European Funders for Social Change and Human Rights

Ariadne is a network of European social change and human rights funders who work together to strengthen philanthropy, help funders act strategically, and encourage new donors to enter the field with maximum impact.


Ariadne helps funders achieve more together than they can alone, linking donors to a supportive network of colleagues and provide access to community-created tools of support.

Current initiatives include a monthly newsletter, the annual Policy Briefing, Grant Skills day, and Forecast events, a mentoring scheme for grantmakers, and the Ariadne portal which connects grantmakers with peers in active communities focused on different issues, regions or languages.


With thanks to: Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, Fondation Charles Leopold Mayer, Oak Foundation Open Society Foundations, Sigrid Rausing Trust, Zennstrom Philanthropies for grant funding Ariadne, alongside the voluntary contributions of Ariadne members.


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