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.
The Simplicity Foundation supports activities that benefit New Zealanders, and NZ natural resources, at risk.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line 'Simplicity Foundation enquiry'. Please be patient - our Trust operates via volunteers %)
Our trustees will review all enquiries. Those chosen to move forward will be invited to submit a formal application.
We focus on causes that matter to our members.
Planting trees is a simple and effective way to mitigate climate change, reforest New Zealand and enhance native wildlife habitats.
In 2020 we committed to planting a native tree for every Simplicity member. To date we've funded 121,000 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 %)