Our organisation’s aspirational vision for Taranaki and continued commitment to building a thriving, inclusive and equitable community is underpinned by strong values and an impactful strategic framework.
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.
CollaborativeTogether we are stronger.
Relationships are authentic, enduring and based on trust.
FocusedTargeted philanthropic efforts on areas of greatest need.
Deliberate in our actions.
IntegrityOpen and trustworthy.
Value differences and knowledge within the community.
InnovativePursue the new.
Grow from success and learn from failure.
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.
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
Through our Strengthening Communities Fund we increase 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.
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.