We invest in communities

At Rātā Foundation people are at the heart of everything we do.


Invest in the future

By making smart investments we are able to sustain our funding levels and support inter-generational social change.

Enable Participation

To support more people to participate in their local communities.

Empower learning

To support individuals, families/whānau to learn throughout their lives.

Encourage Collaboration

To support community organisations to grow their projects, have access to greater capacity and make the money go further

Support Whānau

To support individuals, families/whānau to thrive.

Connect communities

To support people to feel connected to, supported by and involved in their community.

Transform lives

By taking the time to understand community needs and invest to bring about social change.

Sustain the environment

To support communities and organisations to be environmentally and socially sustainable.

  • Supporting the people of Canterbury, Nelson, Marlborough and the Chatham Islands from the ground up

  • Applying for funding

    We only accept applications from not-for-profit organisations. We look at the outcomes you are trying to achieve and how they align with our funding priorities.