Important: Geyser Community Foundation is your Local Donation Manager. Please do not apply on The Tindall Foundation website as your application will not be accepted.
The Tindall Foundation has a unique model whereby Local Donation Managers distribute donations on their behalf in their respective local and faith communities.
Geyser Community Foundation is the local donation manager for the Rotorua, Taupo and surrounding areas. Each year, Local Donation Managers give away approximately $3.5 million of The Tindall Foundation funds. Donations to community organisations range from $500 to $15,000.
Stephen and Margaret Tindall founded the Tindall Foundation in 1994. Today, they support over 700 organisations a year, giving annual donations of around $10 million to support a stronger Aotearoa, and over the past 26 years have given more than $195 million in line with their strategic giving areas. The idea was to offer a hand up, not a hand out, to families and communities, a philosophy that continues to this day.
The Tindall Foundation understand that people and communities generally know what works best for them, that’s why they work in partnership with funders, councils, government departments, iwi and philanthropic leaders to make the greatest difference.
Who can Apply?
Projects/organisations that support The Tindall Foundation’s Family / Whanau focus area in the Rotorua and Taupo Districts, including Turangi, Mangakino and Murupara can apply to Geyser Community Foundation.
Funding priorities can be found here >>
Applications open: 1 March 2024
Applications close: Midnight 31 March 2024 (NOTE New Closing Date)
Review and decision-making: April / May
Notification of decisions: May / June
Grant payment: By the end of July
Reporting due: 31 January 2025