Monday, 24 June 2024

Stephen Robert Tindall, Founder of New Zealand retailer The Warehouse, The Warehouse Group, and the Tindall Foundation

New Zealand

Champion's Profile

Stephen Robert Tindall GNZM is the founder of New Zealand retailer The Warehouse, The Warehouse Group, and the Tindall Foundation

UNDP SDG

Good Health and Well-Being, Decent Work and Economic Growth, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions, Partnership for the Goals

Description and impact

The Tindall Foundation is a private philanthropic family foundation working throughout Aotearoa New Zealand helping to build a stronger, sustainable nation so that families, communities and our environment thrive now and in the future. Stephen and Margaret Tindall founded The Tindall Foundation (TTF) in 1994. Today, they support over 700 organisations a year, giving annual donations of around $10 million to help families, communities and the environment. It contributes to organisations and community groups through donations, social loans and social investments, and in non-financial ways through advocacy, influencing, convening, connecting and capacity building. In appreciation of the diverse needs of communities, aims to be a flexible and responsive funder. Since 1995 donations and commitments have totalled over $185 million, Local Donation Managers have distributed over $60.7 million in Tindall Foundation funds in the last 24 years. Stephen and Margaret have five children who started their own fund, Next Gen, in 2015. They are working together as a group to give donations to youth development organisations using the creative arts (which lies outside TTF’s focus areas) as a mechanism for helping young people.