15 years: A reflection on The Community Foundation for Ireland

About Us

We believe in the power of philanthropy to deliver just and progressive social change. We empower people and organisations who want to make a difference through a model of philanthropy that is based on trust, effectiveness and impact.

What we promise

  • Leadership – we are strategic and work towards being a centre of influence in the community;
  • Integrity – we are accountable for what we do and transparent in how we do it;
  • Stewardship – we are responsible stewards of CFI’s assets and focus our time, resources and energy on making a measurable difference;
  • Capacity-building – we value supporting the community and helping organisations succeed.

How we help

Experience matters

Since 2000, we have a proven track record in empowering donors who want to make a real difference in their communities by tackling social issues effectively.

Knowledge matters

We have a dedicated and committed staff with extensive experience of philanthropy and grant making in Ireland and overseas.

Connections matter

We connect donors with dedicated non-profit organisations that can make the best use of their gift and we work with professional advisers to find the best charitable solutions for their clients.

Relationships matter

We have insights and a working relationship with over 3,000 non-profit organisations at a national, regional and local level throughout Ireland.

Results matter

We make giving fast, efficient and rewarding, as well as cost effective for our donors.

Governance matters

We have a strong commitment to ensuring that CFI attains impeccable standards of governance and transparency and follows best international practice.


If you are interested in setting up your own individual, family or corporate fund, please visit our How to give section here to find out how or call us on 01 874 7354.

We are a not-for-profit organisation with charitable status and an approved body for the purposes of section 848A, Taxes Consolidation Act, which relates to tax relief for donations to approved bodies. Our Charity number is CHY 13967. The organisation is Registered in Ireland, No.338427, Registered Office: 29 Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2, D01 K0V2

The Community Foundation for Ireland is a company limited by guarantee.