Christian Funders' Forum

Funders of Christian work who meet to share best practice and work together wherever possible

The Christian Funders’ Forum is a group of executives of grant-making trusts and foundations. Members of the forum grant more than £30 million a year to Christian work. 

London Funders

Cross-sector membership network for funders and investors in London’s civil society.

London Funders is the only cross-sector membership network for funders and investors in London’s civil society, bringing together public sector funders and commissioners, independent foundations, social and corporate investors, lottery funders and others. Our members invest in every aspect of London’s life, from the arts through to welfare, and they fund across all 32 boroughs and the City of London.  We’re focused on collaboration – convening funders to connect, contribute and cooperate together, to help people across London’s communities to live better lives.

Ariadne

European peer-to-peer network of funders and philanthropists who support social change and human rights

Ariadne is a network for funders set up and run by funders. It is a private community that connects European donors and foundation staff working to support social change, human dignity, human rights and justice.

Participatory Grantmakers

A community of practice to share knowledge about participatory grantmaking

Participatory grantmaking has been practiced for many years and is increasingly being explored, promoted, and strategically used by foundations and collaboratives around the world. While there is a growing body of literature and tools to help people wherever they are in their participatory journeys, there is also an interest in learning from others, sharing experiences and growing the practice together. The Participatory Grantmakers community of practice aims to be this missing space for practitioners to access knowledge and connect with one another.

Grant Givers' Movement

A non-hierarchical gathering of people who work in grant-giving, enabling them to raise their collective voice about pressing issues affecting the sector

The movement is an opportunity for people working in grant giving to collaborate. Together, we seek to challenge the status quo on issues such as where endowments are invested, where power lies, systems change and the role of philanthropy in tackling some of society’s most pressing problems. Ultimately, it’s about joining up and improving grant-making from within.

Activities

​Conversation: We exist to connect grant makers and to facilitate meaningful discussion around the challenges in our sector.

WM Funders Network

A support network for funders in the West Midlands, helping them to work more effectively and increase their impact on people and communities

WM Funders Network (WMFN) is a membership association for charitable trusts, foundations, other charitable funders and individuals interested in funding the West Midlands voluntary, community and social enterprise sector.

Its members range from large national trusts that give grants in the region to locally-based grant givers, social investors and individuals.

It aims to: