Our Mission

ICAF Mission

The Irish Charities American Fund is a new nonprofit corporation headquartered in San Francisco. The ICAF’s purpose is to fund raise in the United States for registered charities located in Ireland, kicking off this year with proceeds benefiting Children in Hospital Ireland.

The Irish Charities American Fund was founded by Paul Downey to harness the power of the 36 million Americans who claim Irish heritage and the over 200,000 Irish-born people living in the U.S.

About Children in Hospital Ireland

Children in Hospital Ireland

Children in Hospital Ireland are a voluntary organization committed to promoting and ensuring the welfare of all children in hospital and their families. For 41 years, the organization has been directly working with sick children to bring them fun and support. CHI uses its expertise to deliver unique daily and weekly play sessions that support child patients, parents and staff in 20 hospital wards and playrooms nationwide.

Win Two Round Trip Tickets to Ireland

Win a Trip to Ireland

"Free draw for two round trip tickets to Ireland." The contest is open to all, aged 18 or over, who are legally permitted to travel between the USA and Ireland. No purchase or payment or donation is required to enter. The Contest is void where prohibited by law and is subject to all applicable local, state, and federal laws. Please support Children in Hospital in Ireland.
The raffle was held in the Irish Consulate in San Francisco on 30th April 2015.
The vice consul, Me Kevin Byrne pick the winning ticket.
The winner is
Mrs Priscilla Parker of Pacifica, California.

Take the Irish Challenge - Be a HERO for Irish Children in Hospital!

Take the Irish Challenge.

Participants may choose any sporting event in Ireland; there are numerous sporting events in every county throughout the year. Approved Sporting events like Marathons, Half Marathons, 10K races, swimming competitions, Bicycle races, Martial Arts tournaments, Rowing, Triathlons, Run-A-Muck, Iron Man and Irish Dance competitions. Please contact us for any sporting event that you wish to participate in.