Caring for our Communities in Aotearoa

As community charities and not-for-profit organisations seek to address major social issues, many of them lack the scale and fundraising resources to work effectively.

The Catalytic Foundation helps by connecting businesses, philanthropists and individual donors with community partnerships, who are making a difference in our communities and driving social change.

Community Investment for Businesses

We know giving back both increases employee engagement and brand resilience, therefore we work with companies to make volunteering easy. By partnering with the Catalytic Foundation and our community partners, you can exponentially increase the impact of your Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activity. We partner with businesses, large and small to deliver:

Donation Management for Philanthropic Foundations

The Catalytic Foundation works as your community manager, bringing robust international processes and 46 years of experience working with New Zealand charities and communities to ensure funding goes where it is needed most.  We work with some of New Zealand’s largest and most well-known philanthropic foundations to: 

  • Manage Donations
  • Systems for Grant Funding
  • Pre-assessment of charities
  • Research
  • Social impact reporting

We are proud to have worked with The Tindall Foundation for over 22 years providing this donation management service, throughout Aotearoa.


Community Investment with Individual Donors

By donating your hard-earned dollars and/or time to the Catalytic regional funds you will support New Zealanders in their time of need in your region. We work with frontline community charities across New Zealand to provide:

- Community grants
- Donations in a time of need i.e. Covid-19
- Volunteers
- Capacity building consulting
- Research and advocacy

All charities who receive donations from the Catalytic Community Chest, undergo a rigorous annual assessment process, so you have peace of mind that your generosity is directed to where it will make the maximum social impact.

We have a number of giving options to help you give to your community:

Payday Giving enables you to support community charities, via the Catalytic Community Chest. Your regular donation will help frontline charities in your region.  The donation comes straight from your pay and you receive an immediate tax rebate.

A one-off donation allows you to provide financial support to a project or community charity of your choice as and when you want to give.

Regular Donations are set by you. You choose the amount, and whether you want to give weekly or monthly to the Catalytic Community Chest. Even the cost of a coffee can make a real difference at the end of the year. To donate weekly or monthly please click here

Bequests are the ultimate declaration of support from one generation to another. Those who leave a gift in their Will are people who want to make an ongoing difference to their community even after they're gone.

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