Advancing Human Rights: Update on Global Foundation Grantmaking, Key Findings - 2017 Edition

Publication date: 
February, 2017
Source(s): 
Foundation Center and International Human Rights Funders Group

Advancing Human Rights: Update on Global Foundation Grantmaking, Key Findings - 2017 Edition

In 2014, foundations allocated $2.7 billion in support of human rights.

The Advancing Human Rights initiative defines human rights grantmaking as funding in pursuit of structural change, often in support of marginalized populations, to advance rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and subsequent rights treaties.

All grantmaking consistent with this definition was included in this research, including grants by funders who do not consider themselves to be human rights funders but who support work in intersecting fields...

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