The Catalytic Foundation helps individuals, organisations and philanthropic funds across New Zealand maximise their social impact, through the giving of time, money and resources to regional charities.  Our extensive knowledge and relationships in the community sector across New Zealand means that we can wisely invest back into community charities where support is needed most, accelerating social impact.

  • We work with donors to provide funds to the community sector throughout New Zealand. The donations are given back to the region the donor originates from or designates as their preferred giving.
  • We also provide volunteering, skills, resources and capacity building services for community charities. 

To do something for many is one of the main concepts of catalytic philanthropy. By working under this model, the Catalytic Foundation can get the most value out of every dollar or skill donated and with our extensive 46-year history of community partnerships, drive social change.

Regional News

Volunteering starts at the Christmas Shoebox Project

Thank you to Rockwell Automation for starting this year's volunteering at the Christmas Shoebox Project. We had fun putting together...

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2023 Christmas

Would you or your workplace like to do something FUN this Christmas that also supports those less fortunate? The Christmas...

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Community Needs are rising

Every year, the Catalytic Foundation conducts a Community Needs Survey to help us better understand what charities need, how people...

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I AM HOPE walk for hope fundraiser

Chubb Insurance Team supports I AM HOPE  Why are the team at CHUBB Insurance doing this WALK FOR HOPE fundraiser...

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Rachel's House Trust

Rachel's House Trust is supporting families by: Providing kai baskets Running a kai pantry Giving families access to a social...

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Catalytic 2023 Grant Applications

Catalytic Foundation Community Grant Applications Now open (closes 20th of October, 2023) Who we fund: The Catalytic Community Grants fund small...

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How You Can Make A Difference

Volunteering & Resource Donation

Contribute your time, expertise, and/or resources to improve lives in your community.  

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Business Partnerships

Leverage the power of your business for good.

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Financial Giving

Give now to help build a strong and healthy community

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