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1 CIVIL SOCIETY AND SUSTAINABILITY: INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS FUNDERS GROUP (IHRFG) XIII International Human Rights Colloquium

2 International Human Rights Funders Group Global peer-led network of grantmakers committed to advancing human rights around the world through effective philanthropy 350 foundation members and over 1,200 individuals 24% based outside of the U.S. Research, education and networking

3 Advancing Human Rights: Knowledge Tools for Funders An International Human Rights Funders Group and Foundation Center initiative, in collaboration with Ariadne and the International Network of Women’s Funds Multi-year research initiative to create interactive data and research tools to help human rights funders and advocates increase their effectiveness Set benchmark to track trends

4 What is Human Rights Grantmaking? Advisory Committee Core principles of human rights grantmaking:  Universal Declaration of Human Rights  Structural change  Marginalized populations 26 issue areas combined into 10 overarching areas of activity

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6 Who Makes Human Rights Grants? No. of Funders = 703 Source: The Foundation Center, Data SetIHRFG, Ariadne & INWF Members No. of Funders = 146

7 Top 10 Human Rights Funders by US$ 1. Ford Foundation $159.5M 2. Open Society Foundations $140M 3. The Atlantic Philanthropies $48.2M 4. Susan Thompson Buffet Foundation $42.7M 5. W.K. Kellogg Foundation $41.9M 6. Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program $40.1M 7. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $32.6M 8. Oak Foundation $29.7M 9. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation $23.5M 10. Nationale Postcode Loterij $22.9M

8 Top 10 Human Rights Funders by Number of Grants 1. Open Society Foundations 1, Ford Foundation Global Fund for Women American Jewish World Service Global Greengrants Fund Horizons Foundation Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice Fund for Global Human Rights Mensen met een Missie Gill Foundation 155

9 Where Do Human Rights Grants Go? Source: The Foundation Center, Total Dollars = $1.2 Billion

10 Funding by Regional Focus and Recipient Location

11 CountryTotal Human Rights Funding South Africa$21,960,513 Brazil$13,842,472 Russia$12,873,360 India$12,300,888 China$9,432,734 Nigeria$5,734,731 Turkey$1,184,182 Human Rights Funding for Emerging Powers

12 What Do Human Rights Grants Support? Total Dollars = $1.2 Billion Source: The Foundation Center, 2013.

13 Who do Human Rights Grants Support?

14 Human Rights Funding for Latin America & Mexico Top Funders 1.Ford Foundation 2.Open Society Foundations 3.Susan Thompson Buffet Foundation 4.Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation 5.The Sigrid Rausing Trust Top Countries Supported 1.Mexico $26.4M Brazil $13.8M Colombia $10.M Peru $9.6M Guatemala $9.6M 124

15 Human Rights Funding for the Caribbean Top Funders 1.The Oak Foundation 2.American Jewish World Service 3.Open Society Foundations 4.Ford Foundation 5.The Sigrid Rausing Trust Top Countries Supported 1.Haiti $3.7M 86 2.Cuba $640T 8 3.Dominican Republic $494T 20 4.Jamaica $253T 9

16 Human Rights Funding for Eastern Europe, Central Asia & Russia Top Funders 1. Open Society Foundations 2. The Oak Foundation 3. The Sigrid Rausing Trust 4. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation 5. Charles Stewart Mott Foundation Top Countries Supported 1. Russia $12.9M Bulgaria $2.7M Moldova $2.4M Serbia $2.4M Republic of Georgia $2.2M 36

17 Human Rights Funding for Middle East & North Africa Top Funders 1. Ford Foundation 2. The Sigrid Rausing Trust 3. Open Society Foundations 4. New Israel Fund 5. Opus Prize Foundation Top Countries Supported 1. Israel $7.2M Egypt $4.8M West Bank/Gaza $3.48M Lebanon $1.7M Morocco $1.6M 17

18 Human Rights Funding for Sub-Saharan Africa Top Funders 1. Ford Foundation 2. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation 3. The Atlantic Philanthropies 4. Open Society Foundations 5. American Jewish World Service – Donor Advised Funds Top Countries Supported 1. South Africa $32.9M Kenya $9.6M Uganda $7.7M Nigeria $5.7M Sierra Leone $2.3M 41

19 Human Rights Funding for Asia & Pacific Top Funders 1. Ford Foundation 2. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation 3. Open Society Foundations 4. The Sigrid Rausing Trust 5. American Jewish World Service Top Countries Supported 1. India $19.3M China $9.4M Philippines $9.0M Indonesia $4.9M Nepal $ 3.5M 62

20 Fundraising Tips: What do you look for? Shared vision and values Innovation Good leadership and governance Clarity about purpose and realistic about outcomes Commitment to structural change Responsiveness to community needs and involvement of affected populations Effectiveness and demonstrated impact Position in the human rights field Collaboration with other organizations Spark and passion

21 Resources International Human Rights Funders Group:   Funder Directory Advancing Human Rights: Knowledge Tools Initiative: Questions? Feedback? Mona Chun: Christen Dobson:


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