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The Community Foundation for Ireland seeks to inspire donors and support charities and community groups. Established in 2000 we have made grants on behalf of donors of over €14 million, mostly in Ireland.

President Higgins Makes a Special Address at Ireland’s celebration of 100 years of the Global Community Foundation Movement.The Community Foundation for Ireland announces €3.5m in grants awarded to community groups and charities, as Brian Toller, Chair of The Community Foundation of Ottawa kicks off Ireland’s celebration of the world- wide philanthropic success story of community foundations.

Philanthropist of the Year Awards

These awards aim to recognise extraordinary individuals who have shown outstanding leadership in the area of personal philanthropy and who have made a remarkable difference in bringing about sustainable social change

Setting up a fund at The Community Foundation

Individuals, families and other organisations can establish their charitable fund at The Community Foundation. We can then facilitate consistent and planned charitable giving through the expertise of our grants team

Developing Community Capital

Developing ‘community capital’ through the establishment of permanent endowment funds is central to our ethos. Our Grassroots grants scheme allows us to fund local community groups and charities right around the country not only now but continually into the future.

Our Grants

The Community Foundation for Ireland is an independent grant-making organisation. With over a decade of experience in dealing with community, voluntary and charitable organisations we are well placed to assess the needs of various communities and grant funding accordingly.

Latest News

2013 Annual Report Celebration Video

12 June 2014 | In

In 2013 the Foundation distributed over €3.5m through a wide range of grants, our 2013 celebration video shows some of our grant-making highlights.

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Grants Survey 2013 - The Foundation’s Report

29 May 2014 | In

In 2013, as part of our regular process of gathering formal and informal feedback about perceptions of the Foundation.

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Celebration of 100 Years of Community Foundations and Annual Report Launch

23 May 2014 | In Press Releases

President Higgins Makes a Special Address at Ireland’s celebration of 100 years of the Global Community Foundation Movement. The Community Foundation for Ireland Announces €3.5m in Grants Awarded as Ireland Celebrates the World- Wide Philanthropic Success Story of Community Foundations

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