Our Trustees ensure Taranaki Foundation’s grant-making process is transparent and addresses the interests of applicants and the wishes of donors and funding partners.
Applications are reviewed and matched with available Funds by our staff and Distributions Committee members. If an application doesn’t match with any Fund’s criteria it is rejected.
Where there is a donor who wants to be involved in the decision-making process we ensure that they receive a shortlist of projects that match their Fund’s purpose and we take their wishes into consideration.
Our Distributions Committee meets in October to determine the successful applicants, and once the grants are ratified by the Taranaki Foundation Trustees, the decisions are announced.