Next Generation Philanthropy – How Young People are changing the face of strategic giving

At The Community Foundation for Ireland, we are increasingly seeing the growing influence of a younger generation in the area of philanthropy. This growing influence is being demonstrated in two key ways: Firstly, younger people who do well in their business lives are engaging in philanthropy at an earlier stage and in very different ways […]


The Community Foundation for Ireland has announced it awarded a record €5.7million in grants to community groups all over Ireland in 2016

CFI is one of Ireland’s largest philanthropic organisations It has published its 2016 Annual Report showcasing almost €6million awarded in grants to good causes in 2016 Particular priorities for Irish philanthropists in 2016 included homelessness, education and health. The Community Foundation for Ireland (CFI) has announced that it awarded over €5.7 million in grants to […]



Awardees of Social Change Grants 2017 announced

Between February-April 2017 we opened the Social Change grants under three categories; Leadership for Ethnic Minorities, LGBT+ Migrants and The Older Persons’ Fund Round 5. Through the Social Change grants, we gave out a total of €224,250  to 37 organisations spread right across Ireland. See below for the full list of grantee organisations and the […]


Grant provided for STEM outreach workshops in Mountrath

An anonymous donor awarded a grant for STEM outreach workshops to take place in Mountrath throughout 2017. The project was provided by local development company Midlands Science. Midlands Science is working to progress economic development and education attainment in the Midlands of Ireland. Since 2008, the company has focused on a work programme dealing with STEM education (Science, Technology, […]