The Tindall Foundation
Nikau Foundation is the funding manager for The Tindall Foundation for the Wellington Region including the Kapiti Coast and Hutt Valley. They annually contribute over $100,000 to various causes through the Nikau Foundation. An annual allocation of funds is provided by The Tindall Foundation for distribution to ‘Families and Social Services’ in line with set criteria.
The Nikau Foundation Corporate Challenge has now been operating for nine years. Volunteer Wellington organise fifty business teams during volunteer awareness week each year to work on community projects throughout the region. This involves more than 700 individuals who donate 4,300 hours of work. Work undertaken includes: Painting of offices, clearing headstones at Bolton St. cemetery, environmental planting and cleanups, mentoring computer studies at Onslow College, texting classes to Age concern and tuition to Te Hopai staff on computer skills.
Community Foundations of New Zealand (CFNZ)
CFNZ supports the new establishment and the fast accelerating growth of community foundations across New Zealand. Our professional member organisations are all building a permanent endowment fund that will benefit their local community, for generations to come, forever.
Community foundations are the fastest growing form of philanthropy in the world today and they are continuing to spread across New Zealand.