The Gift Trust is a registered charity (CC40774) that helps people who want to make larger donations to charitable causes to do so more easily and effectively. We're making the world a better place, one donation at a time.

The Gift Trust is a 'Donor advised fund', which is the world's largest giving mechanism, but is still new to New Zealand. Setting up a donor advised fund at The Gift Trust makes it easy for individuals, families or companies to set aside funds for charitable causes and to donate to the causes they care about whenever they would like. We provide research and due diligence on the charities and can help you create a proactive, strategic approach to your donations, rather than simply donating when you are asked. Read more about how Gift Accounts work here.

The Gift Trust has been working with donors since 2009 to help them create the difference they want to see in the world. We are a small, dynamic team with a wealth of experience in the charity sector, providing a tailored and personal service to donors. Our support helps remove all of the administrative hassle, so you can focus on the joy of giving.

Our team

The staff and trustees of The Gift Trust are skilled professionals from across New Zealand, each bringing expertise and knowledge to support our work. Meet our team

Our history

The Gift Trust was born from Prometheus Finance – a specialist in social finance, providing Kiwis with ethical and sustainable savings and loan choices.  In 2014, Prometheus closed its doors, but The Gift Trust continues... Read more.


Annual report 2018 - The Gift Trust

Annual Report

Click here to read our Annual Report ending 31st March 2018.

Finance report

Financial Statement and Trust Deed

Click here for our most recent Financial Statement and click here for our Trust Deed.