Annual Report 2015/16
Watch our short film and meet inspiring New Zealanders who give their time to mentor young people,
volunteer to protect the kiwi, raise funds and awareness for homelessness and
give up their afternoons to run a homework club for children.
Message from the Founders
Tēnā tātou katoa. Greetings to all.
Welcome to our 2015/16 annual report.
We know for a fact that New Zealanders are very generous. We see it all around us every day: people giving hours of time volunteering or mentoring, sharing their wealth or resources, taking part in a sponsored event to raise money for a cause, giving their expertise for free, donating food and clothing, baking cakes for the school fundraiser or coaching a sports team.
To celebrate the many people who give so generously, the theme of this year’s annual report is Inspiring Generosity.
How wonderful it is to share the stories of regular Kiwis of different ages and varied backgrounds who give generously of their time, energy, expertise and money to help others. In our short film and feature stories you will find out what giving means to them.
Earlier this year we decided to run a survey to find out what motivates New Zealanders to give. We were keen to understand the different ways in which people contribute, what inspires them to donate both time and money, how giving makes them feel, and what the benefits are to the community.
We had an overwhelmingly positive response, with over a thousand people completing the survey, and in this report we reveal the results. Thanks to all those who participated.
We would like sincerely to thank everyone who makes our work at The Tindall Foundation possible, particularly our committed, hard-working staff and Trustees. The work we do simply would not be possible without them.
Stephen and Margaret Tindall
Founders – The Tindall Foundation
Message from the Manager
Kia ora koutou.
In this annual report we are pleased to share some highlights of the past year for The Tindall Foundation. 2015/16 was another successful year, with more than $18 million in donations either given or committed to organisations and projects across the country.
It also marked the important milestone of $50 million in donations distributed through the 23 Funding Managers and Local Allocation Committees (LACs) who work throughout New Zealand managing our funds for us. We are hugely grateful for the work they do. Funding Managers and LACs are our eyes and ears across the country, identifying the greatest need where they are.
This year we pay special tribute to two of our Funding Managers — The Salvation Army and the New Zealand Catholic Bishop's Conference — who celebrate 20 years of partnership with The Tindall Foundation.
Another highlight was the launch of our Next Gen Fund, established and managed by Stephen and Margaret Tindall’s five children. The fund actively involves the family’s next generation in philanthropy and giving in their own way. Next Gen distributed its first two donations in 2015; one of the organisations funded, Nga Rangatahi Toa, features in our short film.
Other highlights of 2015/16 included:
We hope you enjoy reading this year’s report.
Nāku i runga i āku mihi ki a koe. Yours with thanks.
Manager – The Tindall Foundation
Survey findings confirm that giving is good for you!
A few months back we asked people to take part in our Inspiring Generosity survey to tell us what motivates them to be generous and how giving to others makes them feel. Huge thanks to all those who shared their experiences of giving with us. The findings are fascinating.
Kiwis are truly big hearted when it comes to giving time and money. How do we know? The results prove it. Of the 1099 people who replied to the survey with their experiences and thoughts, the vast majority reiterated how generous Kiwis are.
Survey participants shared their thoughts on what giving means to them:
Right across the country, ordinary Kiwis are doing extraordinary things for the good of others.
Meet four exceptional people whose generosity is making a difference to people’s lives, local communities and our environment. They talk about what inspires them to give generously and why it is good for them.
These people give from the heart, and in return they feel happy, proud and connected to their communities. That experience is echoed by the almost 1100 people who responded to our recent Inspiring Generosity survey — a summary of which is above.
Over the past four years Bec Prendergast (25) and Mya MacGregor (12) have formed a firm friendship, hanging out together on most Wednesday afternoons. What brought the pair together was Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Christchurch — a mentoring organisation that links adult volunteers with 135 local young people.
Ian Phillips has been making charitable donations via payroll giving for five years through his employer, Spark Corporate. Payroll giving enables employees to donate to charities, schools and community groups via their employer’s payroll system — so people give as they earn.
Mark Vincent founded the Otamatea HarbourCare Society two years ago to help improve the health of the Kaipara Harbour. In the last year he and a team of volunteers have planted over 16,000 trees, more than half of which they grew in their own nursery.
Since 2013 the Laurence and Merle Cooney Fund has been helping young people in the Ashburton district, with administration provided by Advance Ashburton, the local Community Foundation. Merle Cooney talks about the BOOST project her family supports and the joy she gets from seeing local children thrive.
Total Donations Paid Out
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Annual Donations History
Find out who is behind The Tindall Foundation
[L-R ] Joan Withers, Stephen Tindall, Margaret Tindall, Robbie Tindall, Jennifer Casey.
During 2015/16 we had five Trustees at The Tindall Foundation. They 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] Elizabeth Tindall Tetro, John McCarthy, Dave Richards, Martina O'Driscoll, Genevieve Northey, Jennifer Reid
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 (Interact Canterbury), Margot Nicholson (NFP Works),
David Hall, Melanie Wilson, Glenn and Sharyn Cant, Jan van Vliet, Peter Dowling
RSM Hayes Audit
Chapman Tripp, Grove Darlow and Partners
Clockwork Consulting, Circle IT
Creative Direction and Design:
Editorial Content and Production Management:
Elizabeth Tindall Tetro
Photography: Jan van Vliet, Jonny Knopp and photographers from featured organisations
Film: Belinda Henley, Dean Whitehead and John Whiteside
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