Ethical and Sustainable Finance Policy

Ethical and Sustainable Finance Policy


Our mission is to grant wishes to children who are living with life-threatening illnesses. We bring hope, joy and lasting memories to each wish child and their family. To execute the wishes, we rely entirely on external funding through corporate, private and individual donations. Accessing funds & donations through ethical sources is quite important to us and strengthens our long-term financial planning.


The policy governs our commitment towards ethical and responsible sourcing of funds.


The policy applies to the Make-A-Wish in Ireland 

Our Commitment

As a charity we depend on fundraising for all of our income. Donations are generated from a variety of sources and Make-A-Wish undertakes reasonable due diligence to verify that donors are not part of any activity that is in conflict with our values. We ensure that donations are or will be accepted if they will positively impact our organisation, our wish children and our reputation. We have determined specific metrics to monitor our access to ethical fund sources:

  • Monetary value categorised into type of funders (government, private donors, corporates, individual contributions)
  • Largest donors

To implement our commitments we shall be guided by the following:

  • Code of ethics and conduct policy
  • Exclusion list which provides types of fund sources/donors whose values does not align with Make-A-Wish (Example: alcoholic beverage companies, gambling; corporates involved in human rights violation etc)

Donor Due Diligence

Due diligence is conducted on potential partnerships including review of audited accounts and research into past media news. Values of organisation are important to Make-A-Wish.