A new report: Giving & Gaining: How Entrepreneurs View Philanthropy in Ireland,  is available from The Community Foundation for Ireland. The study is based on independent research supported by AIB Private Banking and undertaken by Sia Partners in 2014.

The report provides some interesting insights into entrepreneurs’ current engagement in philanthropy and their motivations to give. 96% of respondents indicate that they give in some way – through financial donations, time or expertise, which is very positive. However, while two thirds of respondents indicated a clear understanding of ‘philanthropy’ only one third perceive they give in such a way.

Positively, despite relatively low engagement in structured and strategic giving to date, the study finds that there is a clear appetite for engaging more in philanthropy amongst many entrepreneurs. There is also a clear interest in seeing certain trends and supports which have encouraged entrepreneurs to engage in philanthropy globally, replicated in Ireland so that there is a more supportive environment for philanthropy.

Please download the full report here .Giving and Gaining Report(PDF 2MB)