Community Foundation Fund Development Manager Helen McKeever, (right) with Emma Turner from Barclay’s Wealth.
Helping you to help communities
Our Foundation believes everyone has the potential to be a philanthropist and we want to make it as easy as possible to for anyone to donate.
We work with individuals and families, whatever their level of giving, to direct their donation to causes they care about, in the most tax efficient way.
Our Foundation can advise on personal giving, whether that be setting up a personal fund, donating to one of the varied and impactful funds we currently manage or gifting through wills.
We even have a direct facility where credit card donations can be accepted – click here to find out more.
Through our understanding of local issues and accumulated knowledge and experience of working within communities, we can provide independent advice and a direct link to the individuals and groups most in need; enabling you to make a meaningful, lasting impact in the areas you care about most.
Our professional team has experience across many different sectors, including youth, disabilities, older people, the arts and peace building.
Businesses across Northern Ireland play a central role in local communities through creating employment, providing services and attracting external investment and trade.
Many businesses are passionate about fulfilling their Corporate Social Responsibilities by giving back into the communities in which they function.
We work with corporate organisations to strengthen communities through directing donations to areas of need and linking businesses into local community projects where add value by providing advice and expertise. As well as raising the profile of your business, working with the Community Foundation, to affect positive change, benefits your employees by developing a greater sense of job satisfaction and providing an opportunity to work for a company that is positively contributing to community development in Northern Ireland.
Further, through our wealth of knowledge and experience in community development and the voluntary sector in Northern Ireland, we are uniquely placed to offer charitable trusts a comprehensive and tailor made grant making service by matching the criteria of the trust to suitable projects.
We deal with all aspects of administration, reporting and investment management whilst giving current trustees the level of control and involvement they desire.
Helen McKeever, Fund Development Manager at the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland, believes; “Our Foundation believes that philanthropy is going to play a bigger and more central role in community and voluntary sector funding in future.
“There is a real culture of giving in Northern Ireland and the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland wants to help put that giving to the best use on the ground, whilst doing it in the most tax efficient way possible.
“You can give directly to the work of the Community Foundation through our website and we are always available to help you if you want to set up a fund of your own”.
Please click here on more information on the ways the Community Foundation can help you give intelligently and to donate directly to the work being carried out.
If you would like further information, please contact Helen McKeever.