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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 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


Congratulations to the most deserving winners of our 8th Philanthropist of the Year Awards. We established the awards to recognise extraordinary individuals who have shown outstanding leadership in the area of philanthropy and who, through their giving, have made a remarkable difference in bringing about sustainable social change. There has been discussion in the media recently about philanthropists internationally. It is important to recognise those philanthropists in Ireland who have been giving strategically to communities and bringing about positive social change for many years. This year’s winners are all long-term strategic philanthropists. They have contributed so much and made a significant and memorable impact on this country. Strategic philanthropy is still only developing in Ireland. We hope that these winners will inspire others to come forward and adopt a more strategic and sustained approach to giving. Regards, Tina.


Latest News

Grant of the Month: Peter McVerry Trust for Social Housing

Some  €88,000 has been generously donated from a private donor fund at The Community Foundation for Ireland to the Peter Mc Verry Trust  for renovation of St Agatha’s Court into 11 new housing units, which will move  people directly out of homelessness. Peter McVerry Trust is currently working towards the regeneration of St Agatha’s Court, North William Street, Dublin […]

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The Community Foundation for Ireland Announces Winners of the Philanthropist of the Year Awards 2016: Carmel and Martin Naughton, Xilinx and Chuck Feeney and The Atlantic Philanthropies

  Dublin, 21st January 2016: The Community Foundation for Ireland, one of the country’s leading philanthropic organisations, today announced the winners of the eighth annual Philanthropist of the Year awards at a luncheon hosted by Marian Finucane in Dublin. This year’s Philanthropist of the Year Award winners are: Carmel and Martin Naughton as National Philanthropists […]

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