Our Mission

We empower people who want to make a difference through a model of philanthropy that is based on trust, effectiveness and impact.

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Giving Options

 Since 2000, we have a proven track record in empowering individuals, families, organisations and companies who want to give to their community. Here’s how you can give -

Professional Advisers


advice-imgThe first step taken by many people who want their giving to make a difference is to seek professional advice about the options available to them. It is important to us that advisers to businesses, families and individuals know about our services. We offer informed advice and effective solutions that enable your clients to have the most impact on the issues and causes they care about. Read More

The Foundation This Week


Community foundations,  have proven that a sense of belonging is crucial for people to feel connected and to engage in activities to make our communities better. 2016 is The Community Foundation for Ireland’s Year of Belonging. In seeking social justice and equality for all, #Belonging16 aims to build thriving communities where people feel they belong. As part of our year of #Belonging16 we will be providing €600,000 in grants to reinforce the sense of belonging in Ireland. Regards, Tina. 


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Grants Spotlight- Xilinx Community Fund

The Xilinx Community Fund was established at The Community Foundation for Ireland in 2006. Since then it has distributed more than €800,000 in 420 grants to organisations in Ireland and beyond. Grants comprise matching of employee fundraising or volunteering time, and also thematic grants including their Educational Ecosytem programme. In April and May 2016, the […]

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Starting the conversation about legacies for professional advisers

Talking about leaving a gift to a charity in a will presents significant challenges for the professional adviser.  It’s a sensitive subject and like other sensitive issues on which professional advisers talk to clients, discussing charitable giving can be done unobtrusively, in a way that respects their privacy, values and independence.  Of course, clients want […]

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