United Way New Zealand

Our strength is grounded in our ability to work together

UWW value to society


United Way New Zealand is a not for profit charity with a mission to create communities where all individuals and families achieve their human potential through education, income stability and healthy lives. We connect business, skills and financial support with areas of need in local communities.

United Way New Zealand (UWNZ) provides the opportunity to maximise every dollar donated via our transparent and tested national programme which identifies key areas of need in each region around the country.

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UWNZ provides donors with a unique way to support a wide variety of local charities with a single donation.

Each donation contributes to a collective fund for your region. Through this combined effort, UWNZ maximizes the funding received to support over 100 community partners per year throughout New Zealand.

Community organizations receiving Grant Awards, are visited by UWNZ volunteers and are carefully screened for their effectiveness through our comprehensive evaluation process. The aim is to provide funding where it can have the most social impact.