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


Community foundations, particularly in Canada, have proven that a sense of belonging is crucial for people to feel connected and to engage in activities to make our communities better. 2016 is The Community Foundation for Ireland’s Year of Belonging. In seeking social justice and equality for all, #Belonging16 aims to build thriving communities where people feel they belong. As part of our year of #Belonging16 we will be providing €600,000 in grants to reinforce the sense of belonging in Ireland. Included in this is our  Communities Parties Fund where 400 lucky groups in Ireland can get a grant of €250 to have their own street party and get to know their neighbours. We wish you all a great year of inclusion. Regards, Tina. 


Latest News

The Community Foundation for Ireland launches the year of #Belonging16 by announcing over €600,000 worth of grants to increase the sense of belonging in Ireland

– Includes €100,000 fund for community parties available to communities all over the country – Dublin, 11th February: The Community Foundation for Ireland, one of Ireland’s leading philanthropic organisations has today announced that over €600,000 will be awarded to community and voluntary groups across Ireland to increase the sense of belonging in Ireland. This year […]

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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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