We are a brand new, Irish foundation dedicated to improving the mental-health of young people.

Helping with Hope

The primary goal of JC Foundation is to provide 365 therapy sessions each year to young adults who simply cannot afford it themselves.

JC Foundation recognises the value of all and the importance of showing kindness to one another - regardless of gender, race, sexuality or faith.

The provision of these 365 free sessions is made possible by our community partners, The Ink Factory & PIERCED.ie.

In a much-maligned world often devoid of understanding and compassion for mental illness, we feel compelled to make this annual donation to ease the burden some of us struggle with each day - in the hopes of leading the way towards a brighter future.
I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again…

Stephen Grellet

Event Fundraiser

This year's event will take place on Saturday October 8th in The Ink Factory (14/15 Wellington Quay & 19 Parliament Street). Our partners PIERCED will also donate a percentage of their proceeds on the day.

On the day, our team of tattoo artists will tattoo 2 script designs. The first is “Care” (€60 minimum donation) and the second is “Stay Strong” (€100 minimum donation). We have chosen to offer two designs at different price points this year to allow those who can to make a larger donation. Through this campaign, we aim to raise €20,000 to fund 365 therapy sessions for young adults in Ireland. Every cent raised on the day will go towards the Foundation’s core mission of delivering 365 therapy sessions each year for those most in need.

Previous campaigns have used slogans like “be kind”, “self-love” or “hope”. Last year, we chose a love-heart, a powerful symbol of the heart of those who are suffering either directly or indirectly with mental-health issues.

JC Foundation, helping with hope.


JC Foundation was established in response to the tragic loss of John Connolly (founder of The Ink Factory) at the age of 33. The Foundation is dedicated to increasing awareness of mental-health issues in young adults and tackling the stigma around reaching out for help.