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. https://www.voyce.org.nz/

“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