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

Hearts@Work - services for Community Organisations

For the last 46 years, charities throughout New Zealand have applied to the Catalytic Foundation for grant funding. Through this...

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2024 Auckland and Northland Community Grants

Over the course of the last year, our payroll givers in the Auckland region have accumulated a donation pool that...

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2024 Southland Community Grant Awards

Because of a generous donation made by The Tindall Foundation, we were able to award the following Southland charities with...

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2024 South Canterbury Community Grants

Catalytic Ambassador, Liz Shea, kindly hosted a lunch for the recipients of the Catalytic Foundation's community grants for 2024. The...

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Otago Catalytic Community Grant Awards

Otago Polytechnic recently hosted an Otago Community Grant Awards evening, where we were able to announce the recipients of $189,130...

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2024 Christchurch Community Awards

Thank you to Cavell Leitch for hosting our Community Grant Awards event in Christchurch. It was an amazing event and...

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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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