lightbody foundation community foundation northern ireland

Connecting people who care with causes that matter.

Inspiring Generosity

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.

The Lightbody Foundation

Achieving Impact

Our grants and programmes are accessible to those who need them, equipping and empowering the local community to create change.

What We Do

In a society where everyone can prosper and live in peace; we encourage and support those who want to give and empower the local community to effect change.

40 Years of Inspiring Generosity

In 2019 we celebrated 40 years of connecting people who care with causes that matter. Since 1979 we have awarded over £110 million in grants to individuals & local communities working to inspire generosity and achieve impact.

What We Do

In a society where everyone can prosper and live in peace; we encourage and support those who want to give and empower the local community to effect change.

40 Years of Inspiring Generosity

In 2019 we celebrated 40 years of connecting people who care with causes that matter. Since 1979 we have awarded over £110 million in grants to individuals & local communities working to inspire generosity and achieve impact.

Start A Fund

Setting up a fund through the Community Foundation is similar to having your own charitable trust but without the hassle of administration.

Our Impact

In the last 40 years, we have awarded over £100 million in grants to individuals & local communities.

Apply For A Grant

Find all our open grants here with details on the types of projects we support, who’s eligible and how to apply.

Q&A with Community Foundation for Northern Ireland Trustee, Suzanne Lagan

10 Jun 2024

Q&A with Community Foundation for Northern Ireland Trustee, Suzanne Lagan

How did you get involved with the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland? My first experience of CFNI was taking part in a giving circle in 2016. The ‘Circle of…

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Community Foundation for Northern Ireland Supports Vital Services Across Belfast, County Down, and Derry

30 Apr 2024

Community Foundation for Northern Ireland Supports Vital Services Across Belfast, County Down, and Derry

The Community Foundation for Northern Ireland continues its commitment to improving the lives of individuals and communities across the region. Having administered the…

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Fibrus Connects Communities with the reopening of £60,000 Fund through Community Foundation NI

26 Apr 2024

Fibrus Connects Communities with the reopening of £60,000 Fund through Community Foundation NI

Northern Ireland’s full fibre broadband provider, Fibrus, has today launched its 2024 Community Fund where £60,000 will be available for rural community groups. The…

Foundation News

In the last 40 years, we have awarded over £100 million in grants to individuals & local communities.

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.

Donate Now

You can give us a one-off donation or set up a regular payment now through our official Just Giving page.

Our Partners

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