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G.I.F.T – Drawing together the impact of a five-year initiative

17 June 2022   /   News & reports
Caption - Our Kaumātua Kevin Prime at the GIFT Year 5 report launch event

As we transition from our Gulf Innovation Fund Together (G.I.F.T) to Whakahou Taiao | Regenerative Environment, Foundation North is proud to launch an emerging impact report on its G.I.F.T initiative today: an important moment to observe – a chance to reflect on the past and look to the future.

This stunning digital report can be found here - a vibrant container of the story of this initiative, a synthesis of the collective impact of grantee mahi, and a valuable kete of insights, learnings and resources.

After five years, the report embodies the G.I.F.T team’s intention to bind its learning and practice together to inform Foundation North and other philanthropic organisations. While G.I.F.T as a standalone fund ended in March 2022, Foundation North remains committed to Tīkapa Moana Te Moananui-ā-Toi and her people through its other funding streams.

Kotahitanga has been a key theme of G.I.F.T, with grantees:

  • Listening to and amplifying the voice of native species and ecosystems to inform regeneration
  • Challenging outdated practices and systems that exclude or undermine indigenous knowledge and self-determination
  • Promoting leadership and learning for future generations
  • Engaging and collaborating with warmth and respect.

G.I.F.T celebrates the many people who give their time, mātauranga and aroha to support a great diversity of mahi that together will have positive intergenerational impact on te taiao and her people.

Nāu te rourou, nāku te rourou, kā ora ai te Iwi
With your gift, with my gift, people will prosper