United Way New Zealand

Our strength is grounded in our ability to work together

United Way New Zealand is a charity which helps individuals, organisations and philanthropic funds across New Zealand maximise the impact of their social responsibility activity. Our extensive knowledge and relationships with the community sector across New Zealand means that we can wisely invest back into small to medium community charities where support is needed most.

We combine local expertise and global reach to design bespoke workplace giving and volunteering programmes which align with an organisation’s people, values and the communities they work within. United Way New Zealand is locally managed and governed while being part of an international network, operating in 41 countries and distributing around US$5 billion per year in community funding worldwide.


For Charities:

  1. Marketing and fundraising is time-consuming and expensive and as a small to medium charity you’re busy on the frontlines helping people. United Way New Zealand can be your marketing and fundraising manager. All you need to do is undertake our assessment process and then you can access our nationwide network of private sector and philanthropic trust donors and volunteers, freeing you up to focus on what you do best, supporting New Zealanders in their time of need. 

    We work with small to medium frontline charities across New Zealand to provide: 

      • Direct funding 
      • Networking opportunities 
      • Sourcing volunteers 
      • Consulting and capacity building 
      • Advocacy


    If you’re a small to medium charity without in-house marketing or fundraising resource, please Contact us for more information about how we can support you. 

  2. If you have a volunteer opportunity you’d like to profile for free on our volunteer hub, please let us know the details here


For Philanthropists

We work as your community manager, bringing robust international processes and 45 years of experience working with New Zealand charities and communities to ensure funding goes where it is needed most. 

We work with some of New Zealand’s largest and most well-known philanthropic trusts to: 

  • Manage and distribute regular funding rounds 
  • Impact reporting 
  • Feedback from charities  

Contact us for more information about how United Way New Zealand can streamline your funds distribution across New Zealand. 


Our Principal Sponsors

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Our Principal Partners

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Our Associate Partners

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