Jesse H. and Susan R. Oppenheimer Foundation: Grants for Human Rights

OVERVIEW: This foundation tends to support large international groups with sizable rights projects, programs, and campaigns.

IP TAKE: Given Oppenheimer's proclivity for big outfits, smaller groups may have difficulty securing grants.

PROFILE: The San Antonio, Texas-based Jesse H. and Susan R. Oppenheimer Foundation focuses on grantmaking for conservation, education and medical causes; however, it also supports human rights projects around the world. Its human rights-related funding tends to favor INGOs such as the International Rescue Committee, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International.

Oppenheimer maintains a low public profile, and does not feature a formal staff or website. In addition, the foundation does not accept unsolicited grant applications or requests for funding, and tends to support the same organizations for several years. It appears Oppenheimer awards grants for general operating support rather than project-only or program-specific grants. Funding ranges from $2,000 to about $10,000.


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Jesse H. and Susan R. Oppenheimer Foundation

312 E. Hermosa

San Antonio, Texas 78212

(210) 826-5809