced by J R McKenzie Trust and Centre for Social Impact, explores philanthropic funding of advocacy and shares J R McKenzie Trust’s experiences with this over the last decade, along with views from organisations funded by JRMT for advocacy, views from other funders of advocacy, and key messages from recent literature.