Gift Acceptance Policy

Lung Foundation New Zealand is an independent non-government organisation and as such is reliant on donations and bequests, including sponsorship and income from fundraising events to sustain its mission.

The Lung Foundation has a sincere commitment to the ethical practice of philanthropic fundraising and as such it will:

  • Guarantee donations will be used for the purpose for which they were given.
  • Provide appropriate acknowledgement for all donations received.
  • Ensure information about donations remains confidential (unless requested otherwise by the donor).
  • Provide the identity of the officers serving on the organisation’s governing board.
  • Provide access to the organisation’s most recent financial statements.
  • Keep all donors informed of the organisation’s mission.

Refusing Gifts

Lung Foundation New Zealand reserves the right to refuse any gift/s that:

  • Do not further the mission of Lung Foundation New Zealand.
  • Break the law.
  • Discriminate based upon race, ethnic or national identity, colour, sex, handicap, sexual preference, or age.
  • Are made by a donor (individual or organisation), the Lung Foundation considers is inconsistent with the mission and values of Lung Foundation New Zealand.
  • Involve potential liability that could represent a future liability against the organisation.

Lung Foundation New Zealand encourages all donors and potential donors to seek independent professional advice on all matters relating to charitable taxation.