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


We have truly had a great first half to 2015 here at The Community Foundation for Ireland. From launching our Entrepreneurs Report earlier this year to welcoming lots of new funds, I am delighted to say philanthropy is alive and well in Ireland. The next half of the year also promises to be an exciting time. In our continued commitment to being top class in our transparency and governance, we will be launching our Annual Report in July where we publish every grant awarded as well as stories about the impacts our donors make. I look forward to keeping you posted on new developments here at the Foundation. Regards, Tina.  


Latest News

The CFI Dublin Grantee Seminar

Thanks to all those who attended our seminar!  If you missed the seminar or you wish to view the presentations again please click on “read more >>” to access the following files: Caring Communities, Online Applications, Evaluation, Evaluation Guidelines and Template.

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Monday 11th May – new Fund available from Ulster Bank

The Skills & Opportunities Fund will provide grants of up to £/€35,000 for charities, social enterprises, community groups, state-funded schools and colleges to fund projects aimed at helping people learn new skills, find employment or start a business.  The Fund opens on Monday 11, closing Friday 22 May.  If you’re interested in applying or learning more about […]

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