Benefacts harvests and aggregates data from more than a dozen public sources. We publish the latest data and we provide analysis and analytics services to the sector and its stakeholders.
Benefacts is an independent nonprofit company, established in 2014 to transform the transparency and accessibility of Ireland’s nonprofit sector
Benefacts is governed by a voluntary Board whose directors are drawn from the nonprofit, philanthropy, and professional services sectors
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At the end of July the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (DPER) wrote to say that they would provide no further funding for Benefacts after our current funding agreement expires on 31st December.
According to Minister Michael McGrath’s officials, the project “has met its initial policy rationale of assisting the development of a market for data on the nonprofit sector by stimulating demand from public bodies for such data”.
Despite our strenuous representations, DPER officials reconfirmed earlier this week that “this Department will not be providing further grants to Benefacts in 2021 following the expiration of the current Funding Agreement”. Accordingly the Board had no choice but to commence arrangements for winding up the company and terminating contracts including those with our 20 staff (15 full-time equivalents).