Annual Report 2014/15
Celebrating 20 Years of Giving
Play the video above to hear Stephen and Margaret Tindall
talk about 20 years of The Tindall Foundation.
Message from the Founders
Tēnā tātou katoa. Greetings to all.
We are very pleased to share with you our new-look Annual Report for 2014/15. We hope you like this interactive approach and enjoy watching the short film that features some highlights of this, our twentieth-anniversary year.
Our staff and Trustees take great care to ensure that The Tindall Foundation donations go to worthy organisations across the country. It is thrilling to see the enormous good that these groups do with our financial support. This year we funded 721 organisations across New Zealand, with $10.6 million in donations.
Over the past 20 years, we are proud to have supported more than 5000 organisations with over $135 million in donations. It is hard to believe that what started out in a tiny office in Takapuna, with one staff member and a steady flow of small funding requests, is today a thriving philanthropic foundation with a team of eight staff and a board of five Trustees.
To mark this special milestone, we were delighted to recognise five exceptional organisations for their outstanding and tireless work in the community and for our environment. It was a real highlight and privilege to have the Governor-General present the five organisations with awards to acknowledge this contribution at his home, Government House, in Auckland this June.
You can read the inspirational stories of these organisations below and see what drives and motivates them to give so much to the community. Their passion and care for people and the world around them are infectious.
We would sincerely like to thank everyone we have worked with over these 20 years for their efforts in making New Zealand a better place. We are indebted to our dedicated, hard-working staff and Trustees, past and present. None of this would have been possible without you.
Stephen and Margaret Tindall
Founders – The Tindall Foundation
Message from the Manager
Kia ora koutou.
Welcome to The Tindall Foundation’s very first digital annual report! It is exciting to be launching our new online format this year as we mark the milestone of turning 20. Many organisations in New Zealand and around the world have adopted digital reporting and we are joining them.
We hope you enjoy reading about the five organisations we have acknowledged with special recognition awards, and learn more about our team, the focus of the Foundation, and how we have donated funds in 2014/15.
2014/15 was an eventful year for us with many highlights and success stories along the way, such as:
This list shows some of the variety of the Foundation’s ongoing work.
On the team front, sadly we said farewell to Evelyn Gauntlett after 17 years of invaluable work. We welcomed Genevieve Northey, formerly a grants advisor at Foundation North.
By adopting a digital approach this year, we hope to make our annual report and the successes of organisations we support accessible to a wide audience anywhere in the world. Please share it with others you feel would be interested or could benefit from reading it.
Nāku i runga i āku mihi ki a koe. Yours with thanks.
Manager – The Tindall Foundation
Meet the extraordinary people behind the five organisations that we honoured with special recognition awards in June during our twentieth-anniversary celebrations at Government House, Auckland. They are standout examples of Kiwi leaders who work tirelessly for the community and the environment.
Here they talk about what inspires and drives them, who has influenced them, and the challenges they have faced.
Total Donations Paid Out
by Programme Areas
Annual Donations History
Find out who is behind The Tindall Foundation
[L-R] Margaret Tindall, Robbie Tindall, Joan Withers, Stephen Tindall, Jennifer Casey
We have five Trustees at The Tindall Foundation. Our Trustees are made up of the Foundation’s two founders, Stephen and Margaret Tindall, their son Robbie, and two Trustees independent of the family, Jennifer Casey and Joan Withers, both of whom have successful careers in the commercial sector and have a passion for families and communities.
The Tindall Foundation team
[L-R] Genevieve Northey, Dave Richards, Jennifer Reid, Elizabeth Tindall, John McCarthy,
Anne Tindall, Trevor Gray, Kate Tindall, Martina O'Driscoll
The Tindall Foundation is a private family foundation that gives to organisations and communities
throughout Aotearoa New Zealand by way of donations, training, capacity building and research,
and by partnering with others. We want to see communities grow and prosper so our children's children
will have the very best chance in life. As a family and as an organisation, we feel very fortunate to be in a
position that enables us to share with others.
Gordon Hosking, Bede Martin, Margot Nicholson, Bruce Russell, Bill King,
Glen Saunders, Alan Wilcox, Melanie Wilson, Glenn and Sharyn Cant
RSM Hayes Audit
Chapman Tripp, Grove Darlow and Partners
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Jan van Vliet | Print Design
Curative | Web Design
Editorial Content and Production Management:
Jan van Vliet, Kaan Hiini, Jess Holdaway, Matt Leamy,
Joseph Kelly, Jonny Knopp, Darryl Torckler and photographers from featured organisations
Opinions expressed in articles appearing in The Tindall Foundation Annual Report 2014/15 are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Trustees, management or employees of the Foundation.
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