Do you want to give back to your community because it’s been good to you?


Are there local charities and causes that are especially important to you?


With a donation to Sunrise you can support causes that are close to home, and close to your heart.

What does Sunrise do?

  • We raise funds from donations and legacies
  • We invest the funds retaining the capital and generating income
  • We use the income from investments to provide grants for charitable causes in Tairāwhiti-Gisborne (the area covered by Gisborne District Council)

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Sunrise is a simple and lasting way to support local charities and causes that are important to you. 

You can choose to donate to Sunrise's General Fund or your favourite charity or cause through a special interest fund.

Sunrise is an organisation for local people to give for local needs, to help build a strong future for Tairāwhiti-Gisborne forever.

All money raised here, stays here.

Make your charitable giving have a bigger impact

All donations and bequests to Sunrise are invested in endowment funds in perpetuity (forever). Every year some of the investment income is retained to ensure your gift grows in line with inflation and is protected against investment market fluctuations. The balance of the income from investments is distributed to worthy causes throughout Tairāwhiti-Gisborne each and every year forever.

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Over 20 years your donation will double in size and grants to the value of your original donation will have been granted to worthy causes. Over 50 years your donation and the total grants to our community will be 5 times more than your original donation.

Making a real difference

Thanks to the incredible generosity of our donors we are poised to make a significant difference in our community.

Join us and help support our local charities so they can get on with great work they are doing.

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Sunrise was launched in October 2015

The Sunrise Foundation is proud to be a member of Community Foundations of New Zealand.

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