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Taranaki is a special place

Taranaki is special. 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 build the prosperity of our region through community giving, partnerships and philanthropy.

We connect generous donors with projects and causes they are passionate about. Our smarter giving model means we invest and grow donations, distributing the investment returns earned, so that your gift will keep giving for generations to come. Through this Kaitiakitanga we build reliable, permanent funding streams – as sure and steady as our maunga — to support long-term community transformation.

Taranaki’s people and whenua are unique. Tough, uncompromising, and generous, we do things our way. Taranaki Foundation has the flexibility and agility to do things on your terms. From the way you give (large or small, one-off or regular, individual or corporate, via payroll or your unique approach), to where your gift is invested and who benefits from your generosity – the shots are yours to call.

Taranaki Foundation provides the charitable framework, expert financial oversight and governance to ensure your giving generates the maximum good and creates an inter-generational legacy.

Since our creation in 2015, we have already made significant contributions to Taranaki’s community, supporting groups and projects as diverse as Club R & R, a holiday camp for children living with motor-impairment, Sustainable Taranaki, Taranaki Women’s Refuge, South Taranaki Women’s Centre, Te Puna Trust, Blue Light Te Ara Tika Driver Licensing Programme and START Taranaki.

Working with you and other like-minded locals we will inspire a culture of giving and sharing. Together we will support the causes, projects and people that improve the lives of all in Taranaki, creating a prosperous, vibrant region for all to enjoy for generations to come.



We Are Guided

To be a renowned foundation for giving that provides an inter-generational legacy for Taranaki

A prosperous Taranaki for all

To inspire a culture of giving and sharing in Taranaki

Knowledgeable, empathetic, inclusive, proud, innovative, kaitiakitanga

"We are unashamedly Taranaki. Taranaki Foundation is about Taranaki people leaving a lasting gift for Taranaki people."
Bryce Barnett - Chair of Taranaki Foundation

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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.

Our Partners

TOI Foundation

Our Supporters

As a charitable foundation we simply couldn’t do what we do without the generous support of amazing people, businesses and organisations throughout the community. Taranaki Foundation Supporters are a special group who invest their time, resources and expertise to help us do our job and build a more vibrant and prosperous Taranaki for all.

Taranaki Chamber
Property Brokers New Plymouth
Strategy Collective