The vision of Rainbow Youth Incorporated (the "Society" or "RY") is:
"All young people thrive in Aotearoa, he waka eke noa (A waka which we are all in together, without exception)"
“To create social change in Aotearoa by providing support, information and advocacy for queer, gender diverse and intersex youth, their friends, whānau, and communities.”
Affirming and empowering young people from all walks of life
Young people determining their journey
Proactively and respectfully honouring Te Tiriti o Waitangi
For youth, by youth
Note: The main sectors, activities and beneficiaries are bolded.
Provides advice / information / advocacy
Makes grants / loans to individuals, Sponsors / undertakes research, Acts as an umbrella / resource body, Provides services (e.g. care / counselling), Provides human resources (e.g. staff / volunteers), Provides buildings / facilities / open space, Youth services
Education / training / research, Health, Social services, Arts / culture / heritage, Sport / recreation, Fund-raising, Promotion of volunteering, Youth services
Children / young people
Voluntary bodies other than charities, People with disabilities, People of a certain ethnic / racial origin, General public, Family / whanau, Migrants / refugees
The Society is governed by an Executive Board of young people aged under 28 years. The Board is elected by the full members of the Society. (Anyone is eligible to be a full member who is under 28 years of age and supports the aims and purposes of the Society, per the constitution.) The Executive Board presently comprises two co-chairpersons, a treasurer, a secretary, a Tangata Whenua representative and 3 other executive board members. The Board employs the Executive Director.
Annual Returns are due within 6 months of a charity’s balance date (financial year-end), or a longer period if an extension has been granted.
Here is a list of all the details changed by the charity, for example adding or removing officers, amending rules, changing balance dates or updating address details.