Strategic Plan

Our 2013-18 Strategic Plan was launched at the Foundation's annual Auckland public meeting in August 2012. Our Trustees make all their grant decisions based on this strategy.

It provides the principles that underpin our work and sets out the direction for the Foundation over five years.  It builds on the success of past strategies, while integrating new and emerging best practice from within New Zealand and around the world.

We are moving towards being a more strategic grant maker. What this means is that we are committed to ensuring that, while continuing our traditional community support funding, our focus will increasingly be on working in partnership with grantees and other funders to achieve projects of greater scale and impact.

Read the full Strategic Plan


Māori Strategy

Moemoeā - our vision

Ka kōkiri ngātahi te mana Māori, tutuki noa, hei oranga tinana, oranga wairua, oranga hinengaro mō te katoa.

To raise Māori aspirations towards self-determination, to achieve as a community, physically, spiritually and of wholesome mind

Read the Māori strategy here


Pacific Strategy

To support Pacific communities to thrive we will:

  • Develop and strengthen relationships with Pacific communities in Auckland and Northland
  • Ensure equity and access to Foundation North programmes and policies

Read the Pacific strategy here



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.

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