Major employers not only bring business to a region, but can influence and have a lasting impact on the lives of employees, customers, suppliers and the local community. Donor Advised Funds provide a convenient, flexible way for your business to show it cares about its local community and build awareness about community needs.
A Donor Advised Fund is typically less costly and time consuming to administer than other forms of philanthropic giving such as a private foundation, but it still allows you to establish a charitable legacy in the name of your business and fulfil multiple charitable interests.
The Community Foundation for Ireland, through its Donor Advised Funds can enable you and your staff to make a lasting impact at a grassroots level by identifying the very best projects for support. Several companies have established their own named charitable funds here at The Community Foundation for Ireland, often with the involvement of employees. Examples include eBay, SAP, Xilinx and BT Ireland. We administer the company’s charitable fund and advise the companies on how to best allocate their grant making. With our database of over 3,000 charities, community and voluntary groups, The Community Foundation for Ireland can help you effectively match the funding you have available, to the causes that matter most to your company and your employees while adhering to the highest professional standards.
Setting up a Donor Advised Fund can also be a fantastic way to celebrate a company’s centenary year or other special milestone or achievement.
How it works
To find out more about how we can help you strengthen your company’s community investment goals with a tailored Donor Advised Fund please contact Rosaleen McMenamin, Fund Development Advisor at The Community Foundation for Ireland at 01 8743807 or firstname.lastname@example.org