From the beginning it was always about a way for the Irish diaspora to express their love for Ireland by looking to the country’s future rather than to its past.
In doing so, The Ireland Funds enabled the many friends of Ireland around the globe to constructively express their goodwill back to the island of Ireland. Forty years on, the results of that goodwill have been outstanding. Countless lives have been changed for the better, and The Ireland Funds have grown to become largest network of friends of Ireland. Together, they have raised over $500 million to support thousands of outstanding organizations and initiatives.