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.
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