New Zealand Top Sites for Philanthropy

    Free Rice

    Gives quiz questions where every correct answer donates 20 grains of rice through the UN World Food Program to help end hunger.


    Many children with Type 1 diabetes grow up feeling isolated and out of place amongst their peers because of the daily health challenges they face -- something non-diabetic children can't understand. Camp Angels offers these children a crucial social suppo

    Red Cross New Zealand

    Undertakes four core activities: international humanitarian law, emergency preparedness, disaster response, international disaster relief and development programmes.

    Charities Services | Home

    Charities Services New Zealand promotes public trust and confidence in the charitable sector; encourages good governance and management practices; and provides educational material enabling organisations to be more effective

    Welcome | Volunteering Auckland

    Volunteering work in Auckland. Information and advice for volunteers, teams and nonprofit organisations.

    Across the globe, wherever vulnerable children are struggling to survive, UNICEF is there, doing whatever it takes to save lives. (C)UNICEF/HQ05-2208/Giacomo Pirozzi UNICEF - the United Nations Children's Fund - is the world's leading agency for

    Act Blue

    A PAC allowing individuals and groups to channel their progressive dollars to candidates and movements of their choosing.

    Cancer Research UK

    Some information about cancer. A UK Charity primarily concerned with raising money to fund research.

    Oxfam New Zealand

    A development, advocacy and relief NGO working to put an end to poverty worldwide.

    Amnesty International

    Protecting human rights worldwide, AI focuses on the release of prisoners of conscience, fair and prompt trials for all political prisoners and the abolition of the death penalty, torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment.

    Volunteering Canterbury

    Volunteering Canterbury is a charitable trust that supports and promotes volunteering. The definition of voluntary work is work done of one�s own free will, unpaid, for the common good.

    International Committee of the Red Cross - ICRC

    Organization whose humanitarian mission is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of war and internal violence and to provide them with assistance. (In English, French and Spanish).

    Macmillan Cancer Support

    Information and support from this UK organization which addresses many of the types of tumors. Includes access to online booklets and other resources.

    Young Women of Aotearoa

    The YWCA of Aotearoa/New Zealand is one of the few broad women's organisations in New Zealand and it provides a unique policy input from a Christian feminist perspective. It addresses a wide variety of issues concerning women, especially young women and a

    Oxfam International

    A group of non-governmental organizations from three continents working worldwide to fight poverty and injustice.

    Do Something is the country’s largest not-for-profit for young people and social change. We have 2.9 million members (and counting!) who kick ass on causes they care about. Bullying. Animal cruelty. Homelessness. Cancer. The list goes on. DoSomething

    Lattitude Global Volunteering

    International volunteering and gap year placements for 17 to 25s in a wide range of countries around the world.


    Gives information on ecological and humanitarian projects worldwide.

    Giving What We Can

    Giving What We Can is an organisation dedicated to fighting extreme poverty in the developing world.

    Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

    Grant-making foundation supports initiatives in education, world health and population, and community giving in the Pacific Northwest.

    Make-a-wish Foundation, New Zealand

    Make A Wish New Zealand grants the wishes of children with life threatening medical conditions to bring hope strength and joy at a very challenging time in their lives

    Oxfam Australia

    A development organisation that promotes social justice and fights poverty by working with communities around the world and through campaigning and advocacy.

    Australian Red Cross

    Make a secure on-line donation for the Asia quake and tsunamis appeal or other appeals listed.

    YWCA of Auckland, New Zealand

    Providing quality accommodation, a range of services and community programmes, and information for new immigrants.

    Oxfam Great Britain

    A development, relief, and campaigning organisation that works to find lasting solutions to poverty and suffering around the world. Works with poor communities, local partners, volunteers, and supporters to help poor people to help themselves.

    The Pew Charitable Trusts

    Works in the areas of developing policy solutions, informing the public, and supporting civic life. Provides detailed funding guidelines, as well as results of research, selected news items, and career opportunities.

    American Counseling Association

    The ACA promotes the counseling profession through work in advocacy, research and professional standards. The site has general information and on-line skill expansion courses.

    charity: water

    A non-profit organization bringing clean, safe drinking water to people in developing nations. Describes the issue, their projects, how to donate, and upcoming events.


    A non-profit organization offering free, easy-to-create web sites to help connect friends and family for support during a health crisis or recovery.