Profiles

Momentum Waikato Community Foundation

127 Alexandra Street, Level 4
Hamilton, Waikato 3240
New Zealand

Mission

A better Waikato for everyone ~ forever ~ by inspiring generosity and investing for impact.

Most Meaningful Change

The establishment of the Vital Impact Programme - a regional giving, research and granting solution. The Vital Impact Programme invests in positive transformational change for current and future generations and gives every Waikato person to participate - a child with $10 pocket money can team up with a person who gives 10% of their salary, or a successful business leader who gives $10m - taking action and making a difference together.

2013 Year Founded
$9,696,586 Endowment Value
$720,305 Total Annual Grantmaking

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Last Updated: 06.13.17

Top Programmatic Priorities
Population Area Served

450,000

Identifying Information
OrganizationMomentum Waikato Community Foundation
Address 1127 Alexandra Street, Level 4
Address 2Did not answer
City / TownHamilton
State / RegionWaikato
ZIP / Postal Code3240
CountryNew Zealand
ContinentOceania
Map Address (If Different)127 Alexandra St
Map City / Town (If Different)Hamilton
Map State / Region (If Different)Did not answer
Map Zip / Postal Code (If Different)3204
Map Country (If Different)New Zealand
Phone+64 7 834 0404
Emailinfo@momentumwaikato.nz
Websitemomentumwaikato.nz
Organization Leader (Name, Title)Cheryl Reynolds, Chief Executive
Primary Contact’s NameCheryl Reynolds
Primary Contact’s PositionChief Executive
Foundation at a Glance
Year Founded2013
Mission StatementA better Waikato for everyone ~ forever ~ by inspiring generosity and investing for impact.
Organization DescriptionCommunity Foundation
Other DescriptionDid not answer
Approximate Size of the Population Serviced450,000
Total Paid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)4
Total Unpaid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)Did not answer
Total Board Members7
Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)
Organization’s Total Income in Last Fiscal Year$1,445,353
Organization’s Gifts Income in Last Fiscal Year$834,561
Organization’s Total Expenditures in Last Fiscal Year$361,455
Organization’s Grantmaking Budget in Last Fiscal Year$720,305
Does Organization Have an EndowmentYes
Value of Endowment (or Financial Reserves) as of the End of Last Fiscal Year$9,696,586
Change in Financial Status Over Last Three YearsSignificant improvement
Priorities and Achievements
Factors that Played a Role in the Origins of Your Organization
Community leadershipPlayed a centrally important role
Philanthropic giftsPlayed a centrally important role
Grassroots activismPlayed an important role
Inadequate government servicesPlayed a slight role
Changes in the political environmentPlayed an important role
Changes in the economic environmentPlayed a slight role
Government initiative fundingNo role
Foundation initiative fundingPlayed an important role
Bilateral or multilateral initiative fundingPlayed a slight role
Favorable legal or fiscal policiesPlayed a slight role
Time Spent Working in Following Areas
NeighborhoodFair amount of time
LocallyFair amount of time
RegionallyLots of time
NationallyNone
InternationallyNone
Rate Importance of the Following Functions
GrantmakingCentrally important
Having local people as leaders in the organizationCentrally important
Seeking local donationsCentrally important
Having a gender balance in the organizationSlightly important
Board reflective of community diversityImportant but not central
Building an endowmentCentrally important
Serving donor needsCentrally important
Acting as a fiscal intermediary for the communityImportant but not central
Building inclusion and trust in the communityCentrally important
Pursuing equityImportant but not central
Accountability to local peopleCentrally important
Raising money for grantmaking annuallyCentrally important
Community developmentCentrally important
In the Last Year, Extent to Which Programming and/or Grantmaking Involved Work in the Following Areas
Arts and cultureNot at all
EducationLot
EnvironmentLot
HealthNot at all
Human and social servicesNot at all
Human rightsNot at all
International relationsNot at all
ReligionNot at all
Economic developmentNot at all
Conflict resolution/bridging different parts of the communityNot at all
Information technologyNot at all
Strengthening local or regional governmentNot at all
HousingNot at all
ChildrenLot
WaterLot
Alternative energyNot at all
Disaster reliefNot at all
Advocacy with authoritiesNot at all
Job trainingLot
Nongrantmaking Services Offered to Community in Recent Years
Convening for issues of local concernOften
Promote collaboration between granteesOften
Promote understanding of public policyNever
Training/capacity-building for local organizationsNever
AdvocacyOccasionally
Loaned staffNever
ResearchOften
Community needs assessmentOften
Leadership developmentOccasionally
InternshipsOften
Providing space for local organizationsNever
Access to information technologyNever
Publishing/knowledge sharingOften
Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served
PovertyGetting worse
CrimeNo change
Trust among different sections of the communityGetting worse
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesGetting worse
Social position of marginalized groupsGetting worse
Responsiveness of authoritiesNo change
Appropriateness of public policiesNo change
Value of community assetsGetting better
Quality of the environmentGetting worse
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communityGetting better
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsGetting better
Networks and links between different parts of the communityNo change
Gender equityNo change
Charitable giving through the community foundationGetting better
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingGetting better
Extent to Which Organization Can Claim Tangible and Measurable Achievements in the Past Three Years
PovertySome important achievements
CrimeSome important achievements
Trust among different sections of the communityDo not work in this sphere
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesDo not work in this sphere
Social position of marginalized groupsDo not work in this sphere
Responsiveness of authoritiesDo not work in this sphere
Appropriateness of public policiesDo not work in this sphere
Value of community assetsDo not work in this sphere
Quality of the environmentSome important achievements
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communitySome important achievements
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsSome important achievements
Networks and links between different parts of the communityDo not work in this sphere
Gender equityDo not work in this sphere
Charitable giving through the community foundationSome important achievements
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingSome important achievements
Active Partnerships
Formal community associations and groupsLot
Informal associations of citizensLittle
Non-governmental organizationsLot
Local governmentLot
National governmentNot at all
UniversitiesLot
SchoolsLittle
BusinessesLot
Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work
National association of grantmakersHelpful
Regional association of grantmakersHelpful
Global Fund for Community FoundationsN/A
Particular foundationHelpful
Other organizationN/A
Involvement of Local People
Regularly survey local people about our programsNo
Local people are engaged in the delivery of our workYes
Local people control what our organization doesYes
Have local people represented on our boardYes
Have regular sessions where local people advise us what our programs should doYes
Actively engage local people as volunteersYes
All of our board is composed of local peopleYes
Account to local people about our successes and failures each yearYes
Assistance in Overcoming Main Difficulties Faced in Developing Organization Further
Increased fundingVery important
Better legal or fiscal environmentNeither important nor unimportant
More volunteersImportant
Access to advice or technical assistanceVery important
Better local culture of givingVery important
Stronger civil societyVery important
More responsive authoritiesImportant
OtherDid not answer
Most Meaningful Change
Most Meaningful Change that Organization Has Helped to Bring About in the Last Three YearsThe establishment of the Vital Impact Programme - a regional giving, research and granting solution. The Vital Impact Programme invests in positive transformational change for current and future generations and gives every Waikato person to participate - a child with $10 pocket money can team up with a person who gives 10% of their salary, or a successful business leader who gives $10m - taking action and making a difference together.
 

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Identifying Information

Foundation at a Glance

Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)

Priorities and Achievements
Factors that Played a Role in the Origins of Your Organization

Time Spent Working in Following Areas

Rate Importance of the Following Functions

In the Last Year, Extent to Which Programming and/or Grantmaking Involved Work in the Following Areas

Nongrantmaking Services Offered to Community in Recent Years

Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served

Extent to Which Organization Can Claim Tangible and Measurable Achievements in the Past Three Years

Active Partnerships

Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work

Involvement of Local People

Assistance in Overcoming Main Difficulties Faced in Developing Organization Further

Most Meaningful Change

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