Ariadne is a European peer-to-peer network of more than 570 funders and philanthropists who support social change and human rights. Ariadne helps those using private resources for public good achieve more together than they can alone by providing access to a number of community created tools and a supportive network of colleagues.
We organise free or subsidised master-classes, workshops and grant skills days across Europe and hold regular tele-briefings on emerging issues. We offer funders access to a secure online portal which includes a searchable online library of human rights, social change and grant skills resources, and publish a monthly digest, called Ariadne’s Thread, which carries details of research, policy changes and new reports of interest to social change and human rights funders. Our annual Policy Briefing brings together funders and philanthropists to discuss the emerging trends that are affecting funding for human rights and social change in Europe. We publish an annual community-created resource called the Ariadne Forecast, which aims to help funders see the big picture and discover new trends, both in issues and grant-making practice, so that they can plan ahead.
Ariadne is directed by Julie Broome. Funders and philanthropists who are based in Europe or fund in Europe and are interested in social change and human rights are warmly invited to contact Julie for more information about joining the Ariadne network at firstname.lastname@example.org.