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 (under our original name Te Karaka Foundation) 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 and South Taranaki Women’s Centre.
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.