The Ireland Funds are an international charitable network operating in 12 countries and have raised over $500 million for worthy causes in Ireland and around the world.
The mission of The Worldwide Ireland Funds is to be the largest worldwide network of people of Irish ancestry and friends of Ireland dedicated to raising funds to support programs of peace and reconciliation, arts and culture, education and community development throughout the island of Ireland. Founded in 1976, over 3,000 non-profit organisations in Ireland and around the world have benefited from the Funds grants.
Through donations in the annual grant round, the Funds have supported the work of Social Entrepreneurs Ireland since 2010. The Funds awarded a Flagship Grant in 2014 and 2015 to enable Social Entrepreneurs Ireland to identify and support the six passionate people who apply and are awarded the Elevator programme.