Atlas Network exists to serve and strengthen a worldwide network of more than 450 organizations in 90 countries, all committed to advancing the ideas of liberty. We invite all qualified organizations to apply to become a partner today and to begin enjoying the benefits of the network.

What does it mean to be a partner?

It means your organization shares our vision of a free, prosperous, and peaceful world where limited governments defend the rule of law, private property, and free markets. It also means you welcome professional opportunities to broaden your network and to share ideas and best practices with like-minded organizations around the world. 

What does it mean to qualify?

The mission of Atlas Network is to increase opportunity and prosperity by strengthening a global network of independent civil society organizations that promote individual freedom and remove barriers to human flourishing. To fulfill that mission, it is fundamental that Atlas Network maintains an inclusive network, based on principles of respect and the dignity of the individual. We do that by opposing discrimination, antagonism, and intolerance based on professional status, sexual orientation, gender, age, race, marital status, ethnicity, or religion.  Any Atlas Network partner that takes a public position advocating the restriction of the rights of members of any group based on those characteristics is subject to removal from Atlas Network's global partner directory.

Atlas Network observes commonly accepted standards of professional behavior at our international events and training opportunities. Observation of those standards is a precondition for membership within the network at large.

In addition, qualifying for partnership with Atlas Network means your organization:

  • Has a mission that supports our shared vision.
  • Operates independently (meaning you pursue a diverse base of support from voluntary sources).
  • Has a regularly updated online presence (when appropriate).
  • Has an institutional commitment to full-time or near-full time operation.
  • A budget that supports at least one full-time staff.

If you meet only some of these criteria but you share our vision, we are still eager to support your efforts particularly if your ambition is to meet all partner criteria. View our events, grants, and training pages to find Atlas Network opportunities available to non-partner organizations.

If you have any questions about qualifying for partnership, please contact Erik Eppig, Institute Relations Manager (Erik.eppig@AtlasNetwork.org).

What are the benefits of becoming a partner?

By joining Atlas Network, you will have access to apply for training, grants, and award opportunities throughout the year. Your organization will be listed in the Atlas Network Global Directory and many of your success stories will be shared and promoted throughout our international community of donors, partners, and the media. 

What are the costs?

There is no cost to join the Atlas Network and there are no obligations (Atlas Network does not direct or influence the work of its partners). We only ask that you represent well the principles of liberty we espouse and that you notify us immediately if your organization's mission changes. We also ask that you make a good faith effort to participate actively in the network and that you take advantage of as many Atlas Network programs and services as you find valuable to your organization.

How do I apply?

To become a partner please register for an account in our online applications portal and select "New Partner Application" from the menu of available opportunities.  Applications are reviewed on a biweekly basis and a member of our Institute Relations team will follow up with you should we have any questions about your application.