A Little Bit about Next

 

NEXT was established in 2014. It is a $100 million, 10 year spend-down strategic philanthropy fund. Its vision is to create a legacy of environmental and educational excellence for future generations of New Zealanders. NEXT invests in a small number of multi-year initiatives - targeting projects that are transformational, inspirational and managed in a business-like way.

 

 

  • NEXT Education Initiatives

    NEXT focuses on three areas in education. The first 1000 days of life, teacher excellence and leadership in education.

  • NEXT Environmental Initiatives

    NEXT invests in environmental initiatives to support a Predator Free New Zealand, and healthy rivers.

Latest News

 

 

  • 19 Nov

    Impact Investment in NZ - Report Released

    Strategic philanthropy (including NEXT), social bonds, ethical funds management and social enterprise trends are featured in this report by Chapman Tripp released this week.  read more

  • 06 Nov

    Te Manahuna Aoraki Conservation Project Launched in South Island

    NEXT Foundation is one of the investors in the Te Manahuna Aoraki conservation project - which will eliminate pests and predators from the Upper McKenzie Basin and Aoraki Mount Cook National Park. The project covers an area three times the size of Auckland and will help protect the biodiversity of some of New Zealand’s most stunning landscape and threatened birds.  read more

  • 03 Nov

    NEXT Announces New Environmental Investment in Upper McKenzie Basin and Aoraki/ MT Cook National Park

    NEXT is excited to announce a new environmental investment - we are founding partners in a collaboration restoring the biodiversity in the Upper McKenzie basin and Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park, announced today.  read more

“We are fundamentally challenging the notion in New Zealand that because you are in a poor community you can’t do well at school.”

— Pat Snedden, Manaiakalani Education Trust

Our Investments

 

 

Education

 

Talking Matters

Talking Matters

Promoting richer language in the first 1,000 days.
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Space

Space NZ Trust

Space for you and your baby - support programme for new parents Read more

Manaiakalani

Manaiakalani

Digitally enabled learning system for lower decile communities of schools. Read more

Summer Learning Journey

Summer Learning Journey

Holiday blogging programme for schoolchildren to help prevent the summer slump in academic achievement.
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Teach First NZ

Teach First NZ

Innovative teacher training for top graduates and professionals to reduce educational inequality.
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Springboard Trust

Springboard Trust

Strategic leadership development for principals.
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The Education Hub

The Education Hub

The Education Hub has a mission to bridge the gap between research and practice in education. Read more

Nga Pumanawa e Waru

Nga Pumanawa e Waru

Digitally enabled and collaborative learning for Rotorua district. Read more

The Mind Lab by Unitec

The Mind Lab by Unitec

Digital literacy for teachers. Read more

 

Environment

 

Te Manahuna Aoraki

Te Manahuna Aoraki

Restoring biodiversity in the Upper McKenzie Basin and Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park. Read more

Taranaki Mounga

Taranaki Mounga

Transforming conservation on the mountain, ranges and islands of Taranaki. Read more

ZIP

ZIP

R&D tools and techniques for a predator-free New Zealand. Read more

Predator Free Wellington City

Predator Free Wellington City

New Zealand’s first predator-free city. Read more

The Cacophony Project

The Cacophony Project

Research and development to bring information technology into conservation. Read more

Predator Free Community Champion

Predator Free Community Champion

NEXT Predator Free Community Champion Kelvin Hastie. Read more

Project Janszoon

Project Janszoon

Restoring the ecology of Abel Tasman National Park. Read more

Rotoroa Island

Rotoroa Island

Hauraki Gulf conservation park. Read more