Philanthropy For Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Philanthropy has immense potential to be a driver of change in Ireland and its support has made significant strides towards meeting the targets of SDGs. At Philanthropy Ireland, we analysed 1500+ social initiatives in the country that were supported by 24 philanthropic organisations between 2018 and 2021. The results indicated that a total of 1153 initiatives that received a total grant support of over €110 Million contributed towards advancing 14 of the 17 SDGs.


Key Findings Fundraised income increased 11%, rising for the 9th consecutive year Ireland’s per capita giving is €255 compared to €398 in the U.K. and €353 in N.Z. Transparency in the sector stagnated under the weight of compliance burdens Average cost to raise €1 in 2018 was 29 cent, an increase on previous years Giving […]