Since its inception in 2000, the mission of Business in the Community Ireland (BITCI) is to harness the power of Irish business to maximise its positive impact on all its stakeholders. It is a non-profit organisation specialising in advice and guidance to leading companies on corporate responsibility and corporate community involvement. At present we have 68 staff – 44.1FTE.
BITCI is also the national partner in Ireland for CSR Europe, the co-ordinating body on corporate responsibility at a European level. A business driven network, with major social initiatives, BITCI’s membership is drawn from Ireland’s most progressive companies. BITCI has the unique expertise to train and develop capacity on corporate responsibility within organisations; to improve their companies’ reputation, competitiveness and profitability through communicating their social, environmental and community management impacts.
The Community Foundation for Ireland seeks to inspire and assist ambitious donors and supports charities and community groups. Established in 2000, The Foundation has made grants on behalf of donors of over €12 million, mostly in Ireland. Over 50 individuals, families, businesses and other institutions have set up charitable funds under the umbrella of The Foundation. The Community Foundation helps people to engage in more effective and rewarding philanthropic activity by connecting donors to the most deserving and impactful causes. President Michael D. Higgins is the Patron, and the Board is comprised of distinguished representatives from the public, private and community and voluntary sectors. The Community Foundation - ‘connecting people who care with causes that matter’.
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