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About Us

ChildFund New Zealand.


The vision: A world where every child can thrive

Since 1938, ChildFund has been working alongside communities worldwide to help children flourish. Through partnership with local organisations and communities, we build sustainable programmes that help children, youth, and their communities reach self-reliance.
Because when every child thrives, the world will thrive.


We aim to create lasting change for children and communities

We work alongside committed communities to deliver community development programmes that prioritise the perspectives of children and youth. This creates environments where children and youth can grow, develop and flourish, free from violence.

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Our history

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Our focus has remained the same

Since our inception as China's Children Fund in 1938, we've not stopped working alongside communities to improve children and youth wellbeing by implementing innovative programmes. A lot has changed in 80+ years, but our focus remains the same: we help children and youth to thrive.


Our values

We believe in

We know it takes a community (and working with others) to create solutions that help children and youth to thrive.

Our Partners

We are high-performing

We strive for excellence in all that we do and work as one team that is aligned and accountable: we do what we say we will do.

Our Impact

We challenge our boundaries

We are curious and learn with an open mind to try bold new things that enhance outcomes for children and youth.

Our Approach

We do the right thing, not the easy thing

We focus on doing the right thing today and for generations to come. We have grit and courage in our approach to improving outcomes for children and youth. We advocate and act when things do not allow children and youth to thrive.

Our Annual Reports
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Our work is centred around helping children and youth to thrive. We work alongside local partners to implement programmes that improve child wellbeing and support communities on their development journey of reaching self-reliance.

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Creating lasting change

Thousands of children around the world are positively impacted by the support of ChildFund and our caring supporters. Through comprehensive plans (Road Maps) we can create lasting change where children and communities can become self-sustainable and thrive.

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Self-reliance is the ultimate goal

It takes a holistic approach to help children thrive. We build meaningful relationships in communities and collaborate with local organisations to implement programmes and solutions that address barriers caused by poverty. The ultimate goal is for each community to achieve self-reliance, where local organisations and families can continue their journey independently.

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It takes a great team to achieve great things

Our team is a mix of specialists in development, finance, customer service and fundraising. We work closely together to ensure your donations go where they’re needed– to help children and youth thrive.

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We need great partners to help children to thrive

We are all in this together, which is why ChildFund New Zealand creates partnerships worldwide with a focus on creating sustainable, long-term change for children, youth and their communities.

In New Zealand, we partner with individuals, companies, organisations and the New Zealand Government to create meaningful, lasting change.

Globally, we work with local, regional and international organisations and Governments to implement our Road Map activities. By supporting a community to become self-reliant, children and youth will thrive.


11 Organisations working together for children

We are a member of the ChildFund Alliance, a global network of 11 child-focused development organisations.

Together, we work to end violence and exploitation against children and to overcome poverty and the underlying conditions that prevent children from achieving their full potential. We work in partnership with children and their communities to create lasting change, and the participation of children is a key component of our approach.

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Your donation today will go towards unleashing the potential within every child. Your support enables ChildFund to partner with dedicated communities to ensure children are educated, nourished, protected from harm and have a sense of wellbeing.

More ways to help

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Leave a gift to ChildFund in your Will

You can have a lasting legacy by including a bequest to ChildFund New Zealand in your Will.

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Spread the love through Gifts that Grow

Show your friends and family that you care by giving them something from our gift catalogue.

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Sponsor a Community

By sponsoring a community you’re providing support that will make an impact across all of our focus areas.

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