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Nau Mai, Haere Mai | Welcome to 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 of New Zealand, here in Taranaki.

Taranaki Foundation is born of this same drive and commitment. A charitable community 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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Blessing and ground-breaking signal start of Destination Play at Kāwaroa

One hundred people gathered for a very special ceremony at Destination Play at Kāwaroa Park, marking the official start of this incredible community project.

Destination Play at Kāwaroa, which is being led by the Taranaki Foundation in partnership with Ngāti Te Whiti, NPDC and NP Partners, is designed as a legacy for future generations.

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"​Our home and heart is in Taranaki. Taranaki Foundation is about creating pathways to leave a lasting gift for the benefit of Taranaki people."
Phil Hinton - Chair, Taranaki Foundation
Inspiring giving

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Janine Evans marks special birthday by creating legacy community gift

Janine Evans, about to celebrate her 65th birthday, is marking this milestone with more than cake and balloons – she’s creating a personal legacy for the community through Taranaki Foundation. 

The legacy of the Ohangai Scholarship: Honouring history, empowering futures

Local firm Clelands Construction awarded main contract for Destination Play at Kāwaroa

The art of balancing immediate needs with long-term impact

Blessing and ground-breaking signal start of Destination Play at Kāwaroa

 Ko Wai Mātou

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Taranaki Foundation kaitiakitanga

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.

Our Partners

TOI Foundation

Our Supporters

Taranaki Chamber
White Lion Commercial Real Estate
Property Brokers New Plymouth
Strategy Collective
South Taranaki Funeral Services