The mission of the Scoop Foundation is guided by it’s commitments in the trust deed:
1.To educate the public in New Zealand about the role and function of independent journalism in an open, democratic society;
2.To fund reporting and journalistic investigation which educates and informs the New Zealand public about: society, government, public institutions and officials; and private corporations, voluntary organisations and individuals that affect the public and the ability to participate in public decision making.
3.To provide education and public information about the journalistic culture in New Zealand based on fairness, accuracy and comprehensiveness;
4.To fund and assist publications and activities which support and promote the above purposes.