The European AI Fund is a philanthropic initiative to shape the direction of AI in Europe. Our long-term vision is to promote an ecosystem of European public interest and civil society organisations working on policy and technology, based on a diversity of actors and a plurality of goals that represents society as a whole 


Shaping the
direction of AI

We are a group of national, regional and international foundations working in Europe. The fund is supported by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, King Baudouin Foundation, Luminate, Mozilla, Oak Foundation, Open Society Foundations and Stiftung Mercator. The European AI Fund is hosted by the Network of European Foundations.


Open call
for proposals

Closes on November 1, 2020

Our first open call aims to strengthen the ability of civil society organisations in Europe to play a crucial role at a pivotal time: to effectively shape and influence public and policy debates about the shape and form that Europe’s digital transformation should take 

Our aim is to help build the capacity of those who already work on AI and Automated Decision Making (ADM). At the same time, we want to bring in new civil society actors to the debate, especially those who haven’t worked on issues relating to AI yet, but whose domain of work is affected by AI.

In this funding round, we are making available a total amount of 1,000,000 Euros. Grants can be used for general operating support and for institutional strengthening.