The Matheson Foundation
Promoting corporate philanthropy and helping Irish children to fulfil their potential
The Matheson Foundation is our corporate philanthropy initiative. As one of Ireland’s largest law firms, we believe in developing talent. Talent is the backbone of our firm and the service we provide. However, our commitment to encouraging talent extends beyond our firm.
The Matheson Foundation has two clear goals: to help children in Ireland to fulfil their potential; and to encourage corporate philanthropy in Ireland. Established in 2006 and formerly known as the Matheson Giving Programme, the Matheson Foundation continues to foster a spirit of developing talent and achievement in Ireland, so that every Irish child – whatever their background – is assisted in achieving their full potential.
To this end, the Matheson Foundation works with a number of organisations focused on helping Irish children. These range from charities that provide protection and physical and mental care for children, to those that advocate for children, to organisations that help to educate children to achieve their full potential.
We do more than merely provide donations. Instead, the Matheson Foundation is focused on helping our talented people to help other people. Volunteers from the firm build relationships with our chosen organisations, creating a spirit of active engagement between Matheson and the organisations we support.
Some of the organisations and initiatives supported by the Matheson Foundation include:
- The Festival Of Curiosity›
- Play Park Ballyfermot›
- The Centre for Talented Youth, Ireland (CTYI)›
- The Matheson Junior Debating National Mace›
- The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (ISPCC)›
- Philanthropy Ireland / The Funding Network›
- The National Gallery of Ireland Children’s Education Programme›
- The Little Museum of Dublin›
Watch the video of the first event of The Festival of Curiosity 2014
The Matheson Foundation has also supported many other Irish charities and organisations.