How Benefacts is governed

Benefacts was established in November 2014. It is a nonprofit company, limited by guarantee without share capital, CRO 553387. Its Board of Directors are appointed by the members of the company, and drawn from the nonprofit, philanthropic, and professional services sectors. Learn more about our board of directors.

The company places a high value on governance standards and has set out on the journey to adopt the Governance Code.

Project Governance

Benefacts engages regularly with a project advisory group chaired by an official from the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform. The group includes the philanthropic funders, along with representatives from Government departments and agencies that have an active engagement with Irish nonprofit organisations.


Benefacts has established a project stakeholders forum, chaired by a nonprofit sector leader. Members of the Forum serve in a personal capacity, and are drawn from the community and voluntary sector, the media, public advocacy, and local and international development.


Benefacts is co-funded by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, the Atlantic Philanthropies, and the Ireland Funds, with grants totaling €3.75 million for the period 2015-2017.

Download a copy of our 2017 Annual Report.