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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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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, 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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Taranaki Foundation welcomes new trustees

It's our pleasure to introduce Selwyn Metcalfe and Aaron Foley who have recently joined our team of Trustees.

Weekend of events returns to honour the memory of Steve ‘Coach’ McKean.

Emergence Art Awards 2024: Stories of Inspiration from Past Winners

Congratulations to the 2023 Rudi Milesi Scholarship Recipients!

A Tale of Generosity and Community: Bringing Destination Play at Kāwaroa to Life

 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