OVERVIEW: The Fund for Global Human Rights awards grants to organizations working in North Africa, Latin America, South Asia, Southeast Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.
IP TAKE: This funder supports a number of grassroots groups around the world.
PROFILE: Established in 2003, the Fund for Global Human Rights aims to “[m]ove human rights forward by providing resources and tools to the people and organizations on the ground who have real potential to generate positive change.” The fund focuses its grantmaking on multiple rights issues including migrants’ rights, activism under threat, LGBTI, sexual orientation and gender identity, women’s rights, children’s rights, resource rights and corporate accountability and justice and rule of law.
The fund’s women’s rights grants support organizations tackling a wide range of issues such as violence against women, land and resource rights, access to education, healthcare and employment, sexual and reproductive health rights, and labor rights.
Grant amounts typically range from $5,000 to $50,000. Past grants awarded in this space include the Women’s Human Rights Center, which received funding for its work providing legal aid to female victims of violence; and Karen Women’s Organization, which received a grant for its work advocating for women’s rights in the politics and peacebuilding. To learn more about the types of organizations the fund supports and at what level, examine its recent grants list.
The fund operates regular, emergency and donor advised grants programs. Its regular grants program does not accept unsolicited requests for funding; however, it remains flexible with its emergency and donor advised programs.
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