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 are delighted that same sex couples can finally marry in Ireland. We've been supporting LGBT equality issues for the past fifteen years, funding GLEN to establish the first National LGBT Helpline. On another subject, a very positive independent evaluation of the impact of The Tony Ryan Fund for Tipperary was launched. The fund allocated €1M in private philanthropic funding over two years for programmes supporting children and young people in County Tipperary. It allowed us to focus on a specific geographic area and cohort, making effect at county level, through a donor advised fund. We were able to get deeply involved with issues, stakeholders and services, adding value to the wealth of talent and resources in the existing infrastructure. Further information can be found here. Regards, Tina. 


Latest News

Philanthropy Matters 2015

Do you have a desire to improve life in Ireland?

Our 2015 newsletter for donors is now available. Philanthropy is a personal expression of who you are and what you do. In this issue, read about: how some of our donors have made a difference through Donor Advised Funds; some thoughts for consideration when making your will; philanthropy from the perspective of entrepreneurs in Ireland; and […]

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Tony Ryan Fund for Tipperary evaluation report

On November 18th, The Community Foundation for Ireland held a grantee networking event in Clonmel, Co. Tipperary. The event coincided with the launch of the evaluation of The €1 million Tony Ryan Fund for Tipperary, 2013-15. This evaluation was commissioned to independently assess the impact of the fund, which allocated €1 million in private philanthropic […]

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