The Irish Youth Foundation is completely unique.
No other body does what we do in the way we do it.
We are dedicated exclusively to meeting the needs of vulnerable children and young people living throughout the Republic of Ireland. We raise funds through building relationships with individuals and businesses who want to help shape a more inclusive and fairer Ireland and we also raise revenues through fundraising events and other campaigns.We then distribute those funds through our carefully-targeted grant-making activities, supporting impressive organisations and impactful projects and programmes that address and reverse the social and personal damage caused by poverty, educational disadvantage, homelessness and social exclusion experienced by children and young people.
Who we support
Due to a wide range of social factors, many children are denied their most basic rights – the right to a decent education, the right to be supported by caring adults and the right to a way of life that is free of fear and discrimination. So, all over Ireland, heroic and competent leaders, organisations and groups step in to ensure that rights gap to ensure that vulnerable and excluded children have the right people, programmes and facilities to support them to achieve their full potential.
In the last 30 years, the Irish Youth Foundation has raised over €20 million and supported more than 2,000 projects on the island of Ireland, reaching 50,000 young people directly.
In 2019 alone, because of the generosity and vision of kind-hearted people and businesses, we were able to achieve the following:
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