Mazda strongly believes that as a significant company in New Zealand it has a responsibility to give something back to the country through developing equitable and broad community involvement.
The Mazda Foundation is funded through a contribution from the sale of every new Mazda in New Zealand, support from Mazda Dealers and via special fundraising activities as well as seed capital from Mazda Motor Corporation in Japan.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE FOUNDATION
The Mazda Foundation Trust aims include (but are not limited to) the provision of financial aid to individuals and causes which may qualify for income tax deductibility for gifts and which provide:
Assistance towards the maintenance and improvement of the natural environment
Assistance in the advancement of culture and education to achieve excellence at all levels in the community
Assistance to young people through advancement of education and employment skills development, with particular emphasis on children from deprived backgrounds
Assistance in the arts where the goal is to educate and expose the NZ public on NZ culture