The Role of Philanthropy in Equality

Recent events around the world including the corona-virus and political and racial unrest have drawn public attention to the inequality that exists in society today. Philanthropy has the opportunity to make society a more equal place for everyone to live. Through strategic and long term giving, philanthropy can support organisations who strengthen equality in our […]

Sharing Images of Projects Supported by Members of Philanthropy Ireland during COVID-19

Philanthropy Ireland asked members to share images from their beneficiaries, of examples of philanthropy throughout the Covid-19 crisis. The organisations featured give insight into the amazing work being done to support the most vulnerable in society. Foróige is a youth development organisation engaging over 50,000 young people and 5,500 volunteers. It’s purpose is to enable […]

Collaborative Philanthropy: Is now the time?

Philanthropy Ireland Summer Members Networking Event In a world of increasing uncertainty collaboration is more and more essential. Exploring the theme presents opportunity to understand both the potential and challenges for effective collaboration on philanthropy initiatives. From straightforward information sharing to pooling of funding, collaboration can span a wide breadth of activity. Addressing an online […]

Deadline for the European Social Catalyst Fund extended to 11th September 2020

The European Social Catalyst Fund (ESCF) is a new initiative designed to have significant impact on some of Europe’s most pressing social challenges. It has been established and co-funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme, Genio (Ireland), the Robert Bosch Stiftung (Germany) and the King Baudouin Foundation (Belgium). Now, more than […]

Encouraging Philanthropy at a Time of Crisis

As the scale of the Covid-19 crisis continues to evolve and emerge so too the scale of needs to adequately respond are appearing increasingly overwhelming. While government must shoulder the primary burden of response, they cannot do it alone, we are all in this together. All sectors of society have been impacted but it is […]

PI NEWS: Funding and Grant Opportunities

CONNECTING COMMUNITIES GRANT PROGRAMME VIA ST. STEPHENS GREEN TRUST SSGT have opened applications for a limited grant programme for activities for children (Strand 1: Activities for Children living in DP), which will require the applicant group to get matched funding. Strand 2 of the Connecting Communities — Speak Up Speak Out — grant programme will […]

Change Donations and The Role of Tech in Giving

Change Donation’s mission is to help people change the world through everyday spending. A community of everyday philanthropists donating one cent at a time to incredible causes that are inspiring positive change across the globe. Change Donations allows donors to give to their chosen charities by rounding up their card purchases to the nearest euro. […]

CAF Ireland Giving 2020: Report Launch

On Thursday 5th March Philanthropy Ireland in partnership with Charities Aid Foundation launched the First ever CAF Ireland Giving Report. The report provides a rich understanding of the different ways people give and what they give to, as well as offering an insight into people’s participation in social and civic activities. This research is an […]

Connect and Learn with Social Entrepreneurs Ireland

PI Member Social Entrepreneurs Ireland are getting ready to launch their national call for applicants early next month. They are looking for people across Ireland with innovative ideas to solve social problems- people with courage, insight and ambition to put forward a solution to a social problem, and act on it. Social Entrepreneurs Ireland will […]

#PEXForum 2020: Collaboration key to the development of philanthropy in Europe

Philanthropy Ireland travelled to PEXForum 2020 in Madrid this month. Hosted by DAFNE and AFC the PEXforum is the Philanthropy European Networks Forum and this year, the inaugural forum, brought together 120 leaders and experts from 41 national, regional, European and thematic philanthropy support organisations in 25 countries. With discussions focused around the future of […]