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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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September is Wills Month

September is Wills Month, a good reminder of the importance of having a will and keeping it current.

If you are considering leaving a gift in your will, we can help you make yours a lasting legacy for our community.

Big or small, your gift will make a positive difference, now and for future generations.

Donate Today to Support Destination Play at Kāwaroa

We’re inviting contributions from our Taranaki community to get involved and join us in delivering this world-class new play and learning space. Whether you are an individual, family or local business, anyone can contribute.

Destination Play at Kāwaroa, which is being led by the Taranaki Foundation in partnership with Ngāti Te Whiti, NPDC and NP Partners, will be created in 2023 and is designed as a legacy for future generations.

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"​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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Building a Healthier Future: Introducing the Taranaki Health Fund

New Fund enables legacy gifting to Taranaki healthcare.

Eleven athletes benefit from a new funding opportunity through the Coach McKean Fund

Welcome to our new Board Members

Congratulations to the 2023 Cliff Perrett Memorial Fund Scholarship Recipients

Founding trustees speak of their pride as they step down from Taranaki Foundation

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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
Property Brokers New Plymouth
Strategy Collective