Report on How Entrepreneurs View Philanthropy in Ireland

The Community Foundation for Ireland has recently launched a new report, entitled Giving & Gaining: How Entrepreneurs View Philanthropy in Ireland. The study is based on independent research supported by AIB Private Banking and undertaken by Sia Partners in 2014.

Relatively little is known about philanthropy in Ireland – in terms of more strategic, structured and purposeful giving. In particular, little is known about philanthropic donors or those with the propensity to give. This report on ‘Giving and Gaining – How entrepreneurs view philanthropy in Ireland’ provides insights into one such group and has been undertaken by The Community Foundation for Ireland in playing its part in promoting greater philanthropy in Ireland.

The Community Foundation for Ireland (CFI) is aware of the particular impact that successful entrepreneurs are having on the world of philanthropy and in this study was interested to explore philanthropic giving by Irish entrepreneurs in the light of significant entrepreneurial success in Ireland in the last 15 years. Through the support of AIB Private Banking, CFI commissioned Sia Group to undertake a study of entrepreneurs.

Positively, despite relatively low engagement in structured and strategic giving to date, the study finds that there is a clear appetite for engaging more in philanthropy amongst many entrepreneurs. There is also a clear interest in seeing certain trends and supports which have encouraged entrepreneurs to engage in philanthropy globally, replicated in Ireland so that there is a more supportive environment for philanthropy.

Download the report here.