The Winder Foundation works alongside other teams and groups who share our vision of a better future for boys and young people, families and communities and the wider world.

Please contact us if you would like to be involved in our work.

Big Buddy

Big Buddy

Big Buddy mentoring is based on a simple philosophy that boys need good male role models in their lives
to become good men.



Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) is the leading organization working toward the elimination of child poverty in Aotearoa New Zealand by 2020 through independent research and education.
Website: http://www.cpag.org.nz

Every Child Counts

Every Child Counts

Every Child Counts is a coalition formed by Barnados, Plunket, UNICEF, Save the Children Fund and the Institute of Public Policy at AUT. They work to educate people – from corporate citizens to politicians and the general public – about the political and community actions that will better support children and their families. Winder Foundation is a member supporter of Every Child Counts. Every Child Counts is focused on achieving change in four vital areas related to child well-being: 1) putting children and families at the center of policy and planning; 2) ensuring all children get a good start in the early years; 3) reducing child abuse and neglect; 4) ending child poverty.
Website: http://www.everychildcounts.org.nz


Human Rights Commission – Te Ngira Aotearoa New Zealand Diversity Action Programme: Diverse, Equal, Harmonious

The Winder Foundation is a participant of the NZ Human Rights Commission Diversity Action Programme. This program brings together organizations taking practical initiatives to recognize and celebrate the cultural diversity of our society (diverse); promote the equal enjoyment by everyone of their civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, regardless of race, color, ethnicity or national origin (equal); foster harmonious relations between diverse peoples (harmonious).
Website: http://www.hrc.co.nz/diversity

Child Youth and Family

New Zealand Child Youth and Family Services (CYFS)

Child, Youth and Family is a service of the Ministry of Social Development of New Zealand that promotes the wellbeing and safety of children and supports positive parenting, strong families and stronger communities.
Website: http://www.cyf.govt.nz

Child Youth and Family

New Zealand Resource Teachers: Learning and Behaviour Association Inc.

The New Zealand RTLB Association works to meet the needs of students, their teachers and parents/caregivers in educational establishments. Children are at the heart of all the RTLB initiatives that are guided by the Maori proverbs: “He taonga rongonui, te aroha kit e tangata - Goodwill towards others is a precious gift"; and “Aroha Ki Nga Tamariki – Love to all children.”
Website: http://www.nzrtlb.org.nz



Suicide Prevention Information New Zealand (SPINZ) is a national information service and its main role is to provide high quality information to promote safe and effective suicide prevention activities.
Website: http://www.spinz.org.nz

Child Youth and Family

The Foundation for a Better Life

The Foundation for a Better Life is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and sharing positive universal human values that make a difference in communities. The Foundation creates public service campaigns that model the benefits of a life lived by positive values, such as honesty, caring, optimism, hard work and helping others. In turn, the Foundation hopes to inspire people to make values a part of their own lives, and then to communicate the benefits to others.
Website: http://www.values.com


Tracks specializes in organizing outdoor camps that are Rites of Passage for boys becoming young men in New Zealand.
Website: http://www.tracks.net.nz


Operation Peace Through Unity (OPTU)

Operation Peace through Unity (OPTU) was founded in Sweden in 1975, but has been based in New Zealand since 1987. OPTU, an accredited NGO in association with the UN Department of Public Information, is committed to the principles and aims, outlined in the Preamble of the United Nations Charter. Since 1982, OPTU has issued a quarterly publication, Many to Many, networking information on matters of common concern. OPTU firmly believes that the power for change lies within the individual human being, who is intent on transforming a culture of disunity, brutality and greed into a culture of peace, respectfulness and good relations between all peoples and nations.
Website: http://www.peacethroughunity.info


UNICEF New Zealand

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is the world’s leading agency for children. UNICEF is a global organization that works to save, protect and improve children’s lives. UNICEF’s mission is to create a better world for every child. UNICEF NZ is currently supporting projects in Ghana, Tanzania, Laos, Pacific, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Timor Leste.
Website: http://www.unicef.org.nz


Youthline is a youth development organization and has been helping young New Zealanders and their families since 1970. Youthline's vision is to create communities which relate to the needs of young people, respond to them, and support them to achieve their potential.
Website: http://www.youthline.org.nz