Our Work

The Catalytic Foundation provides donor services, so collectively we can support smaller regional community charities who are providing essential services around Aotearoa. 

We help donors by:

  • Allocating funds to where they’re needed most in the community.
  • Ensuring that your gift goes towards the causes and projects you care about.
  • Keeping you updated about the impact that your fund is having.

Why choose Catalytic?

  • 25 years of experience managing funds for philanthropic donors, including The Tindall Foundation.
  • We award grants to more than 100 charities per year nationwide.
  • Each charity goes through a rigorous screening process and receives a Catalytic Endorsement.
  • Endorsement includes year-round support through Catalytic quarterly campaigns and mentoring.

Funds are distributed through a robust grant allocation process:

  • Community charities apply for Catalytic grant funding.
  • They are assessed using our 10-point checklist.
  • They are visited by our volunteer ambassadors who make funding recommendations.
  • Financial awards are presented to over 100 community charities each year.
  • Charities provide accountability reports sharing what they’ve achieved.

Donors receive:

  • Annual impact reports about how your funds have been distributed and your social impact.
  • Social stories and photos about your social impact so you can tell your story of giving.

Donations qualify for a tax credit. For more information, Contact Us.

We are proud to represent The Tindall Foundation, Mercy Hospital and the Otago Polytechnic Charity house project, as their donation managers.