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Find out more about Match | Te Puna Taurite, the team, story and supporters behind it

About Match | Te Puna Taurite

Match | Te Puna Taurite is an online service for philanthropists and grantmakers (funders) to connect with community and charitable groups working in areas they want to support.  
 
Match | Te Puna Taurite is open to all registered charities. It particularly looks to support those working with Māori, Pasifika, Rainbow, disability and ethnic communities; and those with fewer fundraising resources. 
 
Match | Te Puna Taurite provides fundseekers with an easy way to get in front of multiple funders through creating a profile and uploading funding requests.  
 
Match | Te Puna Taurite gives funders an easy way to search for charities working in specific areas they want to support. It enables funder-to-funder connection.  
 
Match | Te Puna Taurite’s aim is a more equitable, accessible and collaborative funding system, maximising the impact of philanthropic funding and grantmaking for Aotearoa New Zealand.

The meaning behind the name

Our name is what we do.

“Match” is about creating connections, or matches, between philanthropists and grantmakers with registered charities in Aotearoa New Zealand, with the aim of creating an accessible, equitable and collaborative giving system.

“Te Puna Taurite” means the spring or the pool of balance. This pool embodies the financial resources that funders and charities share to support our communities.

In the Te Ao Māori world view, water provides the same opportunity for nourishment to everyone. Match | Te Puna Taurite creates an easy way to connect philanthropists, grantmakers and other funders with the thousands of registered charities in Aotearoa/New Zealand.

Our tagline is “Your funding place | Tō puna whakaāhei”. “Tō puna whakaāhei” means a “pool of enablement". So, funders and registered charities who use Match | Te Puna Taurite are enabled and nourished by that “pool”, and in turn can nourish and enable the communities and causes they work with.

Ōkupu, a te reo Māori translation service, created and gifted Philanthropy New Zealand | Tōpūtanga Tuku Aroha o Aotearoa, the Māori name and tagline. We mihi to Ōkupu for their support and gift.

Our team

Match | Te Puna Taurite is a service of Philanthropy New Zealand | Tōpūtanga Tuku Aroha o Aotearoa (PNZ). You can view more details of the PNZ team here.
 
Philanthropy New Zealand | Tо̄pūtanga Tuku Aroha o Aotearoa is the peak body for philanthropy and grantmaking. We support generosity, effective giving, and a strong philanthropic eco-system. We provide training, share best practice, data and research, and connect our members to enable collaboration. We offer guidance for anyone with an interest in giving to make the world a better place.

Our advisory group

Our advisory group provided feedback and thought leadership through the development of Match | Te Puna Taurite. We’d like to thank:

Anjum Rahman – Inclusive Aotearoa Collective Tāhono
Carl Vink – Whakatupu Aotearoa Foundation 
Clare Toufexis – Te Tari Taiwhenua | Department of Internal Affairs
Leighton Evans – Rātā Foundation
Melody Mobsby – Auckland Foundation                                                                                        Michaela Latimer – Genesis Energy/Philanthropy New Zealand Youth Advisory Group 
Michelle Kitney – Volunteering New Zealand
Natalia Sexton – Weave
Rochelle Stewart-Allen – Hui E! Community Aotearoa 
Sarah Lowry – Ministry for the Environment – Manatū Mō Te Taiao 
Sylvia Moe – J R McKenzie Trust
Tara Singh – Nexus Global                                                                                                                        Te Pūoho Katene – Te Pūtea Whakatupu Trust

Our friends

Click here for a list of other organisations that may be helpful for community groups seeking funds, and for funders looking for help with giving.

Our supporters

We’d like to thank our financial supporters:  


The project kicked off with a small grant from the J R McKenzie Trust in early 2020. 
 
The following funders then provided money to enable Philanthropy New Zealand to test support for the concept in 2020: the Hugh Green Foundation; D V Bryant Trust; Auckland Foundation; Clare; J R McKenzie Trust; Wilberforce Foundation; NEXT Foundation; Williams’ Charitable Trusts. 
 
We continue to be extremely grateful to the organisations who are providing seed funding over the first three years to support the establishment and scale-up of MTPT. They are: 
 
Premier funders:
Weave – Working Together (Members are: the  J R McKenzie Trust; Todd Foundation; the Tindall Foundation;Hugh Green Foundation; D V Bryant Trust; Len Reynolds Trust; Lindsay Foundation and the Wayne Francis Charitable Trust). 
 
Hero funders:
Te Tari Taiwhenua | The Department of Internal Affairs; J R McKenzie Trust, Todd Foundation
 
Supporting funders:
Sutherland Self Help Trust; Ministry for the Environment - Manatū Mō Te Taiao; Fletcher Trust; Auckland Foundation, Namaste Foundation; Whakatupu Aotearoa Foundation; Jenny Sutton from Greenlight Ventures NZ