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Nau Mai, Haere Mai | Welcome to the Taranaki Foundation

Taranaki is a special place. Around our maunga an energy exists — driving passionate people across our rohe to get things done, to improve lives, and create the best regional centre in the world.

Taranaki Foundation is born of this same drive and commitment. A charitable foundation created for the people of Taranaki, by the people of Taranaki,  our vision is to nurture and grow the prosperity of our region through community giving, partnerships and philanthropy.

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Celebrating Taranaki Foundation’s first fund

The Power of Endowment: An Enduring Legacy

In 2015 the Winifred Knight Trust was transferred to Taranaki Foundation (then Te Karaka Foundation) becoming our first Named Fund.

$206,000 was gifted to the Foundation and over the past five years Winfred’s Named Fund has given out a total $30,275 in grants to via our annual funding round; and the original gift has grown to $239,883. The fund has created significant impact while continuing to grow.

"​We are unashamedly Taranaki. At our core, the Foundation is about Taranaki people leaving a lasting gift for Taranaki people."
Bryce Barnett - Chair, Taranaki Foundation
Inspiring giving

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An intergenerational family legacy lives on for Taranaki

Vicki and John Haylock made the generous decision to leave a legacy when their Uncle Basil, when their Uncle Basil left an inheritance for them.

September is Wills Month!

Foundation welcomes three new trustees

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The Harvey Symes Fund  

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Taranaki Foundation’s voluntary Trustees have a deep, personal commitment to our region. They gift their time, considerable community knowledge and professional expertise to lead Taranaki Foundation. They passionately believe in the power of philanthropy to transform lives and create a more vibrant, prosperous region for all.

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