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.
29 May 2020
Coronavirus Community Fund Update Opened 15th March 924 applications received £1.4 Million awarded to groups Over 400 groups supported So far, we’ve been able to…
24 May 2020
“It’s important we learn from the coronavirus pandemic to be more kind as a society.” As mental health awareness week draws to a close and we live our lives in…
20 May 2020
Comic Relief awards £17,000 to support families with young children with food provisions in NI. In partnership with the Community Foundation, Comic Relief funding is…
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.