Why partner with us

Pauline McKiernan, Corporate Affairs Manager, Ulster Bank talks about Ulster Bank’s partnership with The Community Foundation for Ireland

We empower companies who want to make a difference through a model of philanthropy that is based on trust, effectiveness and impact 

A Corporate Fund with us will enable you to:

Simplify your giving

Our expertise –Our team can help you connect and invest in some of Ireland’s most important and high-impact community and voluntary organisations and innovative social change projects. Please visit our Testimonials section here, to hear from some of our partners.

Flexibility and Efficiency – We look after all the administration dealing with all requests for support and managing the grant-making process, including unsuccessful applications.

Strengthen the impact of your giving

Your brand – We can design community investment programmes and support you to ensure your giving is active, planned and tied closely to your company values and wider corporate social responsibility plans.

Engage your staff –We can help you engage your employees in a variety of ways, including supporting your internal staff selection panel or arranging ‘Seeing is Believing’ visits to the community projects you have funded.

Engage your community –We provide expertise in local needs and causes, allowing you to make your charitable giving effective, tangible and relevant to the area in which your business operates.

Measure impact – We work with you to ensure that the benefits that you wish to see from your investment are measured and reported from the outset.

Ensure good governance

We have a strong commitment to ensuring that The Community Foundation attains impeccable standards of governance and transparency and follows best international practice. We were one of the first charities in Ireland complying with the Governance Code for community, voluntary and charitable organisations. Visit our Compliance & governance section here.

Contact us: If your company is interested in setting up a corporate fund with us, please contact Niall O’ Sullivan on 01 874 7354 or by emailing nosullivan@foundation.ie.