Partnerships are essential to our long-term sustainability and we depend on funding and expertise from a wide range of sources to keep our work going. Your commitment will enable us to continue to create safe spaces that facilitate authentic engagement – spaces that our young people crave. Soar’s work would not be possible without the funding and support from our Corporate Partners, Support Partners and Associate Partners.

By partnering with Soar, you will be making a significant contribution towards empowering the next generation of young people in Ireland. To discuss how your organisation can join the movement, contact our CEO Mark McDonnell at

Friends of Soar

These friends embody the work of Soar with passion, possibility and integrity. They have shown up at pivotal stages in Soar’s development and contributed with much needed funding, expertise and mentorship. They are the bedrock on which this organisation is built.

Susan Dargan, Tony Garry, Michael Kearney, Tony Keily, Niamh Patten, Declan Ryan & Michael Slein.

Corporate Partners

The One Foundation are a private philanthropic fund and one of Soar’s key anchor partners. They have believed in Soar from the earliest stage and have supported the organisation at decisive stages since 2012. Soar is honored to enter into a 5-year partnership with the foundation, where their financial assistance and sector expertise is providing a platform to increase our scale and maximise our impact. Their commitment to the well-being of young people is enabling Soar to be brave and fulfil our potential.

2016 was the first year of our partnership with AIB where their support greatly contributed towards reaching 5,568 young people, launching our Young Women’s Program and training the next generation of Soar facilitators. In 2017, AIB’s investment is focused on reaching more young people in schools, the initial phases of our Young Men’s Program and supporting our transition to a more sustainable model.

Soar’s collaboration with Fenero is based on a real symmetry between our organisations. Fenero’s progressiveness around well-being in the workplace made it a perfect alignment. Fenero provides financial assistance towards our programs and financial and taxation expertise and support.

LED Group's impact was felt immediately in 2015 with support to increase the training of our facilitators and reach more young people across Ireland. This support entailed financial contribution, business expertise and mentorship to Soar’s Leadership Team. Over the last 2 years LED Group has been called upon at important junctures for Soar and they stood with us.

Stelfox believed in our vision for young people from the beginning and had the conviction and bravery to be the first people to financially back Soar’s co-founders. This action enabled Tony Griffin and Karl Swan to commit themselves to the creation of Soar and the organisation we have grown into today. The Stelfox contribution has been vast diverse and impactful. The entire team has supported in some way with financial support, fundraisers, business expertise, mentorship, friendship and a community spirit that nourishes our organisation.

Support Partners

KPMG got behind Soar in our first year by auditing our annual accounts and providing the safety and assuredness that comes with highly professional expertise. The unwavering support from KPMG has only increased, with a dedicated team supporting us on the ground ensuring our accounting and financial framework are to the highest standards. This level of professionalism and transparency is of great assistance to Soar’s ethics.

A&L Goodbody have partnered with Soar since our inception. Initially A&L would have provided legal guidance and assistance in the formation of the organisation. A&L have always been available to Soar with advice regarding the good governance of the organisation. This has culminated with the provision of a senior company secretarial advisor to sit on Soar’s Board of Directors.

Emerald Travel are an Ireland specialist travel organisation based in Melbourne, Australia. Soar’s deep connection to The Reach Foundation in Melbourne results in a regular flow of Reach and Soar people commuting to the other side of the world. Seamus and Chris have assisted with flights, connected Soar to the Irish community in Australia, provided funding opportunities and have literally opened their homes to Soar. Seamus and Chris are dear friends to Soar in so many ways.