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  1. XIII International Human Rights Colloquium Civil society AND Sustainability: International human rights funders group (IHRFG)

  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

  5. Who Makes Human Rights Grants? Data Set IHRFG, Ariadne & INWF Members No. of Funders = 703 No. of Funders = 146 Source: The Foundation Center, 2013.

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

  7. Top 10 Human Rights Funders by Number of Grants • Open Society Foundations 1,248 • Ford Foundation 657 • Global Fund for Women 591 • American Jewish World Service 448 • Global Greengrants Fund 363 • Horizons Foundation 322 • Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice 296 • Fund for Global Human Rights 188 • Mensen met een Missie 167 • Gill Foundation 155

  8. Where Do Human Rights Grants Go? Total Dollars = $1.2 Billion Source: The Foundation Center, 2013.

  9. Funding by Regional Focus and Recipient Location

  10. Human Rights Funding for Emerging Powers

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

  12. Who do Human Rights Grants Support?

  13. Human Rights Funding for Latin America & Mexico • Top Funders • Ford Foundation • Open Society Foundations • Susan Thompson Buffet Foundation • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation • The Sigrid Rausing Trust • Top Countries Supported • Mexico $26.4M 247 • Brazil $13.8M 182 • Colombia $10.M 112 • Peru $9.6M 126 • Guatemala $9.6M 124

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

  15. Human Rights Funding for Eastern Europe, Central Asia & Russia Top Funders • Open Society Foundations • The Oak Foundation • The Sigrid Rausing Trust • The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation • Charles Stewart Mott Foundation Top Countries Supported • Russia $12.9M 161 • Bulgaria $2.7M 43 • Moldova $2.4M 21 • Serbia $2.4M 105 • Republic of Georgia $2.2M 36

  16. Human Rights Funding for Middle East & North Africa Top Funders • Ford Foundation • The Sigrid Rausing Trust • Open Society Foundations • New Israel Fund • Opus Prize Foundation Top Countries Supported • Israel $7.2M 165 • Egypt $4.8M 41 • West Bank/Gaza $3.48M 74 • Lebanon $1.7M 22 • Morocco $1.6M 17

  17. Human Rights Funding for Sub-Saharan Africa Top Funders • Ford Foundation • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation • The Atlantic Philanthropies • Open Society Foundations • American Jewish World Service – Donor Advised Funds Top Countries Supported • South Africa $32.9M 188 • Kenya $9.6M 125 • Uganda $7.7M 184 • Nigeria $5.7M 98 • Sierra Leone $2.3M 41

  18. Human Rights Funding for Asia & Pacific Top Funders • Ford Foundation • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation • Open Society Foundations • The Sigrid Rausing Trust • American Jewish World Service Top Countries Supported • India $19.3M 295 • China $9.4M 99 • Philippines $9.0M 76 • Indonesia $4.9M 107 • Nepal $ 3.5M 62

  19. 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

  20. Resources • International Human Rights Funders Group: • www.ihrfg.org • Funder Directory • Advancing Human Rights: Knowledge Tools Initiative: http://foundationcenter.org/gainknowledge/humanrights/ Questions? Feedback? • Mona Chun: mchun@ihrfg.org • Christen Dobson: cdobson@ihrfg.org