United Way New Zealand

The Catalyst for Giving Time, Money and Resources

United Way (NZ) is a charity which helps individuals, businesses and philanthropic funds maximise their social impact. 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 (NZ) 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. 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 are a community 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 donation 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 funds
  • Assess eligibility of charities
  • Distribute regular funding rounds to where it is most needed
  • Social Impact reporting  

Contact us for more information about how United Way (NZ) 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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