Posted on January 28, 2019
The Irish are a giving people. We respond generously. An emergency at the other end of the earth or a tragedy or bereavement in our own community is a summons to gather around. We have deep instincts of responsibility for those in need. However our culture of giving strategically is very underdeveloped. Wealth, even modest wealth is a relatively new phenomenon in Ireland. We lack a culture and a developed platform to allow people to give back in ways that are meaningful, impactful and long term. That is why The Community Foundation for Ireland is uniquely placed to help. We are such a platform. We have a track record of delivering impact and demonstrating staying power. We offer a way, the means and assurance of the highest levels of governance. 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.
On behalf of The Community Foundation for Ireland and all the important causes we have supported in 2018, thank you to all our donors and partners for believing and investing in our work and the work of all the organisations making essential social changes in Ireland and abroad.
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To read some case studies that highlight how donors are creating social change in Ireland click here.