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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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Help your clients achieve smarter philanthropy.

Many of your clients may be thinking about giving something back to their community but may not know how and where their generosity can have the biggest impact.

You know your clients. We know philanthropy.

Together we can create a giving plan that will best suit your client’s needs and dreams for the future.

"​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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Congratulations to the 2022 Cliff Perrett Memorial Fund Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to Hayley Thorpe and Ilana McEldowney recipients of the 2022 Cliff Perrett Memorial Fund Scholarship

Taranaki Foundation welcomes Friends of New Plymouth Opera House Fund

Taranaki Foundation Emergence Awards a celebration of local talent

The Lysaght-Watt Fund

Welcome to our new Distribution Committee Members

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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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