The Tindall Foundation is a private family foundation that gives to organisations and communities throughout Aotearoa New Zealand by way of donations, training, capacity building and research, and by partnering with others.
We want to see communities grow and prosper so our childrens’ children will have the very best chance in life. As a family and as an organisation, we feel very fortunate to be in a position that enables us to share with others.
We are a Philanthropic Family Foundation working throughout Aotearoa, New Zealand.
We want to help build a stronger, sustainable Aotearoa New Zealand so families, communities and our natural environment thrive now and in the future.
How we work
Our approach to donating to New Zealand communities and organisations is unique in its nature. We work differently from other funders such as Community Trusts, Gaming Trusts and Government who have large amounts of effectively ‘public’ money to distribute for community good. Because ours is private family money donated by The Tindall Family, we can choose to support causes that are most important to us as a family. We can also be flexible and intentional, giving to areas of greatest need and to projects that we believe will make the most significant difference – to change people’s lives for the better.
We sometimes act as a seed funder, helping initiatives and organisations to get off the ground. Or, we can give organisations a boost to continue the good work they are already doing. Because we have limited resources, we generally do not provide ongoing funding for initiatives, but like to think we can provide a ‘hand up’ to help along the way, or to act as a catalyst for change, giving people the support and tools they need to find solutions to their own problems.
With a donations budget of around $10-$12 million a year, it is clear that we do not have the resources to support all issues. Therefore, there are some areas that we leave to government, other funders or other members of the public. Examples include core education, health, disability, arts, sports and buildings.