What we’ve learned

October 2018 | A new way of working (pdf 170KB)
Find out how our new funding strategy is changing the way we work in this article published in the August issue of Philanthropy News.

June 2018 |  The Power of Four: Lessons from the VOYCE Collaboration (pdf 2MB)
The story of how we collaborated with three other funders to establish VOYCE – Whakarongo Mai, an independent charitable trust for children and young people in foster care. The success of this collaboration shows that when philanthropic trusts come together to share their time, wisdom, selves and money incredible things can happen.

July 2016 |  Curious Classrooms Brief Report 2014-2015 (pdf 149KB).
We evaluated our curious classrooms project, which was designed to generate “wow” hands-on science experiences in primary schools to inspire curiosity and fosters understanding, investigation and participation in science.  To read more about our Curious Classrooms project Click Here.

March 2014 |  Ideas for working with Government to affect change (pdf 469KB).
Four experts share their most effective strategies for working with Central Government to enable ‘inclusive communities where all families, children and young people thrive and contribute’,

February 2014 |  How do we reduce the compliance costs funders impose on grantees?
Todd Foundation’s former Executive Director, Kate Frykberg’s thoughts in the Philanthropy NZ magazine article “Counting the community benefit of grantmaking” (pdf 887KB) and also an interview with her in Australian Grant Management Quarterly “Hidden Costs and Improving Efficiencies” (pdf 200KB).

September 2013 |  Snapshots of our Social Landscape (pdf 699KB)
Key issues, what seems to work and how philanthropic funding can help selected community needs in Aotearoa New Zealand

July 2013 |  Presentation of the Todd Foundation Recovery Fund: What We Learned (pdf 1MB)
Presentation to the Canterbury Funders Forum by Charles Reid (Chair, Todd Foundation Earthquake Recovery Fund) and Kate Frykberg, Executive Director, Todd Foundation

July 2013 |  Evaluation of the Todd Foundation Earthquake Recovery Fund (pdf 1MB)

April 2013 |  Presentation about the Working Together More Fund at the Philanthropy NZ Conference (pdf 18MB)
The fund aims to support collaboration amongst groups in communities, and contributions towards the fund come from Todd Foundation, JR McKenzie Trust, The Tindall Foundation, Wayne Francis Charitable Trust and the Huge Green Foundation.

April 2013 |  Presentation about Partnership Funding at the Philanthropy NZ conference (pdf 1,014KB)
Exploring how we are trying to better catalyse positive social change through our five year Partnership Funding – and along the way takes a hard look at the compliance costs to community organisations of funding practices

February 2013 |  From Kitchen Table to Legislative Chamber: Reflections on Todd Foundation Partnership Funding (pdf 241KB)
Read our reflections on the Todd Foundation’s 5-year funding stream and the approach taken by our recipients for creating change for children