Collaboration is one of WWF core values. We know that one organisation alone can’t affect the change needed. The changes we want to see in the world can only come about through the efforts of many actors. 

WWF’s approach is to bring together individuals, communities, businesses, and governments to create solutions based on science and thought leadership.

Philanthropic Partners

Our Philanthropic Partners - Trust and Foundations and individual philanthropists - make a significant contribution to the impact of our conservation work. Through their investment in key projects, they support both long-term planning to achieve strategic conservation outcomes and on-the-ground support for community initiatives.  We are privileged to partner with these amazing supporters. 

Business Partners 

The private sector has a huge impact on our natural and social world, and businesses are highly influential on the global stage, so we need them on board to address the big environmental issues facing our planet.

Through strategic partnerships with companies, we can help them reduce their environmental impact; advocate together to move whole sectors towards better ways of doing business; raise money to support our conservation programmes; or reach new audiences to inspire them in the fight for our world.

Please note WWF only works with businesses that are committed to positive environmental action and we always follow a thorough due diligence process before entering any partnership.

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Current Partners

The Tindall Foundation

WWF-New Zealand acts as a Local Donation Manager for The Tindall Foundation, a philanthropic family foundation working throughout Aotearoa to support families, community and the environment. As Environmental Donation Manager, we distribute donations on behalf of TTF to local environmental education and community involvement programmes. Read More.

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Whakatupu Aotearoa Foundation take a long-term view – investing in innovative ideas and passionate people who are committed to tackling the root causes of significant issues. They have a vision for a restored and thriving Aotearoa emerging from a deepening understanding of the vulnerabilities in our natural environment and acute challenges in many of our communities. We are grateful for the Whakatupu Aotearoa Foundation's investment in our Conservation Impact team. 

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The Nikau Foundation is supporting our Ocean Protection work through the O'Dea Illingworth Fund.  Nikau Foundation is Te Upoko-o-te-Ika-a-Māui, the Greater Wellington Region’s community foundation. With a mission to grow generosity to support the people and places of Te Upoko-o-te-Ika-a-Māui, the Greater Wellington region, forever, Nikau has a vision to create thriving, resilient communities. 

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Leading national law firm Buddle Findlay proudly supports WWF-New Zealand by providing legal perspectives and insights to help the work of WWF. The firm has been a supporter of WWF-New Zealand since its inception.

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Since 2021 Airwick by Botanica and WWF-New Zealand have partnered to revitalise land surrounding a number of Aotearoa's urban streams and waterways in Porirua (2021), Auckland (2022) and Canterbury in 2023. Read more. WWF- New Zealand and Airwick by Botanica's partnership forms part of a global WWF Airwick partnership.


In partnership with Vector Lights, Auckland Council and Waka Kotahi NZTA, WWF-New Zealand are proud to light up the Auckland Harbour Bridge with an exciting and engaging light and audio story about sustainability and marine conservation as part of their permanent light show collection. 

Corporate Partnership Reports