The Kindness Institute

$11,470 of $10,000 goal
Given by 136 generous donors in 20 days

To provide mental health support for our rangatahi during a time of isolation and uncertainty.


The Kindness Institute is supported by the Perpetual Guardian (and their supporters) who will double every dollar donated up to $10,000

The Kindness Institute was established in direct response to Aotearoa’s youth mental health crisis and empowers marginalised rangatahi to transform their mental health and wellbeing, and that of those around them. Their programmes are rangatahi-led, grounded in kaupapa Māori, and designed to develop resilience and leadership.

The direct response to the Covid-19 pandemic is delivering immediate, effective and essential solutions for mental health support, as rangatahi are isolated and without their usual support network of peers and teachers, sometimes in difficult home environments, putting them at risk of ongoing mental health issues.\

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The Funding Network New Zealand Charitable Trust's involvement (page creator)

The Funding Network are coordinating a live, online crowdfunder to support the vital work of The Kindness Institute that is even more important in the face of the Coronavirus pandemic.

About us

The Funding Network NZ (TFN) is a small national charity that strengthens the capacity of small, Kiwi grassroots charities and inspires generosity.

Use of funds

To support a 25% increase in staff and mentor time needed to provide online group support, 1:1 rangatahi check-ins & whānau & community communications.

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Latest update

Help us hit our match funding goal  29 April 2020

Kia Ora,

Our friends at Perpetual Guardian have pledged $10k in match funding for this amazing work, so for every $20 donated by you wonderful people, The Kindness Institute gets $40.

Thank you for your support,

The Funding Network

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Michael on 08 May 2020
Amazing work. Keep it up
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Guest Donor on 08 May 2020
A massive thank you to everyone involved in this incredible organisation. The work you’re putting in is changing lives and it will undoubtedly have a lasting impact on this world. Mad respect!
Storm on 08 May 2020
Kristine on 07 May 2020
I love and respect your work, keep it up!
Alix on 07 May 2020

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