About the data

Benefacts prepared this report using data from the latest financial statements and other regulatory disclosures of Irish and international philanthropies, augmented by additional data volunteered to Benefacts on request. The analysis relates to philanthropic grant expenditure in 2019. To avoid the risk of double counting, we have not counted the reported receipts of nonprofits from philanthropies.

We digitise regulatory documents from a number of Irish sources: chiefly the Charities Regulatory Authority, the Companies Registration Office, and Revenue. We acquire regulatory data (from Candid.) about giving in Ireland by philanthropies in the US and elsewhere around the world.

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