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Corporate Giving.

Taranaki Foundation is helping our corporate community to address the needs of our people now and for generations to come.

Local businesses are becoming more and more involved in community and charitable activities. Giving back is becoming a core part of a business’s strategy, demonstrating leadership and corporate social responsibility. We know that social good is increasingly important to your employees, clients, suppliers and customers.

We can work with you to tailor the perfect corporate giving plan for your business which could include:

  • Creating your own Fund in your businesses name. The fund purpose and structure is your call.
  • We help manage and facilitate the local sponsorships/donations from your Corporate Fund.
  • Making it easy for employees to give to your own named Corporate Fund (or other funds) via Workplace Giving.
  • We can tailor a plan to suit your values, motivations and goals. It is your fund after all.

We’d love to talk to you about your giving needs and how partnering with Taranaki Foundation will help you in achieving your goals.

Energyworks Fund

Originally established in 1972 as Inglewood Engineering and re-branded in 2005, Energyworks Limited has grown within the Energy sector in Taranaki to become a leading specialised multi-disciplined engineering company throughout New Zealand.

Energyworks have partnered with the Taranaki Foundation. They are an operational supporter and have a Corporate Pass Through Fund – Energyworks Fund.

The purpose of the Energyworks Fund is to provide community benefit with a focus on children, youth, health and wellbeing. Energyworks have set up their Corporate Pass Through Fund with the foundation to manage all their smaller local sponsorships and donations. Distributions from the fund can be made at any time collaboratively between Energyworks and the foundation.

"We see Taranaki Foundation as a great partner in giving back to our community. They have the expertise and knowledge of the need in our community, so can help us better give back to Taranaki. We are proud to be a foundation supporter"
Geoff Bourke, Managing Director - Energyworks

G.J. Gardner Homes Taranaki Fund

G.J. Gardner Homes Taranaki first opened its doors in June 2006 and since has grown a reputation for building top quality homes in the Taranaki region.

In 2016 Rod Roebuck and Ben Hawke purchased the franchise from the previous owners and have continued to grow the business while still creating high quality, well priced homes in the province they both call home. Although Rod and Ben are new owners of the business they both have a long association with the Taranaki Franchise.

Supporting locals is important to them. They have been the largest fundraiser for The Taranaki Cancer Society for the last three years as well as supporting The Special Children’s Extravaganza, Heart Kid’s Foundation, numerous schools and their fundraising initiatives as well as individuals from within their region that are competing on a national and in some cases international stage.

Extending their community giving, G.J. Gardner Homes Taranaki have partnered with the Taranaki Foundation. They are an operational supporter and have a Corporate Pass Through Fund – G.J. Gardner Homes Taranaki Fund.

The purpose of the G.J. Gardner Homes Taranaki Fund is to provide community benefit. G.J. Gardner Homes Taranaki have set up their Corporate Pass Through Fund with the foundation to manage all their smaller local sponsorships and donations. Distributions from the fund can be made at any time G.J. Gardner Homes Taranaki see an opportunity they would like to support.

"We love what the Taranaki Foundation does and stands for. We already have high community involved and see the partnering with the foundation as a great opportunity to further impact our local Taranaki community in a positive way. We’re excited to be a foundation supporter and work with their team to deliver great outcomes"
Rod Roebuck, Franchise Owner - G.J. Gardner Homes Taranaki.

Connect Legal Taranaki Fund

When two of Taranaki’s longstanding legal firms, RMY Legal and Billings Lawyers, joined forces in 2021 they not only merged teams and services, they combined a long, rich history supporting multi-generational families, businesses and organisations from right around the maunga.

This professional support now extends to community support through the Connect Legal Taranaki Fund (formerly Billings Lawyers Fund) which was set up as a founding fund in 2016.

The team believed that the creation of their own fund was an opportunity as a corporate to more carefully plan and structure their giving whilst at the same time start building a dedicated fund specifically ear-marked for Taranaki both for present times and into the future.

They liked the fact that the money they give would be out of their hands and is managed and invested by the Foundation while at the same time contributing to a larger pool of funds assisting the foundation to grow.

Connect Legal Taranaki have established a fund with Taranaki Foundation as a way of consolidating and streamlining their charitable giving. Every month the firm makes a payment into the fund, and periodically, the directors sit down and decide what they will support.

"One of the things we have done as a law firm is to create our own endowment fund. Connect Legal made that decision pretty quickly after recognising the value of doing so not only for ourselves and our clients but also for the wider community"
Bridget Burke, Director - Connect Legal Taranaki.