Frequently asked questions about giving to Massey University

On this page, you’ll find questions about giving to Massey answered and links to other pages that give more information.

•    What is the Advancing New Zealand campaign?
•    Why should I give money to Massey University?
•    Who manages donations to Massey University?
•    What’s the legal status of the Massey University Foundation?
•    Who can give to Massey?
•    What can I give to?
•    When can I give to Massey?
•    How do I give to Massey?
•    How do I give to Massey from overseas?
•    How do I give online now?
•    Are my credit card or bank details safe if I give online?
•    How much money should I give?
•    Would my donation be tax deductible?
•    How do I know my donation will be used responsibly?
•    What recognition do you give benefactors?
•    Who can I talk to about giving to Massey?

What is the Advancing New Zealand campaign?

Advancing New Zealand is Massey University’s campaign to raise $100 million to enable excellence in scholarship, teaching and research at the University.

Why should I give money to Massey University?

There are many good reasons to give money to Massey University, click on the link below to read about them.

Find out more about why giving to Massey is a great idea.

Who manages donations to Massey University?

The Massey University Foundation manages donations to Massey University through Advancing New Zealand and other campaigns. It currently manages and administers around $12 million of gifts.

The Foundation Board invests donations in a low-risk portfolio. The Foundation is governed by a board of directors who report to the Massey Council and provide audited accounts in an annual report.

Find out more about the board of directors

What’s the legal status of the Massey University Foundation?

The Massey University Foundation is a charity with full charitable status.

Find out more about the Foundation’s charitable status.

Who can give to Massey?

Anyone can give to Massey.

Most of our benefactors are alumni or staff. However, even if you’re not an alumnus or staff member, you can give to a world-leading organisation in several academic disciplines, such as veterinary science. Whatever your area of interest, it's highly likely it's being taught, practised or researched somewhere at Massey. Or you can choose to help students in any discipline who don’t have the financial means to come here.

What can I give to?

You can give to the scholarship fund which allows students who would otherwise be unable to afford university study the opportunity to maximise their potential at Massey. It also allows us to attract exceptional postgraduate students to study here.

Meet some of our scholarship students

You can also give to any of several specialist sub-trusts we’ve created to support specific areas of learning and research. The Foundation invests and manages donations for these sub-trusts, distributing the profit back to them.

Find out more about our sub-trusts

We also have a Heritage Fund that makes sure our oldest and best-known buildings are preserved for future generations.

Find out more about our Heritage Fund

When can I give to Massey?

You can give to Massey at any time and we have several ways to do it.

Find out more about giving to Massey

How do I give to Massey?

We have several options for making a donation to Massey. You can pick the option most convenient for you and the specific area of our work you’d like to support. You can also make a general donation without specifying what it should go towards and allow us to direct it to the cause that most needs your support.

Find out more about how to give to Massey

How do I give to Massey from overseas?

Even if you don’t live in New Zealand, you can still give to Massey.

Find out more about how to give to Massey

How do I give online now?

Go to our online giving form

Are my credit card or bank details safe if I give online?

We take the privacy of your information and financial security very seriously. The online donation form has electronic security measures to protect your credit card and other information.

How much money should I give?

That decision is entirely up to you. Any donation you make will be valued and appreciated, and will make a tangible difference to Massey’s work.

Would my donation be tax deductible?

New Zealand resident taxpayers donating to a charity receive a 33.3 per cent rebate on their donation. For example, if you make a gift of $15,000, it will cost you only $10,000 once the $5,000 rebate is taken into consideration.

How do I know my donation will be used responsibly?

We have a code of conduct for benefactors that makes sure your donation is used responsibly and invested wisely to give maximum benefit to Massey.

Read the code of conduct for benefactors.

Who can I talk to about giving to Massey?

You’re very welcome to talk to us about giving to Massey.

Go to our contact page.


Giving guide – find out about giving to Massey University

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