Collaborative Philanthropy:
Hosting funder networks and programmes

Philanthropy has lasting impact when we work together with shared purpose. Our hosted programmes collaborate on a range of human rights issues. 

Our philanthropic hosted programmes have collaboration at their heart. They are ongoing programmes which foster long-term, dedicated commitment from established funder networks. We host programmes initiated and established outside Global Dialogue and we partner with groups of donors to create jointly hosted programmes.

Each of our hosted programmes is governed by a Management Committee, Advisory Board or Steering Group, usually comprised of donors to the initiative. A Hosting Agreement governs the relationship between the Global Dialogue Board of Trustees and the programme board and staff. Programme directors report to the Global Dialogue Board of Trustees, via the Global Dialogue executive director.


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.

Migration Exchange

Migration Exchange is an informal network of independent funders. We inform public debate on migration and support efforts to create welcoming communities.

Early Action Funders Alliance

The Early Action Funders Alliance (EAFA) is a group of UK funders who share a vision of a society that prevents problems from occurring rather than one that, as now, copes with the consequences..

Funder’s Initiative for Civil Society

FICS was established in 2016 to develop a strategic funders’ response to the systemic challenge of closing civil society space. We facilitate learning opportunities and collective action, building innovative ways for funders to support a healthy civil society.

Thomas Paine Initiative

The Thomas Paine Initiative is a collaborative grantmaking programme which aims to build stronger support for human rights and to increase the amount of funding for human rights activities in the UK.


UK LGBTI Donor Initiative is a UK based individual donor community with and for donors supporting equal rights of LGBTI people globally. We are one of the first initiatives of its kind in the UK focused on LGBTI social justice causes.

Ambitious Philanthropy

Philanthopy needs ambitious goals to create the change we want to see in the world. We catalyse donor ambitions by amplifying new ideas through our incubated civil society initiatives.

Bold Philanthropy

Global Dialogue identifies areas that will benefit from strategic philanthropic investment. We embrace challenges and bring our joint expertise to the table when we identify new areas to fund.

Agile Philanthropy

Philanthropy can pave the way for major societal change, but it can also get stuck in its ways. Our Special Initiatives help donors find creative ways to address complex social problems.