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


International Women’s Day on March 8th presented us all with the opportunity to celebrate the great progress made by women in Irish society and also a chance to reflect on what needs to change and how each of us, as individuals and collectively can make a difference in our communities. The Women’s Fund was set up by us in 2010 as a long term philanthropic fund, connecting women who care with causes that matter. The Fund supports the most innovative and positive solutions to the issues facing women and girls today because when women prosper, entire communities succeed. To learn more about the impact of The Women's Fund and why you should support it Read more 


Latest News

Giving and Gaining – How Entrepreneurs view Philanthropy in Ireland

The Community Foundation for Ireland launches a new report: Giving & Gaining: How Entrepreneurs View Philanthropy in Ireland. The study is based on independent research supported by AIB Private Banking and undertaken by Sia Partners in 2014. Relatively little is known about philanthropy in Ireland – in terms of more strategic, structured and purposeful giving. […]

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Invitation to Tender for the Evaluation of The Tony Ryan Fund for Tipperary

The Community Foundation for Ireland is seeking applications from suitably qualified individuals and/or organisations to tender for the evaluation of The Tony Ryan Fund for Tipperary. It was established in 2013 and its core focus is to improve the life experience of children and young people living in County Tipperary.  Closing date for receipt of […]

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