About The Community Foundation for Ireland
The Community Foundation for Ireland believes in a fair, caring and vibrant Ireland for now and the future. We work with individuals, families, corporates and other trusts and foundations to translate giving in the moment to giving that is strategic and impactful. We respond to Ireland’s complex needs by building deep relationships with non-profit organisations working at the coal face. We build platforms with local communities and collaborate with the public sector. We use our knowledge to help donors translate their aspirations of giving back into effective investments of their experience and resources. We have been providing grants since 2000 and in 2017 we gave out over €6.5 million to communities in Ireland abroad. We have a dedicated and committed staff; they have extensive experience of grant-making from working with over 4,000 non-profit organisations at a national, regional and local level throughout Ireland and overseas. With over 1,800 community foundations globally, the community foundation model is proven and effective model for social change.
Fast Facts 2017-2018
- Established in 2000
- Provided €40 million in grants since 2000
- Over €45 million in endowment fund
- In 2017 provided over €6.5 million in grants, the largest amount to date.
- Working relationship with 4,000 non-profits across Ireland
- Has over 70 Donor Advised Funds
We stand for a fair caring and vibrant Ireland for now and the future.
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