What is The Gift Trust?

Charitable giving at a high level is rewarding and fun. But it can be daunting to know how to start and to find the right organisations to support – that’s where we come in. The Gift Trust is a registered charity that’s been helping donors simplify and amplify their giving since 2009. Below you can find out about Gift Accounts, our philanthropic advice packages and Gift Collective – the easiest way for charities to get up and running quickly.

Gift Accounts

We take your ideas and interests and design individual plans that make your giving more focused, effective and fun. We provide a simple giving mechanism called Gift Accounts (known overseas as donor-advised funds), doing all the administration for you so you can enjoy the fun of giving. It’s like having your own private foundation, but without the administration hassle or costs. We’re a small, dynamic, values-driven team with a wealth of experience in the charity sector, providing a tailored and personal service to donors.

Find out about Gift Accounts

OPEN A GIFT ACCOUNT

Philanthropic advice

Making the decision to give is personal. Deciding to whom you will give and how is even more so. We offer personalised advice for every part of your giving journey, so you can give with more confidence and deeper effect. Our experienced team has the connections to get your giving journey started or help it along its way, helping you create a giving plan that’s impactful, intuitive, and on-mission. When it’s done well, with the right advice, your giving can change someone’s world.

Talk to our team

Don’t start a charity — sign up with us!

Gift Collective is a joint venture between The Gift Trust and Open Collective NZ. It enables all kinds of charitable groups to raise, manage, and spend money transparently, getting the benefits of operating through a registered charitable trust, without having to create one. You won’t need to seek charitable status, or worry about incorporation, registration, or opening a new bank account. We take care of all of that, so you have more time to focus on your kaupapa and your mahi.

Visit Gift Collective’s website to learn more

Collaborative funds

Collaborative funds allow you to tell your story and bring new donors into your fund through a bespoke webpage. The Gift Trust will set you up with a public-facing Gift Account with your own branding and promote it to other donors through our communications, allowing you to build a community of like-minded funders. We will collect donations from other donors into your fund and distribute them to the causes you have identified.

Carbon Critical Net-Zero Fund
Freedom Fund
Māori Indigenous Education Fund
Move92
Seed The Change | He Kākano Hāpai
Terra Nova Foundation
Just Peoples
Angels of Impact

Gift Accounts

We take your ideas and interests and design individual plans that make your giving more focused, effective and fun. We provide a simple giving mechanism called Gift Accounts (known overseas as donor-advised funds), doing all the administration for you so you can enjoy the fun of giving. It’s like having your own private foundation, but without the administration hassle or costs. We’re a small, dynamic, values-driven team with a wealth of experience in the charity sector, providing a tailored and personal service to donors.

Find out about Gift Accounts

OPEN A GIFT ACCOUNT

Philanthropic advice

Making the decision to give is personal. Deciding to whom you will give and how is even more so. We offer personalised advice for every part of your giving journey, so you can give with more confidence and deeper effect. Our experienced team has the connections to get your giving journey started or help it along its way, helping you create a giving plan that’s impactful, intuitive, and on-mission. When it’s done well, with the right advice, your giving can change someone’s world.

Talk to our team

Don’t start a charity — sign up with us!

Gift Collective is a joint venture between The Gift Trust and Open Collective NZ. It enables all kinds of charitable groups to raise, manage, and spend money transparently, getting the benefits of operating through a registered charitable trust, without having to create one. You won’t need to seek charitable status, or worry about incorporation, registration, or opening a new bank account. We take care of all of that, so you have more time to focus on your kaupapa and your mahi.

Visit Gift Collective’s website to learn more

Collaborative funds

Collaborative funds allow you to tell your story and bring new donors into your fund through a bespoke webpage. The Gift Trust will set you up with a public-facing Gift Account with your own branding and promote it to other donors through our communications, allowing you to build a community of like-minded funders. We will collect donations from other donors into your fund and distribute them to the causes you have identified.

Carbon Critical Net-Zero Fund
Freedom Fund
Māori Indigenous Education Fund
Move92
Seed The Change | He Kākano Hāpai
Terra Nova Foundation
Just Peoples
Angels of Impact