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 adopted the Governance Code.
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.
The principal funders of Benefacts 2018-2020 are the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform and the Ireland Funds. To see Benefacts’ funding agreement and funding oversight agreement with the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, click here.