30 Merrion Square North
Dublin 2, D02 VE40


Change led by experience a committed, international team with a learning mindset


Guiding Principles


We put impact on extremely poor people first

  • We take action with compassion and a people focus.
  • We proactively identify and fill gaps, supporting what is needed, rather than what is comfortable.

We seek systems change to achieve our vision, mission and goal

  • We prioritise long-term results.
  • We seek catalytic interventions.

We operate with trust,
respect and integrity

  • We set clear priorities.
  • We value efficiency and quality.

We learn
every day

  • We invest in knowledge building and sharing.
  • We challenge assumptions, including our own.
  • We take risks to support innovation.

We are collaborative

  • We create a safe space for thought partnership.
  • We foster alliances and build relationships.

Our Directors

Mick Swift

Non-executive Director

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Conor Brosnan

Chief Executive Officer & Chairperson

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Tony Gannon

Non-executive Director

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Our Team

Imelda Casey

Chief Operating Officer & Company Secretary

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Nicola Mulcahy

Operations Executive

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Abena Opoku-Acquah

Investment Manager at Emerald Africa Financing Facility

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Thomas Caffrey Osvald

Networks & Systems Lead

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Finola Mohan

Impact Management & Learning Executive

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Sally Walkerman

Impact Management & Learning Lead

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Karina Wong

Head of Investments

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Jack Carey

Data & Learning Analyst

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Tracy Nzilani

Acting Investment Analyst

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Gerard Wynne

Investment Executive

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Gwendolyn Beeman

Communications Executive

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Alex Simuyandi

Principal at Emerald Africa Financing Facility

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Annual Reports

Small Foundation Annual Report 2022

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