Over the past two years, Aotearoa philanthropic communities have worked together to find different ways where more New Zealanders can experience the benefits of philanthropy. Local and international reviews of philanthropic practices have found that a shift was needed from more traditional forms of giving to prioritising impactful funding models. These funding models’ value collaborative partnerships and focus on a variety of short and long-term outcomes.
In 2019, the SkyCity Community Trusts' undertook a review which found that they were in a strong position to have a greater impact with its funding. Excited by the collaborative vision of the philanthropy sector and the ability to partner, the Trusts took the bold step to adjust its strategic priorities. Trustees were appointed to deliver an innovative funding framework which has now been adopted with the aim to support our communities to realise their potential.