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Nikau Foundation

Post Office Box 25-289, Panama Street
Wellington, Wellington 6146
New Zealand

Mission

To promote philanthropy for the benefit of the Wellington Region

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Most Meaningful Change

Our consistent grantmaking over the past several years has led the community to see us as a reliable source of funding.

1991 Year Founded
$1,400,000 Endowment Value
$175,000 Total Annual Grantmaking

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Last Updated: 09.18.15

Population Area Served

400,000

Identifying Information
OrganizationNikau Foundation
Address 1Post Office Box 25-289, Panama Street
Address 2Did not answer
City / TownWellington
State / RegionWellington
ZIP / Postal Code6146
CountryNew Zealand
ContinentOceania
Map Address (If Different)50 Manners Street
Map City / Town (If Different)Wellington
Map State / Region (If Different)Did not answer
Map Zip / Postal Code (If Different)6146
Map Country (If Different)Did not answer
Phone64 4 472 2470
Emailadmin@nikaufoundation.org.nz
Websitewww.nikaufoundation.org.nz
Organization Leader (Name, Title)Louise Parkin, Philanthropy Advisor
Primary Contact’s NameBrian Burge
Primary Contact’s PositionAdministration Manager
Foundation at a Glance
Year Founded1991
Mission StatementTo promote philanthropy for the benefit of the Wellington Region
Organization DescriptionCommunity Foundation
Other DescriptionDid not answer
Approximate Size of the Population Serviced400,000
Total Paid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)2
Total Unpaid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)Did not answer
Total Board Members9
Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)
Organization’s Total Income in Last Fiscal Year$350,000
Organization’s Gifts Income in Last Fiscal YearDid not answer
Organization’s Total Expenditures in Last Fiscal Year$120,000
Organization’s Grantmaking Budget in Last Fiscal Year$175,000
Does Organization Have an EndowmentYes
Value of Endowment (or Financial Reserves) as of the End of Last Fiscal Year$1,400,000
Change in Financial Status Over Last Three YearsA little improvement
Priorities and Achievements
Factors that Played a Role in the Origins of Your Organization
Community leadershipPlayed a slight role
Philanthropic giftsPlayed an important role
Grassroots activismNo role
Inadequate government servicesNo role
Changes in the political environmentNo role
Changes in the economic environmentNo role
Government initiative fundingNo role
Foundation initiative fundingPlayed an important role
Bilateral or multilateral initiative fundingPlayed an important role
Favorable legal or fiscal policiesPlayed an important role
Time Spent Working in Following Areas
NeighborhoodDid not answer
LocallyDid not answer
RegionallyLots of time
NationallyDid not answer
InternationallyDid not answer
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 organizationImportant but not central
Board reflective of community diversityCentrally important
Building an endowmentCentrally important
Serving donor needsCentrally important
Acting as a fiscal intermediary for the communityCentrally important
Building inclusion and trust in the communityCentrally important
Pursuing equityCentrally important
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 cultureFair amount
EducationFair amount
EnvironmentFair amount
HealthFair amount
Human and social servicesFair amount
Human rightsLittle
International relationsNot at all
ReligionNot at all
Economic developmentNot at all
Conflict resolution/bridging different parts of the communityNot at all
Information technologyLittle
Strengthening local or regional governmentNot at all
HousingNot at all
ChildrenFair amount
WaterNot at all
Alternative energyNot at all
Disaster reliefNot at all
Advocacy with authoritiesNot at all
Job trainingLittle
Nongrantmaking Services Offered to Community in Recent Years
Convening for issues of local concernNever
Promote collaboration between granteesOccasionally
Promote understanding of public policyRarely
Training/capacity-building for local organizationsOccasionally
AdvocacyRarely
Loaned staffNever
ResearchOccasionally
Community needs assessmentOccasionally
Leadership developmentOccasionally
InternshipsRarely
Providing space for local organizationsNever
Access to information technologyRarely
Publishing/knowledge sharingRarely
Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served
PovertyNo change
CrimeNo change
Trust among different sections of the communityNo change
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesNo change
Social position of marginalized groupsNo change
Responsiveness of authoritiesNo change
Appropriateness of public policiesNo change
Value of community assetsGetting better
Quality of the environmentGetting better
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 givingNo change
Extent to Which Organization Can Claim Tangible and Measurable Achievements in the Past Three Years
PovertyA few small achievements
CrimeWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Trust among different sections of the communityA few small achievements
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesA few small achievements
Social position of marginalized groupsA few small achievements
Responsiveness of authoritiesWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Appropriateness of public policiesWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Value of community assetsA few small achievements
Quality of the environmentA few small achievements
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communityA few small achievements
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsA few small achievements
Networks and links between different parts of the communityA few small achievements
Gender equityWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Charitable giving through the community foundationSome important achievements
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingA few small achievements
Active Partnerships
Formal community associations and groupsNot at all
Informal associations of citizensNot at all
Non-governmental organizationsLittle
Local governmentLittle
National governmentNot at all
UniversitiesNot at all
SchoolsLittle
BusinessesLittle
Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work
National association of grantmakersHelpful
Regional association of grantmakersN/A
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 doNo
Actively engage local people as volunteersNo
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 volunteersNeither important nor unimportant
Access to advice or technical assistanceNeither important nor unimportant
Better local culture of givingVery important
Stronger civil societyNeither important nor unimportant
More responsive authoritiesNeither important nor unimportant
OtherDid not answer
Most Meaningful Change
Most Meaningful Change that Organization Has Helped to Bring About in the Last Three YearsOur consistent grantmaking over the past several years has led the community to see us as a reliable source of funding.
 

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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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