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.
17 Sep 2020
In response to coronavirus and the changing needs within communities, our Coronavirus Funds have awarded over £4 million to nearly 1,000 communities throughout Northern…
11 Sep 2020
The Community Foundation’s Techies in Residence programme, which matches charities and social enterprises in Northern Ireland with digital technology partners, is now…
10 Sep 2020
Crossroads NI, partly funded through the Coronavirus Community Fund, provides respite care for Carers, young and old. One of their main projects is working with Young…
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.