Catalytic Foundation

The Catalytic Foundation has over 40 years of experience in connecting businesses and philanthropists with New Zealand communities in need.

The Catalytic Foundation (formerly United Way NZ Charitable Trust) helps donors 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.

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.

The Charity surveys we conduct are vital for us to convey the needs of the community. We are a voice for a hard-working community and we conduct fundraising campaigns through our online community hub to help specific needs.

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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