Celebrating 15 years of the Harcourts Foundation
The Harcourts Foundation – the charitable arm of Harcourts – has been in existence and supporting our communities for 15-years.
Since its launch in 2008, the Harcourts Foundation has raised in excess of a staggering $7.8m with 1157 charities, community groups and crisis funds having benefited from the Harcourts network generosity.
Most notably, in January 2017 off the back of the devastating November 2016 earthquakes, Harcourts Foundation gave $62,600 directly to the people of Kaikoura Coast to ease the stress surrounding the expensive time of sending their children back to school and in March 2019, a donation was made in response to the shocking shootings in two Christchurch mosques, through the Harcourts Foundation. $25,000 was pledged to the Give-A-Little page set up for the victim support of the atrocity.
In the past, we also enjoyed fruitful national scale relationships with the Halberg Disability Sport Foundation and Plunket New Zealand and today we support the Hospice NZ Grants Programme, which provides all member hospices with the opportunity to purchase much needed equipment.
Alongside proudly supporting Hospice’s across New Zealand we have also extended our commitment to the Hospice Grants Programme for the seventh year and have increased the grant total from $225,000 to $275,000 in October 2022.
And we are delighted to announce that in November 2023, we will again be supporting Gumboot Friday and aiming to smash the staggering $167,652 we raised in November 2022. This was enough to pay for 1215 counselling sessions for our kiwi kids.
Bryan Thomson, Managing Director Harcourts New Zealand says, “I am immensely proud of what we have achieved over the past 15 years through the Harcourts Foundation.
In Harcourts our focus has always been on enriching our communities to succeed and we continue to have the biggest impact on those who need our help the most at a local level. It’s our amazing network of Harcourts people who enable us to succeed.”
Ambassador of Harcourts Foundation New Zealand Emma Revell says, “2023 has been a year of uncertainty in the global economy which has an impact to our people on the ground, so to still see our business owners, managers and sales consultants support their community through the Harcourts Foundation has been both humbling and enriching for us all.”
With 100% of the funds raised going straight to the charities who need it most, we’ve been able to provide grants to support local community groups and charities throughout New Zealand and further afield.
We’re incredibly proud of the work the Harcourts Foundation and its many supporters are doing to help to change lives and make dreams come true.