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The Ireland Funds is a global philanthropic network established in 1976 to promote and support peace, culture, education and community development throughout the island of Ireland, and Irish-related causes around the world. With chapters in 12 countries,The Ireland Funds has raised over $550 million for deserving causes in Ireland and beyond, benefiting more than 3,000 different organizations.

The Ireland Funds’ vision is of peace, equality and opportunity across the island of Ireland and among Irish communities worldwide. We invite you to contact the chapter closest to you to learn more about opportunities to give back to the land you love.

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Extraordinary Investment in Extraordinary Initiatives

The Ireland Funds 2016 Flagship Grants have been awarded to organizations that have particular impact in their field. These outstanding initiatives go on to receive two years of financial and non-financial support and opportunities to connect with members of The Ireland Funds network. Here are the stories of six selected organizations that are truly changing the island of Ireland.

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Stories of Impact

Four-year old Isabelle just loves stories. Twice a week, with support from The Ireland Funds, a tutor from the National College of Ireland’s Early Learning Initiative visits her home and reads aloud with Isabelle and her mom. Working in marginalized communities of Dublin, this early intervention has demonstrated a proven track record for increasing educational development in children. 82% of children exhibited an increase in positive verbal interaction over a two-year period.

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Stories of Impact

America

The Ireland Funds America helps people in need by supporting worthy and innovative projects in both Ireland and America. We are proud to be the largest and most active chapter of The Ireland Funds with events and activities held across the United States. By partnering with individuals, foundations, and corporations, we now form a thriving network that gives back to Ireland in a meaningful and lasting way.

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America

America

Worldwide

The Ireland Funds is a global philanthropic network established in 1976 to promote and support peace, culture, education and community development throughout the island of Ireland, and Irish-related causes around the world. With chapters in 12 countries, The Ireland Funds has raised over $550 million for deserving causes in Ireland and beyond, benefitting more than 3,000 different organizations.

Find out more

Worldwide

Worldwide

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