Making a Gift | Boarding School Kildare | Clongowes Wood College

Thank you for supporting the Clongowes Foundation. Your gift will make a lasting difference to the students attending the College.

You can find details below how to support our Development Projects, the Alberto Hurtado Bursary Programme, the Alberto Hurtado Endowment Fund or an unrestricted donation to be utilised where it will best benefit Clongowes Wood College.  To plan a Legacy gift and become a member of the Fr Kenney Legacy Society please click here

Your donation & Tax-efficient giving

Since January 2013, Irish charities have been able to claim back significant tax relief on donations under the Revenue’s Charitable Donations Scheme. Tax on donations over €250 may be claimed back at a blended rate of 31% if the donor is PAYE or self-employed. By completing a CHY3 or CHY4 form your donation can provide additional revenue to the Foundation at no extra cost to you. See table below for a breakdown of the Tax benefits of your donation with circa 45% rebate from revenue each year.

Monthly Donation Annual Donation Total Gift over 6 years Tax Rebate Total value of your gift over 6 years
€21 €252 €1,512 €680 €2,192
€50 €600 €3,600 €1,620 €5,220
€100 €1,200 €7,200 €3,240 €10,440
€250 €3,000 €18,000 €8,100 €26,100
€500 €6,000 €36,000 €16,200 €52,200
€1,000 €12,000 €72,000 €32,400 €104,400

Making a Donation

You can make a one off, monthly or annual donation via the following methods

Bank Transfer – AIB Private Banking, 10 Molesworth St., Dublin 2

IBAN: IE96 AIBK 9303 9303 0650 45 / BIC: AIBKIE2D

Standing Order – complete this form and return it to Clongowes Foundation

Cheque (made payable Clongowes Foundation and sent to Clongowes Foundation, FREEPOST, Clongowes Wood College, Co. Kildare W91 DN40)

Online through Easypayments Plus, to register and use this option click the button below

To maximise your donation please complete this CHY3 Cert Clongowes Foundation Form and send to Clongowes Foundation,

Making a Pledge

You may wish to make a pledge/donation to the Foundation over a certain period. Donors can choose a figure and a time period that is right for them. Please choose from one of the below pledge forms depending on your residency.

Pledge Form U.S.A

Gifts from our donors in the U.S.A can be made through the Clongowes Foundation U.S Inc. As a registered Foundation, Donors can avail of tax planning and matching gifts by Corporates in the U.S

Clongowes Wood Foundation U.S.Inc. is registered in the United States as a 501© (3) not for profit organization and all contributions to Clongowes Wood Foundation U.S Inc. are fully tax-deductible. Access the form via the Pledge Form United States Portal below. Please return forms to

UK Donation Process

Donations to Clongowes Wood College from the UK can be made via The Ireland Funds Great Britain, please download the donation form here and return it to The Ireland Funds.

You can maximise your donation by claiming Gift Aid, adding 25p to every £1 donated.

Please advise Clongowes Foundation via Email of your donation. Email 

Your gift may be dedicated to a family member, friend or loved one.  All donors and dedications are remembered in our annual Mass of Thanksgiving for Benefactors (December 17th 2023) which you are invited to attend.

If you would prefer to discuss your donation in person, please call the Foundation at +353 (0) 45 902 334 or email Emma or Antoinette

Antoinette Kelly

Director of Development
Clongowes Foundation

Tel: 00353 (0) 45 838 215
M: 00353 (0) 083 2083363

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