OUR PURPOSE

To support our communities to build a thriving, inclusive and equitable Taranaki.

OUR VALUES

Toi Foundation’s values are represented in our branding by four contemporary designs, each with origins in traditional Māori design – purapura whetū, niho taniwha, takitoru and poutama. You can find out more about the names and meanings of these designs below.

Collaborative

Collaborative
Together we are stronger
Relationships are authentic, enduring and based on trust

FOCUSED

Focused
Targeted philanthropic efforts on areas of greatest need
Deliberate in our actions

INTEGRITY

Integrity
Open and trustworthy
Value differences and knowledge within the community

INNOVATIVE

Innovative
Pursue the new
Grow from success and learn from failure

OUR OUTCOMES

Toi Foundation has four short term outcomes that will give effect and success to our purpose statement and the long term outcome of a thriving inclusive and equitable Taranaki. Central to the foundation's purpose is to prioritise Rangatiratanga | Empowering Māori Aspiration and Child & Youth Wellbeing.

IMPROVED ENVIRONMENT

Supporting the protection, care and resilience of our natural environment to ensure the long-term survival and care of Taranaki whenua.

INCREASED ACCESS TO OPPORTUNITIES

Increasing people’s ability to access and participate in opportunities that meet their needs and aspirations. We want to bring people together to build feelings of belonging, inclusion and connectedness, while helping to increase the skills and knowledge of the people and groups involved in our community.

ENHANCED CHILD AND YOUTH WELLBEING

We prioritise child and youth wellbeing by providing children and young people with the best start to life. Focusing on health, education, culture, identity and parental support, we aim to dismantle systemic barriers for those most in need, to build stronger, more inclusive communities for children, young people and their families.

RANGATIRATANGA EMPOWERING MĀORI ASPIRATION

Our aim is to prioritise Māori aspiration and rangatiratanga to ensure Māori eco-systems including whānau, hapū, iwi and mātāwaka are thriving across generations. We are focused on increasing relationships and equitable opportunities with and for Māori, as well as removing systemic barriers to economic, social and cultural inclusion.

OUR STRATEGIC POU

The foundation has three strategic pou. These pou represent the key areas of our organisation.

The Funding Pou comes first. This is deliberate as it represents the foundation’s true philanthropic purpose.

The Effective Organisation Pou and Asset Investment Pou are of high importance as they enable the foundation to effectively meet our short and long-term outcomes.

FUNDING POU

This is central to what we do and how we do it through investing in people, organisations and communities.

EFFECTIVE ORGANISATION POU

Represents governance, staffing, systems, policies, and procedures.

Appropriate resources, systems and communication to support our purpose.

With effective governance, management and staff, and appropriate plans, policies and procedures, our people, systems, technology and resources are fit for purpose and operate effectively to meet our strategies.

ASSET MANAGEMENT POU

We aim to preserve capital and maximise the funding available for grant making and investing in our communities, with flexibility to respond to opportunities as they arise. We do this through oversight and direction of asset management and growth.