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:

Small Local Donations

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

Large Regional/National Donations

Are you looking for a donation for a project that has national significance or creates regional economic development in:

– Te Tai Tokerau
– East Cape
– Whanganui/Horowhenua

For these larger-scale and longer-term donations you need to apply to TTF Direct Donations

Our Donations Team assesses applications 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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Iwi and philanthropy investing together for change


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Island Child Trust Supports Homeless Aucklanders


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Gandhi Nivas


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