The Cook Foundation Logo 205pxFormed on the 10th February 2006 in the Cook Islands, the Cook Foundation is a grant making trust which brings together a number of estates, trusts, funds and foundations with similar aims to generally benefit the Cook Islands, islanders, “Cooks” collectively wherever they may be, other island communities and others in need around the World.

Charitable Objectives

  • Protection of life and property
  • Promotion of the safety of the public
  • Relief, assistance and protection of people who are victims of natural or manmade disaster, emergency, trouble or catastrophe
  • Relief of sickness and the preservation of health
  • Relief of poverty and financial hardship
  • Preservation, conservation and protection of the environment
  • Prudent use of resources
  • Promotion of waste reduction, re-use and recycling
  • Advancement of education
  • Advancement of religious faith, especially as practiced in the Cook Islands
  • Promotion of social cohesion, goodwill and community harmony
  • Benefit of communities in need
  • Support of charities and charitable purpose

It’s areas of benefit are:

  • The Cook Islands
  • Cook Islanders living abroad, the Diaspora, especially in New Zealand and “Cooks” collectively in the worldwide “Cook” family
  • Island communities worldwide, especially in the Pacific and developing countries
  • Communities in need worldwide, especially in developing countries Worldwide