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Work on creating Benefacts Database of Irish Nonprofits began in Q2 2015 and ceased in Q1 2022. Extracts from Benefacts Database of Irish Nonprofits can be accessed here.

Your use of the data is governed by the license terms set out in each folder – these reflect the terms under which Benefacts sourced the public data in the first place. 

All registered Irish nonprofits* as at 31st December 2021

Financial data manually harvested by Benefacts between 2015 and 2021

Governance (legal statements of purpose) data harvested by Benefacts using OCR between 2015 and 2021

Irish Nonprofits funded from the proceeds of the National Lottery in 2020

Reported State funding of €7.4bn to Irish nonprofits in 2020

* This list includes 22,707 nonprofits included on one or more of the public registers listed below. In addition to these, Benefacts harvested names and some other data for 3,139 religious bodies (published by Church authorities) – and local nonprofits (listed on the websites of Public Participation Networks for each county in Ireland). Since neither of these groups are covered by Open Data regulations, the data was used for research purposes only and is not included here.

All personal data (e.g. directors’ names) has been removed from these files.