Institutional & foundation partners
CBM Ireland receives financial support from government programmes and foundations that share our values and want to improve life for people affected both by extreme poverty and disability. Read more about our projects
Our largest institutional donor is the Irish Government, through Irish Aid, which funded our Community-based Rehabilitation project in the Democratic Republic of Congo (2016-2018) and is funding our Bridge the Gap project in Ethiopia (2018-2021).
The final evaluation of our Democratic Republic of Congo project was facilitated by our partner HEAL Africa, and conducted by an external evaluator. It provides useful insights into the overall success of the two year project and can be read here.
The Australian Government also supports CBM Ireland through its aid programme Australian Aid. It co-funded a solar power project at the Centre for Physical Rehabilitation of Shirika la Umoja in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2018. This programme will provide a steady electrical supply to a rural medical rehabilitation centre, where long periods of no electricity supply are common.
ElectricAid strives to contribute to the relief of poverty and emergencies and has supported three projects in partnership with CBM: a solar power project at the Centre for Physical Rehabilitation of Shirika la Umoja in DRC, St. Francis Mission Hospital Eye Care Theatre Project in Zambia and an emergency response to the drought and famine in Kenya in 2017.
L'OCCITANE Foundation funds projects that contribute to the fight against avoidable blindness around the world. In 2017 the foundation generously supported our project to provide eye care to rural communities in Zambia's Eastern Province, through four surgical outreach camps that helped people who otherwise may have lost their sight.
Bank of Ireland Staff Third World Fund
The generous staff of Bank of Ireland, through Bank of Ireland Staff Third World Fund, funded equipment needed for a new eye care surgical theatre which CBM built in St Francis Mission Hospital in Zambia. It's the only dedicated eye theatre in Katete, now delivering sight-saving surgery for hundreds of people every year.