We advise individuals, families and businesses on giving, philanthropy and funding, helping you find the best way to support the issues and causes that inspire you.
Our grants and programmes are accessible to those who need them, equipping and empowering the local community to create change.
Setting up a fund through the Community Foundation is similar to having your own charitable trust but without the hassle of administration.
In the last 40 years, we have awarded over £100 million in grants to individuals & local communities.
Find all our open grants here with details on the types of projects we support, who’s eligible and how to apply.
26 Jan 2021
Capacity building in the Third sector In August 2020, the Department for Communities along with 5 local philanthropists announced £500k for a pioneering initiative to…
22 Jan 2021
Written by Paul Braithwaite for Involve NI. Paul leads the Foundation’s work on social and civic innovation. Since 2013 he has developed and delivered a series of unique…
20 Jan 2021
In Northern Ireland, there are around 50 individuals at any one time who are destitute because of their asylum status (NICRAS). This means that they have no adequate…
The Community Foundation for Northern Ireland is a local, independent charitable foundation. We help communities in need, drive social change and change lives through impactful grantmaking and delivering innovative programmes.
Supporting bespoke giving and providing philanthropic advice we are a trusted, secure means through which donors choose how, when and where to give and we provide a range of management and grant making services for charitable funds.
You can give us a one-off donation or set up a regular payment now through our official Just Giving page.