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

Parenting Support Initiative ‘Once-Off Grants’ End of Year Report

The Parenting Support Initiative is a collaborative partnership between the Katharine Howard Foundation (KHF) and the Community Foundation for Ireland (CFI). It is a three year (2013-2016), strategic grants initiative with a focus on children from birth to 3 years and their parents, with a particular emphasis on supporting parents in their parenting role. The Parenting Support Initiative aims to support a number of […]

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Grant of the Month

This month Tony Griffin of the Soar  Foundation was awarded a grant under our Ray Murphy Leadership Fund, he received €4,000 to undertake a project where he will spend two weeks with Dr. Hal Stone and Dr Sidra Stone at their home in Albion, California in October of this year receiving training to develop his emotional literacy […]

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