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About HRFN

We are a network of funders resourcing human rights action around the world.
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Network Priorities

See our areas of focus and how we work to advance open philanthropy.
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Our People

Meet the human rights funding advocates on our staff and steering committee.
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three decades of TRANSFORMING
human rights philanthropy

For almost 30 years, Human Rights Funders Network (HRFN) has brought funders together to collaborate, strategize, and advance the field of global human rights grantmaking. Today, we are crafting an HRFN that relentlessly builds toward justice, works with love, and continues to serve as a space for funders to strategize together and with movements.

Our Vision

We envision a peaceful future where rights are protected and upheld, the planet is cared for, and all people can live and love with dignity.

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Our Mission

We are a network of funders from the Global South, East, and North dedicated to resourcing human rights action around the world.

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Our Values

HRFN upholds six core values that we believe are needed to advance open philanthropy.

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focus areas to
TRANSFORM THE FIELD

HRFN supports ALL areas of human rights through our research and network. At the same time, our strategy identifies five priority areas with the potential to create urgent and necessary change in the current funding landscape. In each, we have dedicated programming and opportunities for members to get involved.

Priority Areas

Meet the team behind HRFN

Brenda Salas Neves

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Communications & Advocacy Strategist
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Debbie Zamd

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Head of Program Operations
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Divina Lama

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Program Associate
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Kellea Miller

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Interim Executive Director
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Rachel Thomas

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Director of Research Initiatives
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Alda Salomão

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Founder and Executive Director, Tindzila Fund
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Katy Love

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Independent philanthropy consultant
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Maitri Morarji (co-chair)

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Director of Programs, Foundation for a Just Society
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Maria Amália Souza

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Founder/Strategic Development Director of Fundo Casa Socioambiental, CASA Socio-Environmental Fund
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Monica Aleman Cunningham

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Senior Program Officer, Building Institutions and Networks (BUILD), Ford Foundation
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Rachel Freed (co-chair)

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Vice President and Chief Program Officer, Unitarian Universalist Service Committee
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Tracey Gurd

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Senior Director of Civil and Political Rights and Advocacy, American Jewish World Service
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