A Brief History

The Lion Foundation is one of New Zealand’s oldest and most respected Charitable Trusts. Since 1985 we have returned over $985 million back to the community, supporting thousands of good causes all around New Zealand.

We have many Lion Foundation venues and gaming machines across the country and we consistently return millions of dollars into the community.  Last year that equated to over $35 million through over 3,500 grants for community-based organisations across New Zealand. That is 10 good causes every day – causes as diverse as the people who live in those communities: from Northland to Bluff, east coast to west, rural to urban.  In fact, there are few Kiwis whose lives have not been touched by a Lion Foundation grant.

To reinforce our commitment to our local communities The Lion Foundation has introduced Regional Grants Committee’s which operate across the country.

These committee’s ensure that we have local people making local decisions about local funds.

Our Values

Do The Right Thing –  We will always aim to be the best we can by doing the right thing for our customers and stakeholders.  This means we will act with integrity and be honest about who we are and what we do.

Front Up –  We will not back away from a challenge.  We have an important part to play in our society and we embrace this responsibility with pride and humility.

Stronger Together –  Being part of a winning team that cares for each other and all the people we deal with.