Irish organizations receive $11 million in funding
August 23, 2013
There are a number of ways large foundations like to allocate funding. They might pick a variety of charities that have a cause in common, or perhaps they pick and choose a series of random nonprofits administrators are interested in from a number of different focus areas. Many times, the groups given money in one philanthropic cycle are reside in the same geographical area.
This was the case recently, when Atlantic Philanthropies announced that it has given more than $11 million to various charities in Ireland so far this year, according to UKFundraising. Organizations in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland have benefited from this generosity.
Among the nonprofits awarded money is the Northern Ireland Hospice, which received a $3.5 million grant to improve the quality of life for individuals with end-stage dementia. Additionally, the Irish Hospice Foundation, located in the Republic of Ireland, was given $1.9 million, while the National Children's Bureau received more than $1 million in grants.
Atlantic Philanthropies doesn't just focus its charitable efforts on Ireland. Since it gave its first grant in 1982, the organization has established itself in Bermuda, South Africa, the United States, Australia and Vietnam. By the end of 2012, the organization had given more than $6.3 billion to a large number of charities.
Organizations that are providing funds for multiple nonprofit programs might find it easier to manage their large-scale efforts with fundraising management programs that can account for funds as they are disbursed to recipients.