Leap is a collective of activists, social entrepreneurs, foundations, and philanthropists that supports systemic change in society. It started in 2020 by a couple of individuals with close ties to the European philanthropic scene who shared the wish to contribute to a change in European philanthropy. Romy joined the group in August 2020 when it became clear that participatory practices would be at the core of this work. A 10 people facilitation group formed in spring 2021 is now running the Leap Collective.
The initiative hosts philanthropic experiments in collaboration with institutional funders and private philanthropists. All experiments are centred around participatory processes and systems change and directly channel funds to systems change efforts, but also hopefully produce ripple effects to influence European philanthropy at large.