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

2021 Christmas Video

A small act of kindness can make a families Christmas   To DONATE a box of gifts for a child...

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Hays Christmas Elves

This year the Hays Recruitment team have volunteered to be Christmas Elves, to help deserving families receive boxes of gifts...

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2021 Charity House Auction

Otago Polytechnic Charity House raised $115,000 for Otago community groups at the 15th edition of the Annual Charity House auction....

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29 days to go

29 days left to donate to the Christmas Shoebox Appeal With the end of the year fast approaching and so...

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2021 Christmas Shoebox Appeal

This Christmas will be particularly hard for a lot of struggling families and children in New Zealand. The COVID-19 pandemic...

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Charity research found more need for funds a result of COVID-19 Delta outbreak

The Covid-19 Community Needs research, by the Catalytic Foundation, shows Kiwi charities are under increasing pressure, managing a surge in...

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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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