What We Do

The Worldwide Ireland Funds are a philanthropic network that supports worthy causes in Ireland and around the world.

Our mission is to be the largest network of friends of Ireland dedicated to supporting programs of peace and reconciliation, arts and culture, education and community development throughout the island of Ireland. 


Founded in 1976, The Worldwide Ireland Funds currently operate in 12 countries and have raised over $480 million for over 3,000 outstanding organizations.  We are proud to be one of the largest private funding sources for innovative work across the island of Ireland.


The dedication of our donors is a key driver behind our work. Our donors enjoy access to an extraordinary network of global supporters and events. Most importantly, a partnership with The Worldwide Ireland Funds provides the opportunity to make a tangible and lasting gift that helps Ireland bridge the past and the future.