The State is the biggest individual source of funding to the nonprofit sector, but nearly 80% of State funding is directed at just over 100 medium and large nonprofits, mostly in service fees to health and social care, higher education and local development.
In advocacy, law, politics, professional, and vocational organisations, the balance of income is mainly derived from earned revenues whereas philanthropy, voluntarism and international organisations are most heavily reliant on fund-raised income and philanthropic donations.
More than 220 Government departments or agencies including local authorities provided at least €6.2bn in fees or grants to nonprofits in Ireland during 2019.
Many nonprofits solicit donations from individuals, corporations and philanthropies, but only 52 are solely dedicated to fundraising year-round. There is no financial information available for 12 fundraising nonprofits that were included in last year’s report, for abridgement or other reasons. Using these indicators, professional fundraising costs are about 16% of the value of income raised.
|Year||Number of dedicated fundraising charities||Total number of employees||Number of employees whose remuneration greater than €70,000||Total payroll €000||Total Income €000|