Catalytic Foundation

The Catalyst for Giving Time, Money and Resources

The Catalytic Foundation (formerly United Way NZ Charitable Trust) helps individuals, businesses and philanthropists maximise their social impact. Our extensive knowledge and relationships with the community sector across New Zealand means that we can wisely invest back into regions where support is needed most. 

The rise of catalytic philanthropy has been motivated by the growing need and desire for people and businesses to take greater social responsibility. Covid-19 has shown us that everyone can contribute something to making New Zealand a better place. By leveraging the catalytic philanthropy model, we can unlock time, money and resources from businesses and donors and by combining them with the non-profit sector, be catalysts for change.

Charities and non-profits seek to address major social issues. Unfortunately, many lack the scale and resources to help them with the problems they seek to solve. Our role is to pull together collective resources to drive social change through our community partnerships, research, advocacy and capacity building.

Whether your main resource is volunteer-time or hard-earned dollars, catalytic philanthropy can collectively make a big social impact and create transformational change.

We are proud to be providing social solutions by engaging with the following Partners 

Mercy Hospital Logo Tindall Foundation Logo Otago Polytechnic
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Cambridge Clothing Logo Cavell Leitch Logo


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