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Charities and Community Partnerships

Goodbody is proud to partner with several of Ireland’s leading charities and philanthropic organisations to sponsor programmes and events that give back to the community and represent who we are as a firm.


The partners highlighted below represent the four major areas of charitable giving that Goodbody is committed to: investing in our community, ongoing support of the arts and heritage, furthering health research and prevention, and a commitment to environmental protection and preservation. Find out more about each of our partners and how we work with them below. 

Investing in Social Programmes that Enhance our Community

 


 

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The Goodbody Student Managed Fund

With over 30 staff volunteers, the Goodbody Student Managed Fund supports an investment fund competition and education programme that spans the academic year in conjunction with six universities across Ireland. This initiative gives students the opportunity to get real, hands-on experience of managing equity funds as well as mentoring and networking opportunities as they embark on their careers.

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Dublin LGBTQ+ Pride

Dublin LGBTQ+ Pride is an organisation dedicated to raising awareness of the discrimination faced by LGBTQ+ people, by promoting diversity and inclusion in society and championing equality for all people.

Goodbody is focused on supporting the organisation’s conferences, events, and annual parade, as well as delivering Pride at Work training to educate employees about the unique challenges faced by the LGBTQ+ community. Supporting Dublin Pride is aligned with our firmwide commitment to Universal Inclusion for all employees.

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Together Academy

Together Academy is a social enterprise that provides tailored training and employment opportunities for adults with Down syndrome in Ireland. The organisation offers QQI accredited training, a pathways programme and tailored supports.

Together Academy’s work is done with the hopes of improving employment prospects of young adults with Down syndrome, who currently face a 90% unemployment rate nationwide. Goodbody is proud to support the organisation’s Ballsbridge café both as sponsors and patrons.

Boardmatch

Boardmatch is the only Irish charity that specialises in charity board recruitment. Established in 2005 to address the skills needs of the governing bodies of Not-For-Profits, it connects those who are interested in volunteering their skills with organisations that have board vacancies.

Goodbody is focused on supporting their initiatives and events to encourage potential board members to lend their skills and share their personal and professional experiences, ultimately becoming part of an organisation’s strategic development and strengthening Irish charities across the board.

Dublin Simon Community

Dublin Simon Community is an Irish charity offering services and support to people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Since the spiraling of the homeless crisis across Ireland, Dublin Simon Community’s dedicated team have worked to provide life saving services to people in Dublin, Wicklow, Kildare, Meath, Louth, Cavan and Monaghan.

Sponsoring Dublin Simon Community presented Goodbody with a unique opportunity to support the community that we work in, and aid those who are most vulnerable with much needed supports.

Black and Irish

Black and Irish is an organisation dedicated to bringing awareness to, celebrating, and improving the lives of Black and mixed race people in Ireland. Goodbody supports their advocacy work, as well as their community engagement, education and outreach. Black and Irish are driven to build a sense of belonging for all members of the Black and mixed race community in Ireland, and promote a sense of pride around the community’s ability to hold multiple identities and be truly accepted.

Supporting the Arts and Creating New Heritage  

 


 

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Sculpture in Context

Sculpture in Context is the longest running, largest and most important sculpture exhibition in the country. This free event is held annually in the family-friendly National Botanic Gardens and brings together nearly 150 Irish artists of all ages and backgrounds. Goodbody is proud to continue supporting this accessible exhibit with prizes for established and emerging sculptors. 

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Business to Arts

Business to Arts is an organisation that builds creative partnerships between the arts and businesses; so that the creativity of both communities can be harnessed in concert to develop high-quality cultural experiences and world-class collaborations across Ireland. Goodbody is proud to continue working with Business to Arts, as they work to bring meaningful projects to light and provide a voice to individual artists, exhibits and studios.

Abbey Theatre

One of the leading cultural institutions in Ireland since its foundation in 1904, the Abbey Theatre’s ambition is to enrich the cultural lives of everyone with a curiosity for and interest in Irish theatre, stories, artists and culture.

We're happy to offer clients and employees the opportunity to get to know the work of the Abbey Theatre and to witness the production of ambitious, courageous theatre in all its forms.

Furthering Health Research and Prevention

 


 

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Breast Cancer Ireland

Breast Cancer Ireland was established to raise significant funding to support pioneering research programmes, as well as to provide education and awareness about the importance of good breast health amongst women of all ages and backgrounds. Through our partnership we’ll provide funding, fundraising, employee workshops, co-sponsor educational podcasts and provide volunteers for the Great Pink Run that takes place in Dublin, Kilkenny and online.

See Change

See Change is an Irish organisation dedicated to ending mental health stigma. The organisation's goal is to promote greater understanding and support for people with mental health challenges. Since their establishment in 2010, See Change has been working to reduce the discrimination associated with mental health problems and to ensure that everyone enjoys the same rights on an equal basis.

We are happy to work with See Change to promote and advocate for good mental health and to create a workplace culture where all employees are supported.

Committed to Environmental Protection and Preservation

 


 

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Native Woodland Trust

The Native Woodland Trust strives to preserve existing native woodlands, create new woodlands using native seed and provide education to the masses about Ireland’s native forests. The organisation strives to raise awareness about Ireland’s former natural landscape, native trees and how to build a more sustainable future. Goodbody supports the Native Woodland Trust’s preservation efforts, and the organisation’s ongoing educational work.

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UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School Scholarship – MSc in Renewable Energy and Environmental Finance

Goodbody is working with University College Dublin (UCD) to sponsor one student scholarship for the MSc in Renewable Energy and Environmental Finance programme. This MSc course can be undertaken by graduates from a variety of backgrounds, both from an educational and career perspective, with the intention of pursuing a career in the sustainable finance industry.

Goodbody is supporting this cutting-edge qualification, to help develop future talent that will undoubtedly bring a focus on sustainability to the financial services industry post course.

The Irish Student Entrepreneurship Forum (ISEF)

Goodbody is proud to be a continued supporter of the ISEF, a student-run, non-profit initiative that provides a platform for student entrepreneurs in Ireland to launch and grow their businesses.

ISEF hosts a Grand Final event annually, where students pitch their best business ideas. As part of this multi-stage competition, Goodbody asks students to focus on sustainability and we award the top environmentally-friendly submission with the Goodbody Sustainability Award.

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