The Tindall Foundation has been a member of the Working Together More Fund since its inception 12 years ago. It has been a fantastic journey and we are excited to announce some big changes to the way we work as a collaborative network of family Foundations.
Over the past 12 years the Working Together More Fund (WTMF) has given away over $4m in funds to collaborative projects across Aotearoa, the fund is developing and expanding. Building on the successes of many collaborations supported, the WTMF is taking time to pause, reflect and consider what new and improved collaborative funding and wider support looks like.
The committee was prompted by COVID to rethink the way that WTMF gives away donations community organisations to collaborate. They agreed that the fund could be making a greater impact and better serve community organisations across Aotearoa.
WTMF remains committed to funding collaborations, but won’t just be giving away small donations. It will support collaborations with training opportunities, quality resources and mentors to help build capacity and knowledge within organisations so they can come together to collaborate for greater change.
WTMF will build trusted relationships and partner with collaborating organisations, supporting collaborations in a more meaningful way.
Bede Martin, who has been the manager of WTMF for the past seven years has retired. The family foundations involved and the committee are grateful to him for his support and contributions. Many of the successful collaborations have been made possible thanks to his great work. We wish Bede all the very best in his retirement.
Adrienne Thompson, former CEO of the Hugh Green Foundation and committee member of WTMF for the past eight years, will be acting as interim manager for WTMF for the next six months. Adrienne will support the committee while the new way of working is developed and implemented.
Keep an eye on the website for a new look WTMF! It is hoped that the fund will be implementing its new strategy and proactively seek collaborations by September 2021.
The eight family foundations that make up WTMF include:
- J R McKenzie Trust
- Todd Foundation
- The Tindall Foundation
- Hugh Green Foundation
- DV Bryant Trust
- Len Reynolds Trust
- Lindsay Foundation
- Wayne Francis Charitable Trust