Investing in Ireland's Communities

The Ireland Funds support communities by contributing to positive mental and physical health; community integration; development of entrepreneurial skills; opportunities for lifelong learning; sport and leisure opportunities; and protection of the natural environment.

Barnardos — A children's rights and advocacy organisation working with children and their families through providing a number of support services from over 40 centres across Ireland.  — Read more

BeLonG To — BeLonG To is the national organisation that advocates for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender young people in Ireland. — Read more

Boxing Clubs Across the island of Ireland — The Ireland Funds have long-recognized that the tradition of boxing clubs is not only integral to the fabric of many Irish communities, but are truly a conduit for delivering positive lessons for boxers of all ages and genders.  — Read more

Brain Injury Matters — Through Music Therapy, The Ireland Funds help people with Acquired Brain Injury (ABI).  — Read more

Children's Medical Research Foundation — The Ireland Funds are helping Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin out of its previous dark, cramped, substandard space built in the 1950’s, to a modern world-class facility serving Ireland’s families.  — Read more

Console — Console supports people in suicidal crisis and those bereaved by suicide through professional counselling, support and helpline services. — Read more

Cork Penny Dinners — Cork Penny Dinners relies entirely on voluntary contributions to operate. Funding from The Ireland Funds Promising Ireland Campaign is helping Cork Penny Dinners continue its mission for the people of Cork.  — Read more

Fatima Mansions — Through innovation and the hard work, Fatima Mansions is now a community moving from being the most excluded and notorious housing estate in Ireland to becoming a model new urban neighbourhood. — Read more

Fáilte Isteach — Fáilte Isteach embodies the spirit of a hundred thousand welcomes to Ireland’s new communities  — Read more

Fermoy Boys & Girls Boxing Club — Established in 1980, this Club offers training to children ages 8-18, four nights a week. The Club is instilling boxing skills, discipline, and a sense of pride.  — Read more

Fettercairn — A community owned equine facility, situated in the heart of Tallaght. Its aim is to channel the young people's love of horses into a constructive community activity providing opportunities to develop their personal, social, educational and vocational skills. — Read more

Fighting Words — Fighting Words is a creative writing centre, established by Roddy Doyle and Sean Love. The organisation helps students of all ages to develop their writing skills and to explore their love of writing.  — Read more

Headstrong and the Gaelic Players Association — Whether it is the lessons learned from the pressures on the field or the pressures in life, Ireland’s greatest sports role models are sharing their experience with the young people of Ireland.  — Read more

Irish Men's Sheds Association — It is often said that “Men don’t talk face to face; they talk shoulder to shoulder.”  — Read more

Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals — The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is Ireland's largest national animal welfare charity that helps, rescues, treats and responsibly rehomes tens of thousands of animals of all different species. — Read more

Kerry Diocesan Youth Service — Since its establishment in 1971, the Kerry Diocesan Youth Service has always striven to meet the real needs of young people through committed volunteers, trained staff and the implementation of quality services and supports. — Read more

Limerick Enterprise Development Partnership — LEDP was founded as a company with charitable status with the mission of employment retention and generation, developing education, providing social finance, promoting economic development and supporting the neighbourhoods in south Limerick City. — Read more

Margaret McLoughlin Art Project — Margaret McLoughlin, who had Down's syndrome, passed away in 2003 at the age of 25. Working with The American Ireland Fund, the McLoughlin Family set up a fund commemorating her spirit, vitality and joy. — Read more

MyMind — MyMind is transforming the way Ireland accesses mental health services.  — Read more

Native Woodland Trust — The Native Woodland Trust is dedicated to the preservation of our ancient woodlands and to the planting of new trees and woods all over Ireland. — Read more

Peter McVerry Trust — Peter McVerry Trust is committed to reducing homelessness and the harm caused by drug misuse and social disadvantage through its provision of housing and support services.  — Read more

Pieta House — Pieta House is preventing self-harm and suicide in Ireland.  — Read more

Social Entrepreneurs Ireland — Social Entrepreneurs Ireland directly supports high potential social entrepreneurs to enable them to maximise their impact. At the core of their activities is their Social Impact Programme which provides financial investment and direct support to early stage social entrepreneurs — Read more

Special Olympics  — The world's largest sports organization for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, providing year-round training and competitions to more than 3.1 million athletes in 175 countries. Alternating between summer and winter, the Special Olympics World Games are held every two years. — Read more

Speedpak — With help from The Ireland Funds, Speedpak is bringing valuable training and support to unemployed people.  — Read more

The Irish Hospice Foundation — Recognizing how deeply people are affected by their surroundings, the IHF is working with hospitals to change not just the culture of care but also the physical environment of hospitals for people facing death and for their families.  — Read more

The Simon Communities — The Simon Communities work with people who experience homelessness and housing exclusion in Ireland. — Read more

The Wicklow Hospice Foundation — It is said, “You cannot be born or die in County Wicklow.” With no medical facility there, residents have traditionally had to travel outside the county to receive medical care including hospice care. — Read more

WALK — The Ireland Funds helped WALK create a community garden where the harvest includes independence for those with intellectual disabilities and mental health issues.  — Read more

Yellow Flag — Promoting Inclusion & Celebrating Diversity in Irish Schools.  — Read more

Youth Buddies / Leisure Buddies — Leisure Buddies is a friendship outreach project run by St. Christopher’s Services in Co. Longford. It pairs people with intellectual disabilities with volunteers from the community who facilitate social opportunities.  — Read more