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The Ireland Funds America

Progress Through Philanthropy

aka The American Ireland Fund   |   Boston, MA   |  https://irelandfunds.org

Mission

The Ireland Funds' mission is to harness the power of a global philanthropic network of friends of Ireland to promote and support peace, culture, education and community development across the island of Ireland and among Irish communities around the world.

Ruling year info

1976

President and CEO

Mrs. Caitriona Fottrell

Main address

10 Post Office Square Suite N950

Boston, MA 02109 USA

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Formerly known as

The American Ireland Fund

EIN

25-1306992

NTEE code info

Philanthropy / Charity / Voluntarism Promotion (General) (T50)

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Ireland Funds' mission is to harness the power of a global philanthropic network of friends of Ireland to promote and support peace, culture, education and community development across the island of Ireland and
among Irish communities around the world.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Music Generation

In July, 2009, The Ireland Funds announced an exciting partnership with the renowned Irish band U2 to establishing a national music tuition program expanding music education for the primary school children of Ireland.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults

An initiative that gives promising
young people in Ireland from areas of severe social disadvantage an opportunity to enter and
complete third-level education by providing an annual scholarship to cover the costs of
books, accommodation and other key expenses.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

1. To increase access to musical education for children & young people, from all backgrounds and in every community in Ireland.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Music Generation

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

In order to reach as many children as possible, Music Education Partnerships were to be developed in 10+ diverse areas across Ireland. The results here show the no. of areas participating to date.

To support a significant cultural & education project and increase visitor numbers - The Little Museum of Dublin.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The Ireland Funds Flagship investment in 2014 has allowed The Little Museum to grow the quality & scale of their exhibition. Figures here relate to the growth in the no. of visitors each year.

To ensure greater transparency and improve the depth of information available in the charity sector in Ireland.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

An Irish equivalent to Guidestar, Benefacts is a non-governmental organisation that provides free public access to extensive information about the entire nonprofit sector in Ireland.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The Ireland Funds' vision is of peace, equality and opportunity across the island of Ireland and among Irish communities worldwide.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
The Ireland Funds support communities by contributing to positive mental and physical health; community integration; development of entrepreneurial skills; opportunities for lifelong learning; sport and leisure opportunities; and protection of the natural environment. The Ireland Funds are also proud to support programs that care for senior members of the community, provide opportunities for young people in rural or disadvantaged communities and promote a transparent and effective non-profit sector and a vibrant culture of philanthropy.

ARTS & CULTURE
The Ireland Funds support Irish culture and heritage by providing funding for programs that promote cultural awareness and understanding; preserve uniquely Irish art forms and artifacts; increase public access to a variety of art forms and collections; and ensure the protection of and access to Irish heritage sites and resources.

EDUCATION
The Ireland Funds invest in high-quality education by supporting programs that widen access to and participation in third-level education for under-represented groups; provide access to integrated education in Northern Ireland; support innovation and ground breaking research in third-level institutions throughout the island of Ireland; and extend a broad range of learning opportunities for students of all ages.

PEACE & RECONCILIATION
The Ireland Funds address sectarianism and violence in Northern Ireland by supporting initiatives that tackle the lack of understanding and respect for varying cultural and religious values; a stagnant economy that has inflicted long-term unemployment; and inadequate opportunities in education, employment and personal development.

The Ireland Funds is a global philanthropic network established in 1976 to promote and support peace, culture, education and community development throughout the island of Ireland, and Irish-related causes around the world. With chapters in 12 countries,

The Ireland Funds has raised over $600 million for deserving causes in Ireland and beyond, benefiting more than 3,200 different organizations.

Our donors want to connect to causes and projects in Ireland to make a genuine difference to a wide range of social and cultural issues. We develop a global network of donors and we provide a range of financial and non-financial support for not-for profit organisations in Ireland and Irish causes abroad, and we have developed a platform for connecting donors and those causes.

For over 40 years, you have helped us make Ireland a better place by supporting worthy and innovative programs that are caring for Ireland's children, preserving Irish heritage and culture, advancing education, fostering reconciliation and peace in Northern Ireland and assisting those that need it most. We've helped over 3,200 organizations help those that need it most.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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The Ireland Funds America

Board of directors
as of 05/27/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Eugene McQuade

No Affilliation

Term: 2020 -

Loretta Brennan Glucksman

No Affiliation

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/5/2022

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