The Sunrise Foundation is a community endowment foundation, the fastest growing form of philanthropy worldwide.

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What does Sunrise do?

  • We raise funds from donations and legacies
  • We invest the funds retaining the capital and generating income
  • We use the income from investments to provide grants for charitable causes in the Tairāwhiti-Gisborne District

Sunrise is a simple and lasting way to support local charities and causes that are important to you.

You can choose to donate to Sunrise's General Fund or your favourite charity or cause through a special interest fund. You can support causes that are close to home and close to heart. Sunrise is an organisation for local people to give for local needs, to help build a strong future for Tairāwhiti-Gisborne forever.

All donations and bequests to Sunrise are invested in endowment funds in perpetuity (forever). Every year some of the investment income is retained to ensure your gift grows in line with inflation and is protected against investment market fluctuations. The balance of the income from investments is distributed to worthy causes throughout the Tairāwhiti-Gisborne District each and every year forever.

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Over 20 years your donation will double in size and grants to the value of your original donation will have been granted to worthy causes. Over 50 years your donation and the total grants to our community will be 5 times more than your original donation.

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