Amplifying change
A history of the
Atlantic Philanthropies
on the island of Ireland

LGBTQ

LGBTQ

Helping the LBGT Community Secure What’s Rightfully Theirs

Few social issues have progressed over the course of history faster than equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. Atlantic’s investments over

Disability

Disability

Making Life Better for People with Disabilities

Atlantic’s grant-making on behalf of people with disabilities has focused on ensuring their rights are being fully met and making the public and government aware of the

Migrants

Migrants

Protecting the Rights of Migrants and Immigrants

Across the world, people are uprooting themselves seeking better lives in other countries. Yet, millions of migrants are often denied basic rights and face

Reconciliation

Reconciliation

Real Rights Are More Than Words on Paper

When Atlantic began its grant making in Northern Ireland in 1991, the violence known as the Troubles had been going on for more than two decades. Atlantic learned that

Infrastructure

Infrastructure

Innovative Places That Solve Real World Problems

Atlantic invested in capital projects for higher education because of founder Chuck Feeney’s belief that brilliant, capable people who think big can achieve great

Knowledge and learning

Knowledge and learning

Brightening the Research Landscape

Atlantic’s investments in Ireland’s universities grew out of Chuck Feeney’s belief they would help the country develop a knowledge economy needed to compete in the

Knowledge application

Knowledge application

A Smart Way to Help Make a Better World

Atlantic focuses on helping produce the best and brightest minds, create new knowledge and make breakthrough discoveries in fields such as science and medicine. The

Senior citizens

Senior citizens

Aging Well Never Grows Old

Growing older is a constant we all share. To ensure that people in their later years are economically secure, can access quality health care, and have opportunities to

Children and youth

Children and youth

Building Pathways to the Future

All children have a right to education, health, safety and a comprehensive set of services to help them reach their full potential. Atlantic’s grant-making addressed

Citizen participation

Citizen participation

Social Change Through Civic Participation

Atlantic funded several programmes that helped to build the underlying capacity for progress and significant societal change. By putting regular people squarely in the