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

 

 

  • 10 Dec

    The Wyrbill and New Zealand's Collective Biodiversity Challenge

    What does the wrybill - an endangered NZ bird with a wonky bill - have to do with saving NZ’s biodiversity? Former Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Dr Jan Wright explains why - and talks about her new conservation challenge in this edition of NEXT Outlook.  read more

  • 22 Nov

    How to give away $100 million and still get your money's worth

    Business success is a relative term. It may mean you’ve built a business, helped build a business, or done very well in the business you work in – to the point where personal comfort and security are no longer an issue. What else, you might wonder. read more

  • 21 Nov

    Targeting Predators with Technology

    Could data commons be the the tool kit for the ambitious goal of making New Zealand Predator Free by 2050?  read more

“People used to say we’d never get rid of rats from islands. Now we do it all the time. We are ready for the challenge on the mainland.”

— Al Bramley General Manager ZIP

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