About GFI

Green Foundation Ireland aims to create an awareness of the importance of an ecological and sustainable Ireland through education and community projects. GFI priority and projects are determined by the GFI Board of Directors and are independent of other organisations, although affiliated to the Green European Foundation, through which GFI are networked to other Green Foundations throughout Europe who work for a sustainable Europe. GFI are also members of the Irish Environment Network and the Environmental pillar.

STRUCTURE

GFI is a company limited by guarantee having no share capital and which has been granted charitable status by the Irish Revenue Commissioners. GFI’s decision-making body consists of a Board of directors, which currently consists of Duncan Stewart (Chair); Brendan Hanifin (Company Secretary); John Barry; John Dillon; Claire Downey; Sandy Dunlop; Thomas Legge; Eileen McDermott; Donna Mullen; and Martin Nolan.

GFI organises and carries out its work of creating a sustainable Ireland through an Administrator: Ann O’Conarain, and a volunteer Management Team; Stiofán Nutty (Education Director ); Nuala Ahern (Publications Director); and Tommy Simpson (Projects Co- Ordinator).The members of the Board of Directors and the Management Team volunteer their time and commitment to furthering the vision of GFI of a sustainable Ireland.

GFI Management team

GFI management team works with Administrator Ann O’Conarain to organise and run GFI events, to maintain best practice corporate governance and to keep the Board of Directors informed and engaged with all aspects of the Foundation’s work. The team consists of Director of Education Stiofan Nutty and GFI co–founders of GFI Nuala Ahern and Tommy Simpson. The GFI management team is augmented by Chair Duncan Stewart, and by other Board members for specific projects and events.

ANNUAL REPORTS

We have produced five annual reports – 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2012.

EVENTS and PROJECTS

GFI operates through specific projects for which it seeks funding from appropriate sources. Click here to visit our events page

FUNDING

Funding is project specific, with projects being selected by the Board and approved on merit. Individuals and organisations may apply to GFI to approve their projects and have them forwarded by GFI to appropriate funding organisations.

STRATEGIC PARTNERS

To achieve our goals we seek strategic partnerships with other organisations who share our values.

Our current partner is Green European Foundation (GEF).

FRIENDS OF GFI

We welcome volunteers or donors to GFI or to specific projects, and we plan to hold specific events for such Friends of GFI.