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Feb 1, 2022 11:00:00 AM

The Harcourts Foundation Reaches $7 Million Milestone

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The Harcourts Foundation, the charitable arm of Harcourts, has reached the milestone of $7 million raised since its launch in 2008.

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That translates to 1078 charities supported, 356 communities impacted, and over 970 grants made through Harcourts offices in New Zealand, Australia, South Africa and the USA.

Key community issues such as early childhood education, homelessness, domestic violence, hospice care, and healthcare amongst many others, are being tackled head-on with support of Harcourts team members’ generosity.

“The Harcourts Foundation is making a difference to those that need it most,” said Harcourts Executive Director Mike Green. “It’s during times like a global pandemic where our world needs this kind of support more than ever.

Over time, Harcourts franchises, offices and people have generously created a history of giving through sponsoring and supporting thousands of people in need. Being caring members of the local communities ensures a better quality of life for everyone. It is through the success of our businesses that we provide much – needed support to the communities we live and work in.

“We are all incredibly proud to achieve seven million dollars raised and give directly back into the communities where we live,” continued Mr Green. “Over the last fourteen years, hundreds of offices and individuals from the Harcourts network have generously contributed to The Harcourts Foundation via direct donation or coordinating community fundraising events in their local area.”

The Foundation operates as a 100% charity and is funded through Harcourts employee salary sacrifice, ‘off the top’ contributions from sales commissions, and through organised fundraisers.

All funds raised going directly to grants due to the volunteer-run structure that sees Harcourts employees donate their time and expertise to oversee and administer the process. No management fees, salaries or running costs are taken from the donation account.

The Harcourts Foundation recently announced a brand refresh to better reflect its relationship with Harcourts, demonstrating the intrinsic link between its purpose of helping others achieve success.

 

About The Harcourts Foundation
The Harcourts Foundation was created in 2008 to personify a fundamental and significant part of what the name ‘Harcourts’ stands for in the hearts and minds of the communities the Harcourts business serves. To date, the Foundation has raised over $7m NZD and supported over 1078 charities, impacted over 350 communities, and made over 970 grants through Harcourts offices in New Zealand, Australia, South Africa and the USA.

At Harcourts we aim to change lives and make dreams come true – the work of The Harcourts Foundation is a continuation of this. Harcourts has been a part of our communities since founder JB Harcourt opened the door to his first real estate office in Wellington, New Zealand in 1888. Over time, our offices and people have generously created a history of giving through sponsoring and supporting thousands of people in need. Being caring members of our local communities ensures a better quality of life for everyone.