The Community Foundation for Ireland – Belonging Grants

Friday, December 4th, 2015

CFI Belonging GrantsThe Community Foundation for Ireland was established in 2000 and is part of a global network of over 1800 community foundations. CFI empowers people and organisations who want to make a difference through a model of philanthropy that is based on trust, effectiveness and impact. Since 2000, CFI has made grants on behalf of donors of over €25 million, mainly in Ireland.

The 2016 grants strategy for CFI is #Belonging16. The Community Foundation sees 2016 as a year of belonging and this will be the theme of its grants, communications, events, publications and activities throughout the year. Firstly, The Community Foundation will launch #Belonging16 Micro Grants in February. Communities all across the country will have the opportunity to apply for €250 to hold a community party. It’s all about Belonging! Applications can be made online by any non-profit club or association. Grants will paid by bank transfer and all you have to do is send us a photo with #Belonging16 in your tweet or message. Other grants that will be made throughout the year include Refugees and Trafficking, Sexual Identity and Transgender, At risk families, Older Persons’ fund and some flagship strategic grants along certain themes.

Be sure to check back at for updates! And if you have any queries regarding #Belonging16 please don’t hesitate to contact us on