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What is a community foundation?

Thursday, June 3rd, 2021

Community foundations  — like Taranaki Foundation — are local, independent and not-for-profit. They run a well proven model of place-based philanthropy which is growing in popularity world-wide. Taranaki Foundation is one of 17 community foundations across New Zealand and more than 1800 internationally.

How does Taranaki Foundation work?

Wednesday, June 16th, 2021

Taranaki Foundation is about bringing people together to make a lasting difference in local communities throughout our region.

We do this by connecting generous local donors with the people, projects and charitable causes making a real difference in Taranaki.

An important point of difference is that the funding streams we create will last indefinitely. Our smarter funding model leaves capital to grow while the income it earns is used for granting. Because we protect your initial gift, it can continue to generate income for local causes indefinitely.

What is a Fund and what Funds does Taranaki Foundation have?

Wednesday, June 16th, 2021

Taranaki Foundation currently manages nearly 3 million dollars of charitable donations. These are split into a variety of different Funds — each set up by a group or individual with a specific purpose.

Taranaki Foundation Funds are sorted into four categories: General Funds, Community Funds, Named Funds and Pass Through Funds. Every Fund is based on one of three models – Endowment, Pass Through or Combined.

Do you have bright idea for a project or initiative?

Tuesday, June 29th, 2021

If you have a bright idea for a project or initiative that could benefit our community now and in the future, we want to hear from you.

Get in touch with us now.

Want to do a fundraiser for us?

Tuesday, June 29th, 2021

We are the foundation for your community. If you want to carry out a fundraiser for us or one of our Community Funds, get in touch with us now.

We can set up a specific fundraising campaign through our donation portal to help promote your campaign and manage the transactions.