Research to support a half billion dollar investment
A solid evidence base supported the development of Foundation North’s 2018 Strategic Plan.
Impact Investment to deliver social or environmental benefits
This two part report commissioned by Foundation North, from the Centre for Social Impact and Ākina Foundation, looks at how impact investment could help the foundation, other philanthropic funders, and investors achieve both financial returns, and measurable, beneficial social or environmental impacts.
Research to inform Foundation North strategies
The development of Foundation North’s fifteen year strategies has been informed by a solid research base. The Centre for Social Impact helped create this foundation of information and evidence for strategies which will guide the grantmaking of New Zealand’s largest philanthropic grantmaker through to 2033.
Foundation North’s Māori and Pacific Education Initiative – a 10 year study into success as Māori and as Pasifika
Hospitality, trust building, sharing and storytelling were at the heart of the development of Foundation North’s pioneering $20 million Māori and Pacific Education Initiative (MPEI).
As philanthropic funding grows in value and complexity, evaluation keeps pace
A brief explanation of how evaluation changes to support investment across the CSI grantmaking dial.
Six questions with: Kathrine Clarke
Kathrine Clarke (Ngāpuhi) is the latest associate to join our team. Kathrine has more than twenty-five years’ experience as a senior manager, general manager and CEO in the health sector across central government, NGOs and Māori health providers. Her significant contribution was recognised last year when she was announced as the Māori Public Health Tū Rangatira mō te Ora Award winner for 2017.
Evidence to inform a half billion dollar strategy for investment
Around half a billion dollars will be invested in Auckland and Northland communities by Foundation North over the next fifteen years. A new strategic plan has been created by the Foundation to ensure that this investment will enhance the lives of everyone in the region.
Sweet as innovation from He Korowai Trust
He Korowai Trust, under the leadership of Ricky Houghton (Ngāti Kahu and Ngāti Whātua), has a record of inspiring social innovation. Our associate, Dain Guttenbeil, is leading the Centre for Social Impact’s work with the Trust as it establishes its latest initiative in Kaitaia, the Sweet As Maori Trade Training Academy.
Kōtuitui interweaving conversations: Social Enterprise in New Zealand
'Kōtuitui - interweaving conversations' is the idea of Foundation North and its social business, the Centre for Social Impact. The short, after-work events, focused around a theme, will provide a platform for attendees to meet and learn from thought-leaders in the sector, such as the speaker at the inaugural Kōtuitui on social enterprise (21 Sept), Mary Jo 'MJ' Kaplan.