Community remote working guide

Novel coronavirus has forced businesses and organisations around the world to work remotely and we appreciate that for some of our community partners this sudden change might not be an easy one.

With this in mind, we have created this toolkit to help our partners enable remote working and grow their online collaboration skills, wherever they are in their digital journey. We hope this resource is useful and please feel to share it with anyone who could benefit from it.

Thanks to everyone who provided insights and recommendations.

Community remote working guide (500kb)


Thriving Rangatahi: A Review of Protective and Risk Factors

This resource presents findings from a literature review undertaken to identify protective and risk factors for young people in Aotearoa. The review prioritises recent literature with relevance to Aotearoa New Zealand context and where possible draws on literature that privileges the voices of young people.

This literature review will help support the development of an Impact Model including a Population Explorer tool and other resources, which will be shared, with the Philanthropic and youth sector. The Impact Model intends to provide insights into factors that influence the life experience of young people, offers insights into the key levers of change that have the greatest potential to generate positive change for young people and identifies where and how philanthropic funders can have the greatest impact and influence.

Thriving Rangatahi – Literature Review (10MB)


2018 Vodafone Foundation Annual Report

Since 1991, the Vodafone Foundation has invested into positive social change in the 27 communities in which Vodafone operates. In Aotearoa New Zealand, we’ve been working since 2002 and invested more than $27m in our local communities. Read our latest annual report to learn more about our 2018-19 journey.

Vodafone Foundation Annual Report 2019 (1.6MB)

Making philanthropy more powerful

When philanthropic trusts come together to share their time, wisdom, selves and money – incredible things can happen.

This has been the experience of a collaboration between four NZ philanthropic funders; the Tindall Foundation, the Todd Foundation, the Vodafone New Zealand Foundation (Vodafone Foundation) and Foundation North – the story of which has just been published in a new report.

The trusts harnessed ‘the power of four’ to generate significant change in the foster care system through establishing VOYCE – Whakarongo Mai in April 2017, an independent charitable trust for children and young people in foster care.

“The Power of Four: Lessons from the VOYCE collaboration”, written by Rachael Trotman, of the Centre for Social Impact, focuses on the funders’ experience of the VOYCE collaboration, which also actively involved care-experienced children and young people, central government, iwi and the foster care sector.

As well as telling the story behind the collaboration, the funders are keen for their shared experience to provide learnings for others in the sector, to “identify what we learned and what works, so we can do it again; to show what collaboration looks like to us”.

The Power of Four: Lessons from the VOYCE collaboration (2MB)

2017 Vodafone Foundation Annual Report

For over 25 years, we have used our fundraising capability and access to Vodafone networks, technology, customers and employees to connect communities with the tools they need to make a difference. This report is a brief overview of our 2016-17 financial year.

Vodafone Foundation Annual Report 2017 (350KB)

2017 World of Difference Programme Evaluation

We commissioned Point Research to undertake an evaluation of our World of Difference programme, as part of our 2017 Strategic refresh. The evaluation looked at the impacts and effects of 12 years of World of Difference Funding, as well as key learnings for the Foundation to take forward.

World of Difference Programme Evaluation – Summary (1.2MB)

World of Difference Programme Evaluation – Full (2.5MB)

Effective Interventions for Vulnerable Young People Literature Review

We commissioned the Centre for Social Impact to pull together a landscape mapping and research scan for successful interventions for vulnerable young people.

Effective Interventions for Vulnerable Young People Literature Review – Summary (240KB)

Y-NEET: Empirical evidence for NZ

This study was completed by Gail Pacheco at the Auckland University of Technology and employs data from the Household Labour Force Survey for the years 2004-2015 to paint a comprehensive portrait of the Y-NEET population in NZ. This is done in terms of age, gender, education, region, and a range of other individual and household characteristics. The literature on predictors of NEET status, as well as outcomes after a period of being NEET are summarised from the relative international and NZ studies. The cost of youth disengagement is also highlighted in terms of the lost productivity, as well as the additional burden on public finances. This cost is constructed for both NZ and Auckland in particular, as well as estimates for different ethnic subgroups across the country.

Y-NEET Empirical evidence for NZ