Contributing to a stronger Aotearoa New Zealand

Recognising the strength of families and communities, and supporting them and our natural environment to thrive — now and in the future

Donation Streams

We make donations in two ways:

Local Organisation

Are you a local organisation applying for a donation to support your community?

For regional and community donations from $500 to $15,000 you need to apply to our Local Donation Managers (previously known as Funding Managers)

Local Donation Managers are partners who give away donations on our behalf in our Family and Environment Focus Areas

National Organisation

Are you a national organisation or a group looking for a donation for a nationally significant project?

For larger-scale and longer-term donations of national significance you need to apply to TTF Direct Donations

Our TTF Donations Team assesses application from our Auckland office

Who we are

The Tindall Foundation is a private philanthropic family foundation working throughout Aotearoa New Zealand. We are helping to build a stronger, sustainable nation so that families, communities and our environment thrive now and in the future. Our work is driven by a belief that all Kiwis should have the chance to achieve their full potential and contribute to a healthy, strong society.

Our approach to giving

From small community initiatives through to larger systemic responses, we support a wide range of outcomes for social and environmental change.


We see the value in supporting a wide range of approaches, from local grassroots giving to larger national initiatives that develop long-term social change and use innovation to deliver social impact.

Take a look at the short film on the right to learn about what we support and how to apply.

The Tindall Foundation is a family foundation that seeks opportunities to support innovative, forward-thinking initiatives that make a positive difference for Aotearoa New Zealand, in areas of:


Our work prioritises whānau/families who experience multiple disadvantage across generations.


We give donations to community groups and neighbourhoods who are leading positive change in their communities.


We help address climate change, protect and enhance NZ’s biodiversity, and promote kaitiakitanga/custodianship of our whenua/land, moana/ocean and awa/waterways.

Case Studies

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Te Roroa

Te Roroa Development Charitable Trust serves iwi in and around Northland’s Waipoua Forest and Kai ...

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Garden to Table

The Garden to Table programme is helping change the ways children think about their food ...

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Venture Southland

Venture Southland — a joint initiative of the Invercargill City, Southland District Council and ...

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