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Proudly Supporting Community

The Evergreen Foundation has been proudly supporting the local community since 2016, and more recently has concentrated on Cyclone Relief Efforts across the Tairawhiti/Gisborne and Hawke’s Bay region.

Our Focus

The Evergreen Foundation registered as a charitable trust in 2016 and since then our focus has been on providing grants for:

  • The relief of poverty and hardship
  • The care, support and protection of the disadvantaged and those that support them
  • Education assistance through scholarships, bursaries and awards for the education of individuals and groups and advancing the education of students by providing such things as books, equipment, educational aids and extracurricular tuition
  • Providing assistance and support to persons who are disadvantaged in the labour market.

Our charities registration is CC52838.

A Childrens' Christmas

We are proud supporters of this Hawke’s Bay initiative aimed at making a difference to the lives of children experiencing hardship across our community and who might not otherwise receive a gift at Christmas. 

The programme was launched in 2018 by local winery, Craggy Range,  in response to rising concern for child welfare. The Evergreen Foundation has supported the event each year and our staff volunteer to assist with gift wrapping.

Education Scholarships

Educational advancement is a key objective of ours, and for a number of years we have offered a full boarding scholarship at Lindisfarne College in Hastings.

Applicants who show leadership potential, have a great attitude and a genuine desire to succeed are worthy recipients. We also look for students who commit to the Lindisfarne College cornerstones of academic excellence, cultural participation, Christian dimension and sporting endeavor.

We invite applications from students with interviews held in term three for placement the following year.

To find out more about this scholarship, please email The Evergreen Foundation.

Cyclone Relief

When Cyclone Gabrielle struck Hawke’s Bay and the East Coast in February, the widespread devastation across the agricultural and horticultural sectors quickly became apparent.

So, we started a relief fund with $100,000 seed funding specifically aimed at getting those sectors back on their feet.

Since then, we’ve received more than $2.5M in donations, pledges and in-kind support, and that number continues to rise.