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Membership

Strengthen YOUR philanthropy within our community of strategic donors igniting social change

We believe in the value and power of philanthropy to make real and lasting change in our society.

We work with individuals and organisations interested in igniting a philanthropic movement in Ireland, and in making it easier for donors to strategically support the causes they care most about.

We promote philanthropy in Ireland, and support our members, allowing you to shape your giving to suit you.

“The highest use of capital is not to make more money but to make money do more for the betterment of life”

- Henry Ford

Types of Membership

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Our Members Include

The Ireland Funds

The Ireland Funds is a global philanthropic network. Established in 1976, The Ireland Funds’ mission is to harness the power of a global philanthropic network of friends of Ireland to promote and support peace, culture, education and community development across the island of Ireland and among Irish communities around the world.

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The Fermanagh Trust

The Fermanagh Trust a registered charity, established in 1995, promotes and supports charitable endeavours and initiatives which leads to social and community development. The Trust has established itself as a community foundation, building an endowment which supports community and voluntary endeavours. The Trust has a wide range of funds supporting community development, good relations, volunteering and arts, cultural and sporting endeavours.

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Community Finance Ireland

Community Finance (Ireland), formerly UCIT (Ireland), is a Charity which provides loans exclusively to other third sector organisations such as community groups, charities, sports clubs and social enterprises in the Republic of Ireland. Since 2001, as part of the UCIT Group, we’ve committed in excess of €90 million to over 500 organisations.

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The Carnegie UK Trust

The Carnegie UK Trust works to improve the lives of people throughout the UK and Ireland, by changing minds through influencing policy, and by changing lives through innovative practice and partnership work. The Carnegie UK Trust was established by Scots-American philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in 1913.

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Applegreen Charitable Fund

Applegreen are delighted to announce that they have raised €728,000 in 2018 for their charity partnerships. To date, Applegreen has 129 stores in Ireland and as their business grows they strive to play an important and supportive role by contributing to the well-being of our surrounding communities throughout Ireland. For 2018/2019 Applegreen has committed to supporting Focus Ireland, the Irish Youth Foundation, DEBRA Ireland and Food Cloud. Applegreen Service Stations in the North of Ireland supports Friends of the Cancer Centre.

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The Arts Council of Ireland

The Arts Council of Ireland is the Irish government agency for developing the arts. We work in partnership with artists, arts organisations, public policy makers and others to build a central place for the arts in Irish life.

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Clann Credo

Clann Credo - Community Loan Finance is a social enterprise which not only serves but is also proud to be a part of the Community and Voluntary Sector. We provide loans to community organisations, sports organisations, charities and social
enterprises. We help organisations to achieve their social, economic and financial potential on terms and conditions that may not be available to them commercially.

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The Community Foundation for Ireland

The Community Foundation for Ireland believes in a fair, caring and vibrant Ireland for now and the future. We work with individuals, families, corporates and other trusts and foundations to translate giving in the moment to giving that is strategic and impactful. We respond to Ireland’s complex needs by building deep relationships with non-profit organisations working at the coal face. We have an endowment fund of over €43 million and have provided over €45 million in grants since 2000 and in 2018 we gave out almost €7.5 million in grants. With over 1,800 community foundations globally, the community foundation model is proven and effective model for social change.

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Lifes2Good Foundation

Lifes2good Foundation was set up by James and Maria Murphy in 2017 after the successful sale of the Viviscal brand by Lifes2good the business.  The primary focus of the foundation is on women and children in situations of vulnerability in the west of Ireland and in 2 developing countries. The intention is to dedicate €15 to €20 million euro to philanthropy over a ten year period. The current strategic plan runs to the end of 2022. At that point the Foundation will cease funding and spend time assessing impact and charting a way forward for the following five years. The structure of the foundation is light and as a result the foundation has developed a small number of key strategic implementing partners for multi annual funding to achieve impact over time. The foundation is funding educative and preventative initiatives as well as remedial work.

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Protestant Aid

Established as a charity over 180 years ago to relieve the horrors of poverty and deprivation in the Republic of Ireland on a strictly non-denominational basis, Protestant Aid treats all genuine calls for help equally, regardless of religious, ethnic or social backgrounds through its various grant schemes.
In addition, the Charity cares for the elderly by providing sheltered accommodation and nursing home care through The Brabazon Trust located in Sandymount, Dublin 4, which provides sheltered housing and nursing home care for in excess of 100 elderly persons and St John’s House at Merrion Road, Dublin 4 which can provide nursing home care for up to 56 persons.

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Social Entrepreneurs Ireland

Social Entrepreneurs Ireland (SEI) is an Irish not-for-profit organisation that supports people with new solutions to Ireland’s biggest social problems. SEI helps these individuals to increase their impact by providing significant funding alongside in-depth technical and practical support.

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Membership Offering

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Joining a community of donor providing opportunities to network with peers.

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Knowledge and information exchange with updates on Irish and international best practice on giving.

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An objective, discrete point of contact for insights on philanthropy in Ireland.

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Being part of a strong representative voice for the sector on policy and infrastructure.