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


The 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

Governance & Compliance

Integrity is a core value for us, in terms of being accountable for what we do and transparent in how we do it, with strong governance for those who entrust their funds to our stewardship.

Visit our governance section here, our Finance section here and view our Board here.

Latest News

***Repro Free*** 12/10/2015: Dublin:
Pictured at the launch of Best Will Week 2015 are Dermot O’Connor and Eva Casey (aged 3). Launched by mylegacy.ie, Best Will Week takes place from Monday 2nd to Friday 6th of November.
 During Best Will Week, hundreds of solicitors around Ireland will be making time to meet with new and existing clients for initial will consultations. Best Will Week encourages Irish people to take advantage of this opportunity; to learn about the importance of making a will from expert solicitors and also to consider leaving a gift to charity in a will. 
You can learn more about leaving a gift to charity and find a local participating solicitor for Best Will Week online at www.mylegacy.ie. Picture Andres Poveda

For more information please call 
Emma Williams 
01 678 9333 / 087 943 1297 
Amarach September Omnibus 2015 conducted on behalf of Edelman. Based on 1000 adults aged 18 and over. 
Reference Code – S15 – 227

Best Will Week

Best Will Week 2016 commences on Monday, October 31st and finishes November 4th. This week offers a great opportunity for people to avail of will writing services from solicitor in their area and learn more about legacy giving. The Community Foundation for Ireland is one of the 70 charitable organisations who are involved with Best […]

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Repro Free: Thursday 21st January 2016. 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. 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. Pictured is Kevin Cooney, Managing Director Xilinx EMEA and Global Chief Information Officer, Mary Sutton (accepting on behalf of Chuck Feeney), Carmel and Martin Naughton and Tina Roche, CEO, The Community Foundation for Ireland. Picture Jason Clarke.

Corporate Nominations open for The Philanthropist of the Year Award

  The 2017 nominations are now open for the Corporate Philanthropist of the Year Award. Individuals, Charities, community organisations and employee’s can nominate a corporate whose philanthropy is focused on local, regional or national projects in Ireland or overseas projects, or a mix of some or all of these. To nominate a corporate for The Corporate […]

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