Kia hua mai he whenua ka toko i te tika me te pono hei korowai mō Aotearoa
The J R McKenzie Trust is a philanthropic family trust that has been grantmaking in Aotearoa New Zealand since 1940. Known for funding groups and initiatives that often struggle to get grants elsewhere, we distribute allocated funds through a variety of approaches and mechanisms to organisations that align with our vision of a socially just and inclusive Aotearoa New Zealand.
Our funding is made possible by dividends received each year from Rangatira Investments, a company established by Sir J R McKenzie in 1937, that pioneered private investment in New Zealand. Today it grows iconic New Zealand businesses utilising a co-investment model.
Please browse our website to learn more about us, what we fund and the people and organisations we support.
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J R McKenzie Trust wins Strategic Grants Te Tiriti o Waitangi and Grantmaking Award
Eight Awards were presented to New Zealand individuals and organisations at the Philanthropy New Zealand Awards 2019 on Thursday 16 May. These Awards recognise their dedication to making a positive difference in Aotearoa.
Philanthropy New Zealand Chief Executive Sue McCabe said the awards take place every two years to recognise and celebrate people and projects within the philanthropic sector.
J R McKenzie Trust won the Strategic Grants Te Tiriti o Waitangi and Grantmaking Award, which
recognises leadership or initiatives that have led to a philanthropic or grantmaking organisation to improve their relationship with mana whenua / tangata whenua and/or grantmaking to kaupapa Māori organisations.