Charities We Support
The funds industry in Ireland positively contributes to our local communities in a number of ways. Beyond providing employment in both the industry and other businesses supporting industry companies, our member companies and their employees give both time and financial support to a wide range of charitable organisations.
Irish Funds actively supports two nominated charities: basis.point and HFC Ireland.
basis.point is an Irish charity established in 2013 that aims to improve educational opportunities for those in need in Ireland, particularly young people. The charity is the brainchild of representatives of the Irish funds industry and was set up to facilitate the industry in giving something back to our community on a “joined up giving” basis.
basis.point achieves its goal by providing grants to other Irish registered charities to fund educational programmes for disadvantaged young people. Individuals and corporates involved with the Irish funds industry become patrons of basis.point and agree to make annual contributions so that basis.point can commit to multi-year grants. In this way a real and lasting impact can be achieved by the educational programmes funded by basis.point. To date, basis.point has made grant commitments totalling over €710,000 to five different charities. Find out more about specific grants.
One of the key objectives of basis.point and one that distinguishes it from many other charities is that 100% of every patron donation to the charity goes directly to basis.point's grant initiatives. This is achieved in two ways: firstly, by the huge support provided by so many volunteers in the funds industry free of charge, and secondly by running two annual awareness and funding events, the net proceeds of which help to defray all operational expenditures that arise throughout the year.
Additionally, the results of the Independent Evaluation and Impact Report on basis.point’s first two grants completed by Genio, an established independent body, has been extremely positive and validated the basis.point approach to funding. View report.
Find out more at basispoint.ie.
A global foundation supported by the generosity of Hedge Funds Care and Private Equity Cares, Help For Children provides grants to the most effective and efficient child abuse prevention and treatment interventions in six countries, making the world a safer place for children.
Supported by the global resources of Help For Children, HFC Ireland raises money in Ireland for distribution to Irish charities that operate to prevent and treat child abuse in Ireland.
The HFC Ireland grants committee works with an Academic Consultant from Trinity College Dublin to ensure that the funds are well spent and in only two short years of operation (2014 and 2015) HFC Ireland has distributed over €151,000 in 11 grants.
HFC Ireland was founded in 2013 by initial Board Members from Deloitte, HSBC, KPMG, Maples & Calder, Morgan Stanley and PwC and now includes EY, William Fry, Hedgeserv and DMS Governance in its Irish membership.
Partnering with top tier service providers, Help For Children grants educate the public about child maltreatment, prevent abuse from occurring in high risk families, provide treatment to children who have been abused, advocate for better child welfare policies, research effective and pioneering therapies, and train practitioners in the best child abuse prevention and treatment interventions available – all to make the world a better and safer place for children.
Find out more at ireland.hfc.org.