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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A new report from J R McKenzie Trust
The JR McKenzie Trust has developed this resource to help ngā kaikokiri/grantees describe the difference they are making in their communities and to support them in their development journey. It may also help organisations gather data kaikokiri/ grantees need for a Statement of Service Performance as required by Charities Services.
This resource is designed to be easy to use and support organisations to learn about themselves. It is based around a survey which can be done online or on paper, but it also has information about other methods such as focus groups and interviews. It includes templates for a one-page “Impact Assessment” plan and report.