Our community impact

“We really appreciate the funding received for new My Identity bracelets.”
Amanda Deans
Nelson Youth Branch Coordinator
Diabetes New Zealand
Over the years we have worked with a variety of community organisations in Marlborough, Nelson and Tasman.  Along with fulfilling the specific wishes of our Living Giving and Bequesting donors, we also make annual grants from our General and Environment Endowment Funds . 

Stories of support

Craigs Christmas Giving benefits four charities

The teams at Craigs Investment Partners in Nelson and Blenheim spend 12 months ‘saving-up’ for Christmas Giving.
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Banded Rail project enhancing lives of birds and people

The Battle for the Banded Rail (B4BR) project to restore thriving birdlife to the Waimea Inlet is also enhancing the lives of Salisbury School students.
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Nurturing future Conservationists

Offering children opportunities to experience nature in fun and exciting ways is inspiring future generations to care for our environment.
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Fisher Fund for Golden Bay

Our Fisher Fund for Golden Bay was generously seeded by a Golden Bay based couple, “to benefit the Golden Bay Community in areas such as, but not limited to, improving health infrastructure, cultural and arts, environmental, and sporting activities etc.”
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George’s Black Dog swim raises $131,000

Student's swim to raise money for teen mental health exceeds initial goal of $100,000.
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Crossroads’ Christmas a huge success

This happy family were among those who attended the Crossroads Marlborough Christmas dinner.
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Craigs Christmas Giving

Life Linc do fantastic counselling work in our community and are one of the deserving recipients of this year’s Craigs Christmas Giving.
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Generous grant assists Marlborough Sounds flood-affected community

Flood repairs to the popular Te Ara Tuhono Link Pathway track will be possible thanks to a recent grant.
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Generous locals support Richmond RDA

An amazing local couple have seeded a new fund with Top of the South Community Foundation that will support Richmond's cherished Riding for the Disabled, now and into the future!
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Exciting new youth fund launched

Top of the South Community Foundation is excited to announce the launch of a new Nelson Tasman Youth Development Fund.
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The AgeConnect Fund – forever!

Three years ago the AgeConnect Fund was established for Age Concern Nelson Tasman, via a ‘trust transfer’ process, and it
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Grant for riding equipment put to great use

The recent Top of the South Community Foundation grant made to Marlborough Riding for the Disabled enabled the purchase of
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Inspiring gift a game-changer for Foundation

All donor gifts made through the Foundation are amazing, but this piece of news is just simply staggering.
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Beautiful Golden Bay receives amazing gift

New donors Martyn and Susan Fisher have made an exceptional gift to launch our Golden Bay Fund.
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Marlborough school benefits from grant

Children at Wairau Valley School are enjoying their upgraded bike track, thanks to a recent grant from the Foundation.
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Playtime at Home Just Got Better

Stoke Toy Library were proud recipients of a recent grant from the Foundation, that will allow them to upgrade their toy selection.
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The Generosity of Christmas Giving

Craigs Investment Partners have again generously assisted in bringing a little extra Christmas cheer to our community.
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Funding the Environment

Generous grant assists environmental projects on Kaiteriteri Recreation Reserve.
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Total Funds distributed into our Community in 2022 
$160,111

2022/2023 Grants Recipient List 
Through our positive relationship with the Tindall Foundation, helped to facilitate a number of Tindall grants to Top of the South charitable organisations . We have an awesome partnership with Craigs Investment Partners also, and assist Craigs to make Christmas Giving grants.

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