Organisations or individuals seeking support through the Mazda Foundation should carefully review the Trust’s grant making guidelines to determine if their request conforms to the overall aims and objectives of the Foundation’s mission before submitting an application. Preference will be given for support to individuals, programmes and projects that fit within the Foundations overriding guidelines. While it does not generally fund other Trusts or not for profit entities all applications will be considered on a case by case basis.

The Mazda Foundation will consider awarding grants to programmes promoting:

  • The maintenance and improvement of the natural environment
  • The advancement of culture and education to achieve excellence at all levels in the community
  • Advancement of education and employment skills development, with particular emphasis on children from deprived backgrounds
  • The arts where the goal is to educate and expose the NZ public on NZ culture

The Mazda Foundation does not support:

  • Political organizations
  • Religious organizations
  • Fundraising dinners or events
  • Salaries, wages or fees
  • Capital building projects
  • Debt reduction requests
  • Requests from foreign countries
  • Property rental or lease payments
  • Office or administration expenses