Geyser Community Foundation
If you have any queries or would like to have a chat regarding leaving a legacy to Geyser Community Foundation, please feel free to contact us.
Contact name: Annette Burgess, Executive Officer
Phone: 07 349 7496
Physical address: 1137 Pukuatua Street, Rotorua 3010
Postal address: PO Box 1742, Rotorua 3040
Bequest page: www.geysercf.org.nz/bequest
Giving in your Will is an easy way to make a difference
We all know there are many wonderful charitable organisations doing fabulous things in our local community and they deserve our support. Gifts made through the Geyser Community Foundation last forever. Funds are invested, and the investment income used to support local charities and community groups.
Donors can choose their favourite community groups to support or leave it up to Geyser’s trustees to select those most in need.
For more information on how to support your community and update your Will to include a charity, contact the Geyser Community Foundation on 07 349 7496, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Your questions answered
Q. What is the Geyser Community Foundation?
Geyser is an independent, local, not-for-profit charitable trust whose main role is to encourage charitable giving in the Rotorua and Taupo communities. We provide specialist fund management and grant-making expertise to a variety of local people like you who want to contribute to our communities’ long term development.
Q. Why would I give through Geyser instead of giving directly to a charity?
Direct donations are often spent immediately so are then gone and possibly forgotten. A donation made via Geyser goes on giving forever. By selecting your charity (or charities) of choice or charitable cause close to your heart, your donation continues giving to them rather than just being a one-off.
Q. How do I know what amount to leave when I don’t know how long I will live for and what will be left?
You don’t have to be specific. You can consider leaving a percentage of your estate or making Geyser an additional child in your will.
Q. I have a Trust, so what benefit would there be in giving through Geyser?
Using Geyser for your charitable giving minimises the burden of the management of your Trust after you and your advisers have passed on. There are also obvious economies of scale which lead to savings in administration and fees meaning more money for your charity of choice or charitable cause close to your heart.
Q. Can I contribute in a limited way during my lifetime?
You may choose to give just a little every year working towards a Named Fund either during your lifetime or beyond. What you have donated will earn interest and you can claim a tax credit of one-third of all donations you make during your lifetime up to the level of your annual taxable income.
Geyser is a unique and effective way to support your local community
- Donated capital remains forever
Legal Name: Geyser Community Foundation
Charities Services Number: #CC21560