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October 2023

Screenshot of video captioned “No Mind Left Behind helps students like Rebecca succeed”

Life-changing Scholarships. Thanks to You.

Promising young minds across the island of Ireland need financial support to access a college education. The Ireland Funds developed our No Mind Left Behind initiative to ensure ambitious young people have the chance to complete their college education.

By providing annual scholarships to cover the cost of books, housing and much more, donors like you have changed the lives of 300+ students like Rebecca.

Will you help us fuel more educational opportunities for students across the island of Ireland?


Proud to be effective! We've earned a FOUR-STAR RATING from Charity Navigator

We've earned a FOUR-STAR RATING from Charity Navigator

4 Out of 4 Stars

The Ireland Funds America has earned the highest 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s leading charity evaluator. The rating is the best a nonprofit can receive and demonstrates our rigorous fiscal management, transparency and governance.

"We are delighted to be recognized as a top steward of our donors' gifts," said Caitriona Fottrell, President & CEO of The Ireland Funds. "Our work has a positive impact on thousands of people across the island of Ireland and we couldn't do this without our donors' trust and support."

RIAM 175 Gala Concert

RIAM 175 Gala Concert

The Ireland Funds is strengthening the arts. In 2023, with support from The Ireland Funds, the Royal Irish Academy of Music (RIAM) proudly unveiled its transformed campus. It now includes state-of-the-art teaching and performance facilities including a Music Discovery Hub for students with additional needs so all students can reap the transformative benefits of music education. This month, the 175 Gala Concert celebrated this significant moment in RIAM history with a showcase of musical talent in the magnificent surrounds of the new Whyte Recital Hall.

One Young World Summit 2023

One Young World Summit 2023

The Ireland Funds is supporting tomorrow's leaders. The Ireland Funds was a sponsor of the One Young World Summit in Belfast this month. Thousands of young delegates from almost 200 nations and over 250 organizations gathered to examine global issues, accelerate social impact, and hear from global leaders including former President of Ireland Mary Robinson and Prof. Muhammad Yunus, founder of the Grameen Bank.

NI Alternatives Conference

NI Alternatives Conference

The Ireland Funds is creating space for dialogue. Marking the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday/Belfast Agreement, The Ireland Funds supported the NI Alternatives Conference this month. The program – Gendered and Grassroots Approaches to Peace and Conflict – welcomed 20 working-class women from cross-community organizations in Northern Ireland for meaningful dialogues with students and civic leaders from across the island of Ireland.

Upcoming Events

We invite you to join us at these upcoming events.

Chicago Dinner

Chicago Dinner

Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Honoring Abbott with The Ireland Funds Corporate Social Responsibility Award (accepted by Robert Ford, Chairman and CEO) and Matt Moore, Managing Partner of Chicago Cut Steakhouse with The Ireland Funds Leadership Award.

42nd Boston Gala

42nd Boston Gala

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Honoring Jean M. Hynes, CEO of Wellington Management with The Ireland Funds Distinguished Leadership Award, and Rev. Dr. Bill Shaw OBE, CEO of 174 Trust with The Ireland Funds Humanitarian Award.

Women in Leadership Luncheon

San Francisco Women in Leadership Luncheon

Friday, December 1, 2023

Honoring Ruth Cotter, Senior VP, Marketing, Communications & HR, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) and Marianne O’Shea, Vice President Global Nutrition Science, PepsiCo, in conversation with Janet Reilly, Journalist / Publisher / Co-founder Clinic by the Bay / UC Regent.

Cliffs of Moher

Cliffs of Moher

The support we have received from The Ireland Funds has been revitalizing. It's an affirmation of the work we do.

Limerick Learning Hub

People are at the heart of what we do.

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