Foundation North’s vision, as the community trust for Auckland and Northland, is to enhance the lives of people in our region. Our Strategic Plan is a road map developed to support that vision.
To achieve our vision, we aim to fund across four focus areas:
Hāpai te ōritetanga | Increased Equity
Whakauru mai | Social Inclusion
Whakahou taiao | Regenerative Environment
Hāpori awhina | Community Support
Our Quick Response Grants and Community Grants are responsive to community needs and aspirations, and initiatives that contribute to our vision.
Our impact funding enables us to proactively and flexibly fund innovative approaches. This might include funding prototypes or trial approaches, the seeding of new ideas, taking projects to scale and working at systems change.
Unuhia te rito o te harakeke,
Kei hea ke te kōmako e kō,
Rere ki uta,
Rere ki tai,
Ui mai koe ki ahau e aha
te mea nui o te ao,
Māku e kī atu,
He tāngata, he tāngata, he tāngata,
Tihei mauri ora
If you should tear out the heart of the flax bush,
Where will the bellbird be,
Will it fly inland,
Fly out to sea,
Or fly around aimlessly,
But if you should ask me what is the greatest thing on Earth,
I will tell you,
It is people, it is people, it is people.
- Mere Ngaroto, Te Aupōuri