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


Welcome to the new Community Foundation for Ireland website! We are so excited to unveil the new and improved face of The Foundation, especially in a year when the world is celebrating the centenary of the community foundation model and eagerly looking forward to the next 100 years. Our top priority has always been to focus on the audience that matters most …. You; so we’ve worked hard to make every section of this site easier to navigate so you can quickly find the information you want, when you want it. Read more

Latest News

Keith Duffy - Philanthropist of the Year Awards

2014 Philanthropist of the Year – Call for Nominations

Nominations are invited for The Community Foundation for Ireland’s 2014 Philanthropist of the Year Awards. Categories for nominations include National, International and Corporate Philanthropist of the Year.  The awards, now in their seventh year aim to publicly recognise people and companies whose giving has made an outstanding and lasting contribution in their communities and to […]

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VitalSigns 2015 website

VitalSigns 2015 Website Launched

The new VitalSigns 2015 website has been launched today. Ireland’s VitalSigns is a report card on the vitality of a nation and grades twelve key areas that affect the quality of life of those who live, work, play and learn in Ireland. The survey feedback (which can be contributed to by entering the website here) […]

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