Support us

Help young performers of talent achieve their potential by supporting the work of the Dame Malvina Major Foundation. As a registered charity we rely on and hugely value the support of our donors, sponsors and partners.

There are a range of ways you can “share the dream” – from making a regular or one-off donation, to leaving a bequest or sponsoring a scholarship or prize. However you choose to support the Dame Malvina Major Foundation, you can be assured your investment will be used wisely to achieve even more for young New Zealand performing artists of the future.


Internet banking

You can make a one-off or regular donation direct to our bank account.

The Dame Malvina Major Foundation
060594 0077477 00

Please use your surname as reference and contact us with the details so we can send a receipt.

Automatic Payment

You can set up a regular automatic payment by printing and completing the form below, then posting it to:

Dame Malvina Major Foundation
PO Box 9976
Wellington 6141

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You can donate using your credit card through our givealittle page.


Contact us

If you'd like to discuss options for donating, give our Trust Administrator a call on 04 384 9745 or email

Your donation is tax deductible with most donations qualifying for a 33% tax credit up to your annual net income. The Dame Malvina Major Foundation is a registered charity, Charities Services No. CC10225. For charity details, including purpose, structure and annual returns, visit the Charities Register.

Make a bequest

A bequest or legacy in your will is your personal investment in potential star performers of the future. It is a valuable and enduring way of helping Dame Malvina share the dream.

Since the Dame Malvina Major Foundation began in 1991, the income from bequests has become an integral part of providing grants for young performers and helping ensure their future success. As a trusted charity, The Foundation also manages scholarships and named donations/bequests that support the performing arts on behalf of other trusts and individuals such as the TSB Community Trust.

If you would like more information on how to make a bequest or legacy to the Dame Malvina Major Foundation, or would like us to advise your lawyer, please contact us.

If you have already made a bequest or legacy in your will we would also love to hear from you. This will let us to thank you personally, involve you more in the Foundation today, and plan for the future.

The Dame Malvina Major Foundation has a range of successful partnerships with businesses and organisations who share our commitment to young talent. As a sponsor, you can partner with the Foundation in a range of ways. We welcome the opportunity to discuss proposals or arrangements involving naming rights, scholarships, corporate events or reciprocal benefits.

If you would like to discuss opportunities for sponsorship, please contact us.

Our supporters


The Dame Malvina Major Foundation is a charitable organisation run largely on the generosity of its volunteers across the country.

When Dame Malvina established the Foundation in 1991, she reached out to her many friends and contacts throughout New Zealand to set up regional committees. The Foundation now has committees in Auckland, Taranaki, Waikato, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin.

The focus of the regional committees is on fostering local talent and supporting the development of young emerging artists in their communities. Their work underpins Dame Malvina’s catchphrase “from grassroots to excellence”. 

The committees organise local events to showcase young artists and raise funds to assist them to achieve their dreams.

Our volunteers come from a range of backgrounds but all have a passion for the performing arts.

If you are interested in getting involved in your regional committee, please get in touch.


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