The Cork Foundation, Connecting the Cork network globally to support Cork people locally.

Cork Foundation Aims

  • Match donors: Connect local and international donors to social enterprise projects in the community.

  • Create Jobs: Contributions go towards creating sustainable jobs.

  • Improve lives: The Jobs created help improve the lives and families that make Cork great.

  • Give back: Provide a meaningful way to give back to your people, place and heritage.


We help a diverse range of local communities in Cork to survive and thrive.

About us

“Social Enterprise is an operator in the social economy whose main objective is to have a social impact rather than make a profit for their owners and shareholders

We might be able to help. Have you an idea you want to discuss with our team. Do you want to make a difference?

Cork Foundation to support charity with a €120,000 donation to fund suicide awareness programme

Three new jobs will be created and a suicide awareness initiative rolled out at Cork Life Centre, following a €120,000 donation from the unique philanthropic fund Cork Foundation.

Two new councillors and one teacher will join the two full-time staff and 70 volunteers at the Sunday’s Well voluntary organisation, which offers an alternative learning environment to marginalised and vulnerable young people.

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