All our funding contributes to change, encourages greater collaboration, or supports organisations that build community leadership and capability.
Please see below the community partners we’re honoured to walk alongside.
Common Unity Project Aotearoa
CUPA grows resilient and connected communities. For more than ten years, they have developed, tested, and refined ways of building local food sovereignty and resilience, reducing waste, and fostering talent and skills already present in their community. CUPA has developed a grow kit to share what they have learned with other communities who want to set up their own food hub and are working alongside other food organisations to build food resilience in the Te Awakairangi (Hutt Valley) region.
Total amount: $480,000Time period funded: 2020 - 2023
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E Tipu E Rea Whānau ServicesE Tipu E Rea is a Kaupapa Māori organisation providing holistic teen parent/whānau support in Tāmaki Makaurau (they serve 55 families). They have an additional systemic advocacy focus aiming to reduce the discrimination young whānau face. Todd Foundation funding is enabling them to work towards their aspiration of becoming a Community Housing Provider who provide non-discrimantory housing for young families, particularly young Māori families.
Total amount: $450,000Time period funded: 2021 - 2024
Papakura Marae Papakura Marae and The Southern Initiative are transforming the way whānau are supported to thrive, working alongside local whānau to co-design strengths-based, compelling alternatives to existing services.
Total amount: $366,000 over three yearsTime period funded: 2020 - 2022
Te Matapihi he tirohanga mō te iwi TrustTe Matapihi is the peak national body for Māori housing solutions. Key issues they are seeking to address include: home ownership, homelessness, supporting papakāinga development, and growing and strengthening Māori housing providers. The Todd Foundation are proud to be their first non-government funding source and to support them to champion indigenous aspirations and innovations in the housing space.
Total amount: $650,000Time period funded: 2021 - 2026
Wesley Community ActionOur funding supported WCA to establish Te Hiko - Centre for Community Innovation. They privilege the voice and participation of people in the community and provide a backbone to support community led development in Porirua and the Hutt Valley.
Total amount: $570,000Time period funded: 2019 - 2025
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The D*List is a disability-led movement on a mission to transform attitudes to disability, disabled people and tāngata whaikaha Māori. Alongside Foundation North, J R McKenzie Trust, and the Spectrum Foundation, Todd Foundation funding is supporting The D*List to establish a team and support community-led engagement and development.
Total amount: $450,000
Time period funded: 2023 - 2025
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Seeds for Change (led by Seed Waikato) is growing a network of social entrepreneurs and changemakers who believe equity is at the heart of thriving communities. Their mission is to strengthen and support the growing sector of Change Champions in Aotearoa, believing that young people have a vital role to play in growing movements for systemic change. Seeds for change is focused on mapping and building relationships with those working in Aotearoa’s systems change ecosystem and making it easy for changemakers to connect, support, and learn from each other.
Total amount: $91,900
Time period funded: 2022 - 2023
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Digital Equity Coalition AotearoaDECA connects and supports the digital inclusion community in Aotearoa. The mission is digital equity, the way they aim to achieve it is through uniting the sector to create greater impact together.
"We shine a light on digital inclusion initiatives, identify gaps, advocate, connect people and projects, offer space to collaborate and innovate."
Total amount: $670,000Time period funded: 2021 - 2025
Hikurangi EnterprisesHikurangi Enterprises is a charitable trust based on the East Coast with a focus on job creation and economic development for hapū in the Waiapu catchment between Waipiro Bay and Rangitukia. The Trust owns a number of social enterprises under Hikurangi Enterprises Ltd. including natural health product development, apiculture industry support, a renewable energy cooperative, medical cannabis, venture capital for local start-ups, and affordable housing.
Total amount: $760,000Time period funded: 2020 - 2023
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Manaaki Rangatahi (Lifewise Trust)Manaaki Rangatahi started as a collective impact initiative in Auckland and has grown to a systemic change focussed youth and Māori-led movement. Our funding is enabling them to continue their work while exploring national expansion. Manaaki Rangatahi aims to end youth homelessness in Aotearoa.
Te Pai Roa Tika - Transforming TaitokerauTe Pai Roa Tika - Transforming Taitokerau is a collective iwi response to ensure that the Taitokerau Māori economy can realise its potential and lead the change that is needed in Northland. They are building 'a self-sustained investment platform that has the economic wellbeing of our communities and Te Taiao at its core.'
Total amount: $300,000Time period funded: 2021 - 2024
Leadership Lab Ltd - LinC PuawaiLinC Puāwai connects and develops young innovators, disruptors and drivers of change in Canterbury. We also support LinC's Rourou programme, which will bring together adult and youth leaders to focus on community leader sustainability and systems change.
Total amount: $200,000Time period funded: 2020 - 2025
Kōkiri MaraeBased in Lower Hutt, Kōkiri Marae (under the umbrella of Whānau Ora Consortium, Tākiri Mai te Ata) is improving accessibility to kai for local whānau who need support. The marae stepped up to deliver food services alongside Common Unity Aotearoa during Covid lockdown when local foodbanks closed. The Todd Foundation is supporting their Pātaka Kai (Food pantry) and Māra Kai (garden) and their aspirations for longer term food security/sovereignty.
Total amount: $483,000Time period funded: 2020 - 2024
The Tāiki e! Impact hub in the heart of Gisborne is a collaborative space with a shared agenda for social and environmental action. They ‘lead with aroha’ and are focused on bringing people together who are passionate about creating systemic change by using collaborative design principles and entrepreneurial thinking.
Total amount: $360,000
Time period funded: 2021-2023
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Driving Change NetworkThe Driving Change Network is a group of more than 390 groups and individuals working together to advocate for changes to the driver education and licensing system. For young New Zealanders a driver license is more than just a license to get on the road. It’s a license to get a job and to participate fully in society. The Todd Foundation support the network because they are creating change by addressing the social, economic and physical barriers preventing people from accessing driver education, training and licensing.
Total amount: $325,000Time period funded: 2019 - 2023
Youth Employability Aotearoa
YEA is a collective of national and regional organisations and networks leading youth employability initiatives. They are working together to map, unite and support the initiatives working towards a vision that "By 2030, all rangatahi in Aotearoa will have the skills and confidence to thrive in the changing world of work, learning and life".
Total amount: $475,000Time period funded: 2021 - 2025
Kore Hiakai Zero Hunger CollectiveKore Hiakai Zero Hunger Collective brings together community, producers, retailers, philanthropy, and government to build Te Tiriti-grounded, long-term, sustainable solutions to create a food secure Aotearoa.
Total amount: $810,000Time period funded: 2020 - 2025
Tuanui – Wainuiomata Healthy Homes for All
The Tū Kotahi Māori Asthma Trust, Takiri Mai te Ata Whānau Ora Collective, Regional Public Health, Hutt City Council and Greater Wellington Regional Council, Sustainability Trust and He Kāinga Oranga have joined forces to realise their ambitious 10-year vision that ‘every child, adult, kaumatua in Wainuiomata lives in a warm, dry, healthy home’. The Wellington Regional Healthy Housing Group is supporting them to influence policy, regulation and resourcing decisions to enable the project vision to be realised.
Total amount: $300,000Time period funded: 2022 - 2025
VOYCE Whakarongo Mai VOYCE Whakarongo Mai (Voice of the Young and Care Experienced – Listen to me) was established in 2017 and helps to advocate for the approximately 6000 children with care experience (children in foster or whānau care) in New Zealand. They exist to amplify the voices of these children and ensure that they are heard – to positively influence their individual care and to collectively affect change in the wider care system.
Total amount: $600,000Time period funded: 2018 - 2024
Papawhakaritorito Charitable TrustPapawhakaritorito undertakes kaupapa Māori research, education and development in relation to Māori food sovereignty. We are supporting the development of their collaborative project, Feed the Whānau, which will grow youth leadership in Māori soil and food sovereignty.
Total amount: $485,000 over three yearsTime period funded: 2022 - 2024
Inspiring CommunitiesIC supports and grows Community-Led Development (CLD) practices and outcomes. They believe that communities know best about what works for them and what they need to thrive. They focus their mahi around ako (learning), tautoko (supporting), tuhono (connecting) and whakaaweawe (influencing) to grow a rich kete of practices, tools and support for communities to flourish.
Total amount: $510,000Time period funded: 2019 - 2024
Hui E! Community AotearoaHui E! celebrates the community and voluntary sector’s contribution to Aotearoa NZ. It advocates for the sector’s needs, provides expertise and advice to support capacity and capability building, pulls networks together to initiate and support sector activity, and represents the sector’s interests with stakeholders. It works alongside community organisations brokering relationships, driving systems change, and galvanizing public and funding support for community organisations.
Total amount: $550,000Time period funded: 2021 - 2026
Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG)With a vision of an Aotearoa where all children flourish free from poverty, CPAG promotes awareness and understanding of the importance of addressing child poverty because of its effect on whole communities and Aotearoa NZ's society. They seek better public policy with a primary focus on the right of every child and young person to food, shelter, education, and healthcare.
Total amount: $450,000Time period funded: 2019 - 2024
NZ Navigator TrustThe trust focuses on developing and building the strength of community groups. They have a resource hub, CommunityNet Aotearoa and offer NZ Navigator - a free online tool to allow organisations to self-assess their strategic direction, governance, leadership, people, administration, finances, communication, evaluation, and relationships. Plus, Digital Stuff We Love offers lots of smart digital ways to work, communicate, and engage with people.
Total amount: $291,000Time period funded: 2019 - 2023
Community ResearchThe place to find community research and researchers. Community Research has a comprehensive, diverse and easily accessible free collection of lived experience, research, knowledge and resources for a fairer and more equitable Aotearoa NZ. A hub for researchers, iwi and community organisations to share their ideas, and practice.
Total amount: $585,000Time period funded: 2018 - 2025
Philanthropy New Zealand - MATCHPhilanthropy New Zealand - Tо̄pūtanga Tuku Aroha o Aotearoa is developing a new service to help both those seeking and distributing philanthropic funding in New Zealand. The vision of Match - Te Puna Taurite is a more equitable, collaborative and accessible funding system in Aotearoa. It aims to more efficiently and effectively connect the demand for and supply of philanthropic funding.
Total amount: $60,000Time period funded: 2021 - 2023
Inclusive Aotearoa CollectiveInclusive Aotearoa Collective has a vision of an Aotearoa New Zealand where everyone has a place to belong. Their mission is to build a social movement across the country of people, organisations and communities committed to working together to build a socially inclusive Aotearoa New Zealand.
Total amount: $480,000Time period funded: 2019 - 2025
WeaveWeave (formerly the Working Together More Fund) is a collective funding project of eight family foundations in New Zealand. This collective supports collaborations through donations and access to resources – helping to build capacity and knowledge within organisations so they can come together to make even greater change. Established in 2009, 2020 saw a renaming and strategic shift for the collective to fund organisations in a more holistic and proactive way instead of requiring a formal application.
Total amount: $100,000 per yearTime period funded: 2009 - 2025
Kootuitui ki PapakuraKootuitui ki Papakura supports whānau and schools to enable better life outcomes for tamariki. They focus on three main areas: health; education; and healthy homes.
Total amount: $450,000 over three yearsTime period funded: 2022 - 2024
Te Aroha Kanarahi TrustIn 2018 a small group of funders and communities from Te Whānau-a-Apanui and Ngāti Porou came together to explore supporting Māori aspirations in the Matakaoa/ East Cape region. Project Hoake resulted, a programme focussed on providing culturally appropriate support and mentoring for local whānau-led businesses. The funders and community agreed on a 'relationship before resources' approach, adopted Te Pōwhiri as a model of engagement and set a shared tikanga.
Total amount: $255,000Time period funded: 2018 - 2025
Te Reanga Ipurangi Ōtaki Education TrustA collective of funders have come together with leaders in the Ōtaki community to trial a new way of funding Māori-led initiatives in this town. The Todd Foundation's $40,000 contribution has been added to create a total pool of $160,000 which the community will equitably distribute between projects themselves.
Total amount: $40,000 over two yearsTime period funded: 2021 - 2023
Young Enterprise works across New Zealand to empower kiwi students for enterprise. One of the organisation’s keenest supporters was Sir John Todd – a founding trustee of the Todd Foundation and our chair from 1987-2015.
In recognition of Sir John’s commitment to both organisations, the Todd Foundation trustees created the ‘Sir John Todd Memorial Grant’ – a funding relationship with Young Enterprise beginning in 2017.
Young Enterprise was close to the heart of Sir John Todd. His long and active involvement included bringing the Todd Corporation on board as a sponsor from 1998 – 2016. He also served as a member of their Supporters Council for many years. In 2011, Sir John was inducted into the New Zealand Business Hall of Fame (run by Young Enterprise) and honoured for his contribution to energy, investment and philanthropy.
We are proud to recognise Sir John’s life and work through this Memorial Grant and honour the Todd family commitment to enterprise through this ongoing relationship.
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