OUR STORY SO FAR

Social Innovation Fund Ireland (SIFI) was created in 2013 by the Irish Government to stimulate philanthropy and to support social innovation. To stimulate this, it put up a €5 million challenge fund, to be drawn down as it is matched by private contributions.

In 2016, the Programme for Government committed to increase the scale of SIFI matched funding to €50 million, creating a potential €100 million fund.

To date, SIFI has raised over €5 million in philanthropic pledges. We have granted just under €1 million to 12 awardees which collectively impact the 26 counties of the Republic of Ireland.

We are fast building momentum to become a significant force in helping attack social disadvantage and exclusion across a broad spectrum of Irish society.