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Last week, Benefacts adopted and published our 2019 annual report, marking five years in business making the work of Irish nonprofits more transparent and more accessible.

We thought we would have a look in our Database of Irish Nonprofits to see what other anniversaries might strike a chord with visitors to Benefacts.ie.

The Economic and Social Research Institute is 60 this year. Like Benefacts, it was established under a far-sighted partnership with 50:50 co-funding between the Irish Government and a prominent philanthropic foundation – in their case, the Ford Foundation, in ours, the Atlantic Philanthropies and the Ireland Funds. May we live so long.

We were curious to see what other nonprofits had reached their 50th birthdays around the same time, and we found some encouraging evidence of the durability of Irish nonprofit companies.

Gorta, which recently merged to become Self-Help Africa was 50 last year; so was St Michael’s House, the Scouts Association, the Consumers Association of Ireland, the Irish Family Planning Association and PACE – Prisoners’ Aid Through Community Effort. Have a look at the full list here.

2020 will see fiftieth birthdays for the Irish Georgian Society, the Marketing Society, Dublin Simon Community, Ballyfermot Community Association and more.

50 years is a long time in the life of any company. How many commercial SMEs have passed their fiftieth anniversary with so much to show in terms of contributing to the quality of life in Ireland?

Nonprofit companies* with birthdays in 2019

BenefactsIDIncorporated DateOrganisation Name
806787021/02/1969SHERRARD HOUSE
534980924/02/1969GORTA
396480211/03/1969THE BANDON GERIATRIC AND COMMUNITY COUNCIL
654986020/03/1969IRISH FAMILY PLANNING ASSOCIATION COMPANY LIMITED BY GUARANTEE
594577409/04/1969TRIALS DRIVERS' CLUB COMPANY LIMITED BY GUARANTEE
806995525/04/1969THE SALLYNOGGIN OLD FOLKS ASSOCIATION
329455405/05/1969CAHIR PARK GOLF CLUB COMPANY LIMITED BY GUARANTEE
694198405/05/1969IRISH SUB-AQUA CLUB COMPANY LIMITED BY GUARANTEE
407778306/05/1969THE IRISH ANTIQUE DEALERS ASSOCIATION COMPANY LIMITED BY GUARANTEE
591918718/06/1969THE CONSUMERS ASSOCIATION OF IRELAND
705067913/10/1969P.A.C.E. (PRISONERS AID THROUGH COMMUNITY EFFORT) COMPANY LIMITED BY GUARANTEE
172744119/12/1969ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL STUDIES
277722825/07/1969THE SCOUT ASSOCIATION OF IRELAND TRUST CORPORATION COMPANY LIMITED BY GUARANTEE
493320812/12/1969THE PATRICIAN TRUST

Nonprofit companies* with birthdays in 2020

BenefactsIDIncorporated DateOrganisation Name
755795012/02/1970ST. GERARD'S SCHOOL
345263423/03/1970ARDEE INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT COMPANY DESIGNATED ACTIVITY COMPANY
250283618/06/1970NORTHSIDE SHOPPING CENTRE PROMOTION ASSOCIATION COMPANY LIMITED BY GUARANTEE
200790616/07/1970REGINA MUNDI (CORK) LIMITED
642488630/07/1970BANTRY BAY GOLF CLUB COMPANY LIMITED BY GUARANTEE
284714027/08/1970IRISH GEORGIAN FOUNDATION
583590719/11/1970THE PARNELL G.A.A. CLUB COMPANY LIMITED BY GUARANTEE
154361526/11/1970THE MARKETING SOCIETY COMPANY LIMITED BY GUARANTEE
305693703/12/1970THE BALLYFERMOT COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
419635004/12/1970DUBLIN SIMON COMMUNITY

* Benefacts doesn’t have incorporation dates for nonprofits that are not incorporated as companies, e.g. religious foundations and unincorporated trusts whose foundation, in many cases, pre-dates the foundation of the Irish State.