At Simplicity, we believe in giving back. From Day 1 we’ve given 15% of the fund management fee to the Simplicity Foundation. In consultation with our members the Foundation decides which charities receive support. Our guidelines are below.
So far we’ve given $5,523,702 to the Simplicity Foundation.
These are the charities we’ve supported.
Nourished for Nil
Surf Livesaving NZ
Hato Hone St John
Auckland University Centre for Cancer Research
Red Cross NZ Youth Settlement Programme Program
Keystone Trust Scholarship programme
St Vincent de Paul Society, Dunedin
St Vincent de Paul Society, Levin
The Food Basket CHB
Food Rescue Northland
Kiwi Harvest Dunedin
Brook Waimārama Sanctuary Trust
Kai Rescue - Nelson Environmental Centre
Good Bitches Baking
Routeburn Dart Wildlife Trust
Trees that Count
Bridget Williams Books
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Student Volunteer Army
Christchurch City Mission
Wellington City Mission
Bone Health New Zealand
Kiwis for Kiwi (Kiwi Trust)
CAANZ - Relay race
Cystic Fibrosis Wellington
National Building Financial Capability Trust
Melanoma New Zealand
Kaikoura Earthquake Appeal
Graeme Dingle Foundation
Manaiakalani Education Trust
Auckland City Mission
The Neonatal Trust
We love planting trees
In 2020 we committed to planting a native tree for every Simplicity member. To date we've funded 136,510 trees around New Zealand, with the help of Trees that Count. With Simplicity growing fast, the target is always moving.
The more members we have, the more trees we can plant. Simple %)
Applying for grants
Proposals focused on youth, environment and climate change, education and financial literacy, and homelessness are more likely to receive support. These are our priority areas, as identified by Simplicity members.
Overseas organisations and projects are ineligible.
All enquiries should be directed to email@example.com with the subject line 'Simplicity Foundation enquiry'. Please be patient - our Foundation operates via volunteers %)
Our Foundation administration team will review all enquiries. Those chosen to move forward will be invited to submit a formal application.