What We Do

Find out what The Tindall Foundation donates to (scroll down to use the filters below)

At The Tindall Foundation we give donations to charitable organisations, offer capacity building, collaborate with others and connect people and organisations together. We work with our Funding Managers, who give donations on our behalf, to reach communities all across Aotearoa New Zealand.

We give around 700 donations on average to different organisations and initiatives each year. Our donations range from small charitable donations of $1000 to local community initiatives, to over $1m for large scale, partnership projects. From community gardens and food banks, young people transitioning into employment and native tree planting projects, we aim to support a wide range of organisations making a difference in New Zealand.

We have no specific funding rounds for our main fund and accept online applications right throughout the year, however applications to our Funding Managers do have specific application closing dates.

Please use filters below: Click on a Programme Areas, Areas of Giving and Years of Giving filters below to read about some of the projects and organisations we have supported. To see our full donation recipient list click here.

Ngā Rangatahi Toa

Ngā Rangatahi Toa Ngā Rangatahi Toa (NRT) works with youth excluded from mainstream education,

Toi Ora Live Arts Trust

Toi Ora Live Arts Trust Toi Ora Trust is an award winning art organisation

The Tindall Foundation Philosophy

Those reflections embody the philosophy that has evolved during Trevor’s 12 years as Manager.

The Tindall Foundation History

From its origins in 1994 with Stephen and Margaret Tindall’s wish to share the

Canterbury Earthquakes Recovery

Supporting the rebuild and recovery of Christchurch and its surrounds is a long process

Capacity Building

Innermost Gardens’ Co-chair Richard Self, helping to create a garden in an area of

ChangeMakers Refugee Forum

Families gather at World Refugee Day in Wellington. (Photographer Joseph Kelly). ChangeMakers Refuge

De Paul House

There is a long-standing relationship between The Tindall Foundation and de Paul House, a

Joan Withers, Trustee

The Tindall Foundation invited Joan Withers to join its board in 2009. She accepted

Poutasi Development Trust

At work in the Poutasi Gardens (Photographer Tony Callaghan). The Tindall Foundation’s philanthropy

New Zealand Housing Foundation

Housing affordability has become an increasingly acute social issue in New Zealand, as house

Mana Ririki

In the wake of the 2007 Māori Child Abuse Summit, and with high-profile cases

Land, Air, Water Aotearoa

Land, Air, Water Aotearoa (LAWA) is a website that provides a wide range of

Wastebusters Canterbury

Ashburton Wastebusters originated in 1994 as a volunteer initiative to educate school children in

Our Funding Managers

“There are many wonderful organisations run by good-hearted and skilled New Zealanders who work

The Kindle Book Reading Club

Although it has an abundance of outdoor opportunities, the small rural town of Waiau

Christchurch Community Gardens

Christchurch South Community Gardens (CSCG) and New Brighton Community Gardens (NBCG) are dedicated

Youth Connections Across Auckland

Youth Connections Across Auckland (YCAA) is a highly successful initiative to improve the transition

Manurewa Parenting Hub

Recognising the challenges that parents face in raising their families, particularly in poorer socio

Age Concern Horowhenua

With a growing population of over-65s in New Zealand, Age Concern, the national service

Taranaki Adult Literacy Services

“Our commitment is to support adults in the local community to read, write and

Five Good Ideas

Community organisations often have an acute need for professional development, yet lack the financia

Biota Nodes Project

The Biota Nodes Project aims to restore the natural habitat of the Tūhaitara Coastal

Taita Pomare Mission Project

The church hall and kitchen were humming with anticipation as over 60 people prepared

The Working Together More Fund

Established to help community organisations team up to achieve better outcomes, The Working Together

Combined Adolescent Challenge Training Unit Support (CACTUS)

It started out in 1998 as the vision of Hokitika Community Constable Rob Fox

Mountains to Sea Conservation Trust

Over 8000 New Zealand children have been given the unique opportunity to learn about marine conserva

Foodbanks in the Wellington Region

This is one of the many foodbanks which have received funding in the past year, since The Tindall Fo

Dunedin City Salvation Army

Last year Dunedin business people turned up at the local Salvation Army clutching potato plants. Thi

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Zealand (BBBS) is a grassroots community initiative supporting young

Te Whānau Pūtahi

TWP is a Christian family centre serving the high-need area of Fairfield in Hamilton. The centre pro

WWF – Habitat Protection Fund

The Tindall Foundation and WWF’s Habitat Protection Fund is for New Zealand not-for-profit community

Nurturing The Future

The Hub brings together people of all ages and backgrounds to learn through educational workshops, g

Presbyterian Support Otago

2010 was a busy year for Presbyterian Support Otago, with families feeling the pinch of the changing

Royal New Zealand Plunket Society

With a keen interest in early childhood, The Tindall Foundation is supporting Plunket to positively

Pacific People’s Advancement Trust

Village Sports Academy (VSA) offers a unique sports course. Not only is it giving

Inspiring Communities

‘Inspiring Communities’ is promoting community-led development in New Zealand, with all sectors work

Waste Resource Trust Waiheke

“I’m passionate about getting people to think about waste as a resource and not just something they


Apopo means ‘tomorrow’ in Maori, and Taupo organisation Apopo is “empowering youth and their whanau

Te Whangai Trust

A couple from Miranda with a “passion for our people and the environment” has established a social e

Project Lyttleton

Project Lyttelton used earthquake recovery funds from The Tindall Foundation to support the Lyttelto

Advance Ashburton

Newcomers came to Ashburton to work and to join family. But settling into a new town and district is

Monte Cecilia Housing Trust

Monte Cecilia Housing Trust (MCHT) is providing housing and practical assistance for many vulnerable


Every Friday lunchtime 25 students at Pakuranga College work on their Pakuranga Organic Project

SPACE (Supporting Parents Alongside Children’s Education)

SPACE is a 30-week support group for first time parents with newborn babies. Parents discuss relevan

Canterbury Youth Services

Canterbury Youth Services (CYS) is committed to the wellbeing of the 33,000 teenagers affected by th

Storytime Foundation

Storytime Foundation is helping lower income Auckland families by getting them access books to read

Christchurch Earthquake Response

The Tindall Foundation provided a considered response to the Christchurch earthquakes in September 2

Project Crimson

While Rugby World Cup 2011 was kicking off, thousands of New Zealanders were ‘mucking

New Zealand Housing Foundation

For some low income families, owning their own home would remain out of reach were it not for the he

Whangarei Heads Landcare Forum

A resident-led movement to restore the biodiversity of a beautiful corner of Northland.

The Good Fathers Programme

Equipping men to face the challenges of parenting is the vision of Good Fathers, a programme run in


In the aftermath of the September 2010 Christchurch Earthquake, many people faced complex challenges

Ignite Baby Clothing Library

For an inspiring story of how a grassroots organisation can spark a great idea for helping the commu

Northcote Baptist Church Community Trust

Settling into a new country is a challenge. Auckland’s Northcote Baptist Church (NBC) is making it t

Bethel House

Bethel House takes in up to ten men at a time, and works to enhance their physical, emotional, rela

Māori Maps

Te Potiki National Trust aims to reconnect the ‘potiki generation’ of young, urban Maori with their

Know Your Neighbours

The Tindall Foundation enabled Know Your Neighbours to undertake an evaluation of its impact, and ho

Gap Filler Trust

Providing moments of colour and fun among the destruction in Christchurc

Counties Manukau District Health Board

There is a global shortage of medical professionals and a significant under-representation of Maori


This innovative programme works with food retailers, distributors and fresh markets across Wellingto