Atlantic Philanthropies has published details of a review of policies which will decide its priorities in Ireland and other regions as it winds down in 2016.
Atlantic says that not all programme work will continue up to 2016 but for the most part the Foundation’s areas of interest remain the same as before.
The programme areas that will be supported for the closing chapter of Atlantic in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland will be:
• Children and Youth
• Reconciliation and Human Rights
While the programmes areas are similar for the two regions there will be a different emphasis between the North and Republic of Ireland.
Atlantic’s grantmaking in Northern Ireland dates back to the early 1990s. Initial efforts supported peacemaking and strengthening higher education. The focus on the three programme areas of ageing, children & youth, and reconciliation and human rights began in 2004.
The promotion of philanthropy, which has also been an area of interest for Atlantic over the last 20 years, will continue to be a focus, with the Foundation saying it will ‘work to strengthen philanthropy and disseminate our learnings to help develop the field.’
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