A better Waikato for everyone forever

Great movements start when people imagine a great idea and unite to make it happen.

Something great has happened in the Waikato that will have a profound effect on our future. The region has its own community foundation.

Momentum Waikato Community Foundation is an independent, permanent resource for high impact philanthropic giving within the Waikato region. We link generous donors to strategic charitable investments targeted at transformational change, whilst building a permanent endowment for the benefit of generations to come.

Momentum Waikato works by pooling funds to have a greater impact in bringing about positive and powerful social change. The Foundation is part of a global movement where communities are taking back responsibility for finding solutions to their own challenges.

Committed to serving donors who want to improve their own local patch, community foundations pool and distribute charitable gifts from generous donors, creating impact now and forever. The Foundation invests endowed funds prudently and distributes charitable gifts wisely to support a broad range of community needs.

Momentum Waikato gives you opportunities to invest in significant local projects that are transformational right here in our community. Whether it’s the arts, animals, children, education, environment, health, sports, venture philanthropy or something else, we know our donors are passionate about many things and want their gifts to have impact. Knowing where to invest and which projects will deliver the greatest results isn’t easy.

This is where Momentum Waikato can help. We take away the complexity of giving through our independent a-political, charitable community foundation.

We ensure that each and every person who contributes to Momentum Waikato experiences the joy of giving like never before, with the ability to choose and then follow the path of their gift from beginning to end.

Most importantly, 100% of your gift goes directly to the causes that matter to you.