Big fall in donations at Mary Robinson Foundation
Income at the Mary Robinson Foundation fell by more than 58 per cent in 2016 to €396,223 following a significant drop off in donations.
Large donors including the Rockefeller Foundation, the Schmidt Family and Humanity United contributed heavily to the charity in 2015 but did not donate at all the following year.
The most substantial donations to the organisation in 2016 included a €190,615 contribution from the Packard Foundation and a €150,000 grant from Irish Aid.
Meanwhile, total expenditure at the charity also dropped, albeit less significantly. The 14.4 per cent dip in expenditure came after payroll costs fell by just under €35,000 with a raft of other smaller costs such as travel and subsistence reducing.
Accounts recently filed with the companies office for the 12-month period to the end of last year show that the foundation employed six people full-time in the year.
Salaries for the employees ranged from €70,000 to €80,000.
By the end of the year the charity had some €1.2 million at the bank and in hand, a drop from the previous year of almost 17 per cent.