More than 14 local businesses – large and small – are choosing to give back to the community via the WBOP’s Community Foundation: the Acorn Foundation. Why? Because it’s local giving, for local causes.
“We know that CSR is increasingly important to companies and their employees. Acorn offers tailored solutions to help local businesses achieve their corporate giving goals,” says Emily Goulding, Acorn’s Corporate & Community Giving Manager.
“There are so many ways to give through Acorn: corporate scholarships, employee workplace giving, corporate endowment funds… It’s all about boosting office morale and showing your company cares about the communities you work in.”
As an established funder in the WBOP with 20 years’ local expertise, the Acorn Foundation has its ‘finger on the pulse’ and can give useful guidance when it comes to choosing charity recipients.
“At Acorn, we do all the due diligence as part of our annual funding round, where we assess dozens of funding applications from local charities. So, we know which local groups are doing the most vital work in our communities,” says Emily.
For several years in a row, Acorn has facilitated charitable donations from local branches of ASB Bank and Craigs Investment Partners at Christmas.
“Though we find that Christmas is a popular time of the year for companies to donate to charity, we facilitate corporate giving year-round,” says Emily. “I would encourage any company with a community focus to contact Acorn Foundation to discuss how we could help your business implement a corporate giving scheme that suits you.”
Learn more at: acornfoundation.org.nz/corporate-giving