Established by the Todd Family in 1972, the Todd Foundation has three part-time staff and two governing boards; the Administration Board (responsible for grant-making) and the Investment Board (responsible for investment management). Find out more about our trustees and staff and about the Todd Family.
We developed a framework for our funding in 2006 which we updated in 2010; this includes a vision for Aotearoa New Zealand that we hope our funding will contribute to, which is supported by three key goals and eight funding priorities. View our Strategy Pyramid, or the key details below.
- Inclusive communities where all families, children and young people can thrive and contribute
To work towards this vision, we focus on the following key goals:
- Support families and communities to provide safe and nurturing environments for children
- Assist children and families to participate actively in learning, particularly in the early years
- Help young people to develop their potential and to contribute fully in the community
These goals are in turn achieved by directing our funding to the following priorities:
- Vulnerable Families: Addressing the needs of the most vulnerable families, including child poverty
- Community Development: Supporting effective community development
- Early Childhood and Children’s Education: Breaking down barriers to participation in early childhood and childrens’ education
- Disabled Children: Enabling all disabled children and young people to pursue a good life in an inclusive society
- Cultural Understanding and Inclusion: Encouraging cultural understanding, tolerance, and inclusion
- Talented and Gifted Children: Promoting access and opportunities for talented and gifted children
- Youth Education,Training, Employment and Transitions: Enabling effective transitions, access to employment and other opportunities for young people
- Tertiary Awards and Scholarships: Providing awards and scholarships for tertiary research, particularly in science