The Future Fund backs young New Zealanders to unleash their potential to change the world through scholarships, seed funding and support.

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The Future Fund is driven by the New Zealand charity Inspiring Stories, backed by people like you, who donate to help build the fund.

In 2015, more than 200 generous Kiwis collectively donated over $50,000 to kick-start the fund. The goal is to build it to $10m by 2020, but we need your help.

The Future Fund builds strongly on our track record to date. Since 2011 we've helped to increase the connections, capability and confidence of more than 5,000 young New Zealanders. In 2015 our CEO and Founder, Guy Ryan, was awarded Young New Zealander of the Year. Our alumni are dreaming big and pushing boundaries.

When you donate to the Future Fund, you're helping to create an amazing legacy for the future of our nation.

Thanks for backing young New Zealanders!

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Inspiring Stories


Our vision is to see every young New Zealander unleash their potential to change the world.

We make a difference by increasing the visibility, capability and confidence of young New Zealanders making a difference.

Our programmes include:

– Festival for the Future, the flagship national event;

– Live the Dream, developing young social entrepreneurs and their ventures;

– Future Leaders, backing young people in provincial New Zealand;

– Making a Difference, the national film competition

Since launching in 2011 we've developed an impressive track record of programmes and partnerships. We've worked with more than 5,000 young people, and in 2015 our Founder and CEO, Guy Ryan, was awarded the Young New Zealander of the Year award.

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