(a) Promote the concept of Community Foundations in New Zealand;
(b) Provide Community Foundations in New Zealand with a national association of which they can become members;
(c) Establish and maintain high standards of membership of the Association and thereby enhance the credibility of Community Foundations which are Members;
(d) Protect, encourage and promote by all lawful means the interests of the member Community Foundations;
(e) Promote the unity, liaison and exchange of information between Members and prospective Members and with overseas Community Foundations.
Note: The main sectors, activities and beneficiaries are bolded.
Acts as an umbrella / resource body
The CFNZ Board of Trustees (all voluntary positions) comprises up to seven Trustees. Each Member has the right to nominate one or more persons as Trustees.
The Board is responsible for setting the direction and conducting the business of the organisation.
CFNZ has informal relationships with sister organisations internationally, to enable and promote the dissemination of ideas and practices.
Annual Returns are due within 6 months of a charity’s balance date (financial year-end), or a longer period if an extension has been granted.
Here is a list of all the details changed by the charity, for example adding or removing officers, amending rules, changing balance dates or updating address details.