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Kia Ora & welcome to the DV Bryant Trust

The DV Bryant Trust is one of the longest-running philanthropic trusts in the Waikato.  The Trust’s primary objective is “to enhance human welfare in the Waikato”.

The Trust was established in 1960 but its origins stretch back to October 1921 when Waikato farmer Dan Bryant (1882–1962) convened the first meeting of the Bryant House Trust Board to establish and conduct the Bryant Convalescent Home for Children in Raglan.  The first intake of convalescent children to Bryant Home occurred in December 1924.

Several other successful social service ventures followed, but today the Bryant Retreat for Women at Whaingaroa/Raglan is the only service the Trust provides directly.  The bulk of its work is as a grant maker.

The Trust's current strategic focus is grants to support work which benefits youth and education.    

The Trust is governed by a Board of twelve trustees including descendants of the founder, appointments by the Anglican, Methodist and Presbyterian churches and several co-opted trustees.

If you wish to donate to the work of the Trust please click on the link to the right.  If you would like your donation to have a specific purpose, make sure you state what this is, in the comments box on the Givealittle donation page.

I'd like to think that here and there
When I am gone there shall remain
A happier spot that might have not
Exisited had I toiled for gain
That someone's cheery voice & smile
Shall prove that I have been worthwhile
That I had paid with something fine
My debt to God for life Divine


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DV Bryant Trust: 90 Years of Philanthropy in the Waikato from nimbus media on Vimeo.

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