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Strategic Plan

Foundation North’s vision, as the community trust for Auckland and Northland, is enhanced lives. Our Strategic Plan is a road map developed to support that vision.

Strategic plan

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 

Community Funding 

Our Quick Response Grants and Community Grants are responsive to community needs and aspirations, and initiatives that contribute to our vision. 

Impact Funding 

Working collaboratively and creatively enables us to proactively and flexibly fund innovative approaches that advance the kaupapa of our focus areas. This might include funding prototypes or trial approaches, the seeding of new ideas, investing in building capacity and capability, taking projects to scale and working at systems change.

Our funding priorities

With a targeted approach across our rohe and our focus areas, we prioritise: Tangata Whenua, Pacific peoples, communities of Northland, communities of South Auckland, children and young people, former refugees, new migrants, Rainbow communities, people living with a disability.

    We also prioritise initiatives, actions and activities which focus on:

    • Te Tiriti o Waitangi - increasing understanding and giving effect to Te Tiriti
    • Climate change action – mitigation and adaptation to the threats posed by climate change.

    Foundation boundaries

    If your organisation is outside the boundaries of our region, an application can still be considered if it will provide benefit to our region.

    Please contact us to find out whether you should apply.

    The Foundation's southern boundary is from Port Waikato Head following the Waikato River to the Whangamarino River, then along the Whangamarino River, before following the Mangatangi Stream to where it adjoins Mangatangi Road. The boundary then runs from the corner of Monument and Miranda Roads straight to Miranda. Our region covers all areas north of this, up to Cape Reinga and including the islands in the Hauraki Gulf.

    Pehiāweri Marae


    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

    Funding story

    Jack Morgan Museum

    Focus area: Community Support
    Jack Morgan Museum