Originally the family was driven by a desire to support initiatives that assisted families and communities. They wanted to provide money that would to help address issues and resolve problems rather than just manage them. Early on they realised there were many other areas of need and so their support grew.
Between 1995 and 2014 The Tindall Foundation has donated over $135M to help communities across New Zealand. In addition, it has paid over $116M to the Government in prepaid tax.
Today, The Tindall Foundation gives an average of around NZ$9 – $12 million away each year through six Programme Areas;
- Supporting Families and Social Services
- Caring for our Environment and Preserving Biodiversity
- Encouraging Enterprise and Employment
- Strengthening the Community Sector
- Promoting Generosity and Giving and
- Special Funds
About half of that money goes towards assisting families and communities through the Supporting Families and Social Services Programme Area.