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The Selwyn Foundation makes every donation work for older New Zealanders.

With the number of people in New Zealand aged 65+ set to increase dramatically in the coming years, The Selwyn Foundation’s charitable mission focuses on promoting the welfare of older people and helping those who are vulnerable or in greatest need. We reappraised our definition of 'vulnerability' in 2014 and developed new, practical ideas on how our charitable mission could affect the quality of life of older people. We identified four particular areas where our help can make a substantial difference to those in need; social isolation and loneliness, social housing, hardship support and spirituality.

As a charitable organisation, we truly appreciate donations from caring people to extend our mission for older folk both within our retirement village and the community at large. 

You can make a difference in the way that suits you

Whether you make a general donation or specify its use, you are creating a positive difference in the lives of some of New Zealand’s most vulnerable and needy elderly people. 

For example:

  • supporting research into ageing and dementia
  • providing special equipment to individuals in need
  • supporting a social worker at the Auckland City Mission for homeless people over 65
  • helping to set up new Selwyn Centres.

These are just a few ways in which your donation will make a difference.

Make a one-off donation

Making an online donation with your credit card is simple, fast and secure. Your donation ensures that the most vulnerable older people remain connected, supported and get the best quality care when they need it most.

To donate online now complete the form below.

Make an ongoing donation

Becoming a regular supporter through your credit card is simple and secure and can be set up online. You choose the amount, and you can change the size and frequency of your gift at any time. You receive regular tax receipts automatically.

Every regular donation, no matter how big or small, extends our mission with older people within our retirement villages and in the community at large.

To become a regular supporter complete the form below.