Global Dialogue was founded by Andrew Puddephatt in 2006 with a wide-ranging brief to promote human rights around the world. Our first programme, the Strategic Fund for Turkey, enabled several private funders to support the emerging human rights movement in Turkey at a critical time of transition in the region.
In 2009 we founded Ariadne to bring together funders and philanthropists supporting human rights and social change into a supportive network sharing resources and expertise. In 2011 members of Ariadne founded the Thomas Paine Initiative, our collaborative fund for human rights in the UK. We now have eights programmes supporting human rights and social change around the world, specialising in supporting collaboration between funders across Europe.
Global Dialogue is registered as a charity (1122052) and a limited company (5775827) in England and Wales.
We are an associate member of the Association of Charitable Foundations (UK), the European Foundation Centre (Belgium), and members of the Human Rights Funders Network(USA).
Global Dialogue is governed by a board of trustees chaired by Debbie Pippard, Head of Programmes, Barrow Cadbury Trust.
The Global Dialogue board also includes Lisa Hashemi, Department for Education; Elizabeth Palmer, Senior News Correspondent, CBS; Andrew Puddephatt, Executive Chair, Global Partners Digital Advisory Board; and Walter Veirs, Regional Director CEE/Russia, C.S. Mott Foundation.
Our annual report and accounts, including details of our grant expenditure, are available on the Charity Commission website.
We also share our grants data with other funders online through the Philanthropy In/Sight map created by The Foundation Center, the Human Rights Funders Network and Ariadne.