Our partners and supporters

The Blind Foundation is delighted to partner with, and thank, our very special partners.  The life changing work we do would not be possible without their support.

Corporate partners

Hills transforming livesHill’s Pet Nutrition

Hill’s Pet Nutrition began in 1939 and their brands Prescription Diet™ and Science Diet™ pet foods offer the highest-quality pet nutrition available. The nutritional formulation that became the first product in the Hill’s Prescription diet was formulated for a guide dog Buddy, in the United States.

Today the partnership offers Blind Foundation Guide Dogs nutritional diets from its pet food range to help guide dog puppies perform at their best.

The support from Hill’s Pet Nutrition assures that guide dog puppies get the very best start to their important careers as working guide dogs.


Milford investment expertise logoMilford Investment Expertise

Milford is a boutique investment firm that exists to grow the wealth of their clients and New Zealand.   They provide a range of investment products and services designed to help clients meet their specific investment objectives, including PIE Funds and KiwiSaver.

Milford is proud to support the Blind Foundation Library and give the gift of reading to Kiwis who are blind or have low vision.


Hudson Gavin Martin logoHudson Gavin Martin

Hudson Gavin Martin (HGM) has supported the Blind Foundation as its primary legal advisors for the past five years.

HGM is a boutique law firm specialising in technology and intellectual property. They provide practical   and innovative solutions to commercial and legal issues in relation to technology and intellectual property matters. Their passion and expertise in the area are second to none, and as such they are recognised as leaders in their field.

HGM are committed to playing their part in the community and are proud to be supporting the Blind Foundation.

Corporate supporters

Air New Zealand National Cargo

Since 1988 Air New Zealand National cargo has supported Blind Foundation Guide Dogs by moving guide dogs and guide dog puppies in training around the country, to many destinations.

With their specialised knowledge to ensure the shipments are handled with utmost care, guide dogs and puppies are moved weekly by Air New Zealand National Cargo. The professional Air New Zealand team is used to moving a fully-fledged guide dog going to its new home with a Kiwi who is blind or has low vision, or an 8-week old puppy that is going to be trained by a voluntary puppy walker for the next 12 months.

Trusts and Foundations

The Blind Foundation very grateful for the support provided by a number of generous Trusts and Foundations. In the past year we have received significant support from:

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Public Trust

Perpetual Guardian logo
Perpetual Guardian

Pelorus Trust logo
Pelorus Trust

Lottery Grants Board logo
Lottery Grants Board

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Te Pou o Te Whakaaro Nui


We have also received support from:

Aileen Drewitt Charitable Trust
Alice & Stan Flavell Charitable Trust
Alison & Andrew Cochrane Charitable Trust
ANZ Staff Foundation
Auckland Council
Otara- Papatoetoe Local Board
Howick Local Board
Albert-Eden Local Board
Mangere-Otahuhu Local Board
Orakei Local Board
Upper Harbour Local Board
Hibiscus and Bays Local Board
B A Lewis Charitable Trust
Beatrice Georgeson Trust
Blue Waters Community Trust
BlueSky Community Trust Ltd
Chenery Memorial Trust
Christchurch Earthquake Recovery Trust (CERT)
Community Trust of Southland
Constellation Communities Trust
Clyde Graham Charitable Trust
David Ellison Charitable Trust
Disblair Charitable Trust
Estate of George Sevicke Jones
First Sovereign Trust Ltd
Four Winds Foundation Limited
Grassroots Trust
Grumitt Sisters Charitable Trust
Infinity Foundation Limited
John Beresford Swan Dudding Trust
Kelliher Charitable Trust
Lake Memorial Charitable Trust
Lion Foundation
Mataura Licensing Trust
Marlborough District Council
Maurice Paykel Charitable Trust
Milestone Foundation
Monty Fairbrother Charitable Trust
N H Taylor Charitable Trust
N R Thomson Charitable Trust
Napier City Council
New Zealand Community Trust
North and South Trust Limited
Pegasus Sports Foundation Limited
Ray Watts Charitable Trust
Reed Charitable Trust
Room-Simmonds Charitable Trust
Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust
Sir John Logan Campbell Residuary Estate
Support For Volunteering Fund
Tennyson Charitable Trust
The Owen and John Whitfield No 1 Fund Charitable Trust
The Ruth Petty Trust
The Trusts Community Foundation Inc
Thomas George Macarthy Trust
Trillian Trust Inc
Trust Aoraki
Trust House Charitable Trust
Trust Waikato
W Duncan Bickley Trust Fund
Whanganui Community Foundation