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Taranaki is full of amazing people making incredible things happen within our rohe. Taranaki Foundation is the link between them and the generous people like yourself who want to support their mahi and create a more vibrant, prosperous region for all.

We have established more than [X] General, Community and Named Funds that will provide the essential long-term funding streams our hardworking community groups, organisations and individuals need to carry on their important work so Taranaki can flourish, now and for generations to come.

If we don’t have a fund for your favourite charity or cause and you’d like to donate especially to that cause, let us know.

Find The Fund That’s Right For You

Billings Lawyers Fund*

Dr BF Clarke Fund*

Debbie McCallum Fund*

Club R & R Fund

Children with disabilities are often unable to attend holiday programmes or the fun camps their siblings and peers experience. Club R&R is a holiday camp that changes all that. The vision for the camp came from one of our generous donors, Nancy Mills, who has a passion for helping children.   Supported by Conductive Education, the concept of Club R&R is to provide a safe, healthy and appropriate camp for children with disabilities. The first ever week-long Club R&R in Taranaki was delivered in January 2019.  Your donation or bequest to  Club R&R  will ensure this holiday camp will be available for many children with disabilities every year, forever. Learn more about Club R & R here.

Conductive Education Fund

Conductive Education is an educational system specifically developed for people with motor disorders. Based on the work of Hungarian Professor András Pető, the Taranaki CE centre has a role of 20 preschool and primary aged children from around the maunga. It has a small paid workforce and numerous volunteers. Donations and bequeaths to this Fund will help ensure young people with motor disorders can access Conductive Education in Taranaki for generations to come.

Experience Purangi Fund

Experience Purangi is a community led conservation initiative (administered by the East Taranaki Environment Trust) to protect and restore the ecosystem and biodiversity within our 13,000-hectare project area in East Taranaki.  We work to control and eliminate invasive pest species using 1300 DOC 200 traps targeting mustelids and more than 1000 resetting traps (A12s and A24s) targeting rats and possums. Our pest control operations, through our trap network and goat control, aim to restore the habitats native species need to thrive in east Taranaki.

Supporters are encouraged to contribute directly to the Experience Pūrangi Fund to help provide a place for our native taonga —Kiwi, Kokako, Long-tailed bats and other native species — to thrive. Learn more about Experience Pūrangi project.

George Mason Fund*

Harry and Helen Bayliss Fund*

Hāwera High School Fund

The Hāwera High School Charitable Trust established this Fund to promote the highest standard of education at Hāwera High School. Your donation or bequest to the Hāwera High School Fund will help provide funding, support and assistance for the benefit and welfare of the school and/or education, learning, cultural and sporting activities at the School.  Learn more about Hāwera High School here.

Hinton Family Investment Fund*

Hospice Taranaki Fund

For 30 years, registered charitable Trust Hospice Taranaki Incorporated has been providing specialist palliative and end of life care across Taranaki. Their services include high dependency in-patient and community care as well as equipping patients’ homes with necessary equipment. The hospice philosophy of helping patients and their families live every moment in ways that are important to them underpins their daily work. Hospice Taranaki has partnered with the Taranaki Foundation to provide a pathway for bequest funding from its supporters that will help sustain and grow its services for the future benefit of our region.

Learn more about Hospice Taranaki here.

J1 Fund (Anonymous)

JC Fund (Anonymous)

Ken and Jennifer Horner Fund*

Lysaght-Watt Fund*

Nancy and Hugh Mills Fund*

New Plymouth Boys’ High School Fund

New Plymouth Boys’ High School established this Fund to support the vision and delivery of education at New Plymouth Boys’ High School.  Learn more about New Plymouth Boys’ High School here.

New Plymouth Girls’ High School Fund

New Plymouth Girls’ High School established this Fund to support the vision and delivery of education at New Plymouth Girls’ High School.  Learn more about New Plymouth Girls’ High School.

New Plymouth Riding for the Disabled Fund

Established more than 40 years ago, New Plymouth Riding for the Disabled (RDA) provides goal-based riding activities that increase the ability, independence and confidence of people with physical, intellectual, emotional and social challenges. The enormous therapeutic, educational and recreational benefits of horse riding has helped thousands of young people with their independence and has had a flow on effect to all aspects of their life. Your donation or bequest will ensure New Plymouth Riding for the Disabled is able to continue this valuable work.

Puke Ariki Fund 

Puke Ariki Trust was established in 2006 to help secure additional funds for the development of New Zealand’s first combined museum, library and visitor centre. Your donation or bequest to Taranaki Foundation’s Puke Ariki Fund  will help provide a regular source of funding to help discover, protect and share our taonga now and forever. Visit Puke Ariki  for more information

Purangi Kiwi and Kokako Project*

Spotswood High School Fund

Spotswood College established this Fund to support the vision and delivery of education at Spotswood College.  Learn more about Spotswood College here.

Taranaki Community Fund 2020

The Taranaki Community Fund 2020 is a General Fund established in March 2020 in response to needs exacerbated by Covid-19. The Fund supports organisations who are providing services to people within our region adversely affected by the global pandemic. Due to the shifting nature of the pandemic we will be flexible and adapt our funding decisions to best support and strengthen our communities.

Taranaki Fund

The Taranaki Fund is a General Fund established by Taranaki Foundation to assist with current, urgent funding needs across the Taranaki Community.

Taranaki Hauora Fund

Inspiring and supporting creativity is at the heart of the Taranaki Hauora Fund. It has one purpose – to address the hauora (well-being) of our rangatahi (young people). The founders have intentionally left the Fund’s gifting mandate open-ended — so it can be used to best serve the needs of our rangatahi now and into the future. The Hauora Fund was established in memory of Leon Squire who died in 2017.

Taranaki Retreat Legacy Fund

Taranaki Retreat is a community suicide prevention/postvention support charity that operates with a trauma-informed approach. Our trained, supervised peer-support team (enabled by clinical and non-clinical staff) support approximately 1,000 whānau each year addressing suicidal ideation and inter-generational patterns and protecting and supporting children and young people.

The Retreat offers a comprehensive kete of outreach and residential supports through its paid and volunteer staff. People can stay at our beautiful community sanctuary – free of charge — when times are tough; engaging with our kaumātua/whānau leader, social work staff and grief specialist. Guests benefit from  creative work with power-tools in our Building Mates Programme,  arts therapy, life coaching and grief support groups. Long-term programmes address self-harm and poor coping strategies and facilitate relationship support – building towards a stronger future and restoring hope.

Gifts to the Taranaki Retreat Legacy Fund will enable the Retreat to offer life-saving support in our community, and to continue to grow and develop according to need. Nā tō rourou, nā taku rourou ka ora ai te iwi — with your food basket and my food basket, the community will thrive.

Terry and Angela Boon Fund*

The Johansen Family Fund (Pass-Through Fund Model)

The Swingiest Fund for Generations of Art Lovers

The vision and generosity of both Monica Brewster and Len Lye put New Plymouth and Taranaki on the global arts map – their respective legacies established the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery and the Len Lye Centre.

For over 50 years the Govett-Brewster has been presenting the latest global art and ideas to the people of New Plymouth. IN 2015 the Len Lye Centre opened, funded by the generosity of many private and corporate donors, as the global home of Len Lye’s life and work. The Gallery is looking forward to an even more remarkable future, and seeks support to ensure it continues to drive the aspirations of the region through opportunities to engage with leading contemporary art and thinking.

Taking its name from a Len Lye quote, the Swingiest Fund for Generations of Art Lovers was established by the Friends of the Gallery to ensure ongoing support for the Govett-Brewster and its collections, exhibitions, and events.

Your contribution will ensure the Gallery can continue to lead the way. To find out more, contact the gallery or head to www.govettbrewster.com.

TSB Community Trust*

Valerie Webber Fund*

Winifred Knight Trust Fund*

Waitara High School Fund

Waitara High School established this Fund to support the vision and delivery of education at  Waitara High School.  Learn more about Waitara High School here.

Your Fund

Can’t see what you’re looking for in our list of established Funds? Get in touch and propose a new Fund or establish your own Named Fund.

*Donors who committed to establish their Named Endowment Fund during 2016 are recognised as Founding Donors of Te Karaka Foundation in perpetuity.