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 … 9 years provided crucial support to organizations in the Republic of Ireland and South Africa working to change laws and attitudes and remove other barriers so that LGBT people could enjoy the same rights and protections as their fellow citizens.
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 … discrimination they experience when their needs are ignored.
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 … discrimination and exploitation. Atlantic’s investments have supported groups advocating for policy reform and working to build opportunity, providing hope and promoting dignity for millions of these most vulnerable, marginalised and undervalued individuals.
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 … the key to effective peacebuilding and reconciliation is supporting progressive forces at the grassroots level, including those closest to the conflict, and addressing the harm suffered from inequalities. To reduce the chance of violence in the future, mechanisms and structures were put in place to protect human rights, address inequalities and promote reconciliation.
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 … things with the right support. At the same time, Atlantic supplemented those investments with grants for scholarships that made it possible for deserving students to benefit from the educational opportunities these institutions offered. Atlantic support also enabled many universities to attract renowned academics that helped institutions become world-class centers of learning.
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 … world. The investment in PRTLI initiated a massive investment in research, creating international quality institutions, transforming the research landscape and producing world class research and PhDs.
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 … payoff has been stronger economies, scientific progress and improved health care, especially for disadvantaged and vulnerable people.
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 … make meaningful contributions to their communities, Atlantic invested in organizations focused on the needs of older adults, especially the most disadvantaged and vulnerable. Atlantic has also worked to help create age-friendly policies.
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 … significant disparities in support systems for children and helped expand opportunities critical to their healthy and positive development.
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 … middle of the action, Atlantic empowered small and large groups to play active roles in effecting change in their communities, both local and national.