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(DRAFT) Funding Principles!

Dear HRFN members,
Over 130 HRFN, Ariadne and PAWHR members completed our August 2019 survey on grantmaking principles. We received a wealth of feedback about what it means to be a human rights funder and how human rights principles are guiding grantmaking. We have since worked with an advisory team to digest the feedback and develop a set of aspirational human rights funding principles based on what we’ve learned.
We are now pleased to share with you these draft principles and a 10-minute survey to gauge how the principles resonate, gather additional input, and hear ideas for how your organization, and our community, can best use this resource.
We understand that some of you may prefer to share your thoughts in conversation. We will be holding several virtual town hall discussions with our networks. We will also be consulting with NGOs that receive human rights funding to gather their recommendations for the shifts in human rights grantmaking practice they hope to see.
Kindly complete the survey by March 13. If you have questions or would like to share any feedback directly, please email principlesproject@hrfn.org.
Thank you for your ongoing contributions to this project. We look forward to your thoughts!
Julie, Annie, Rebecca and Rachel
Julie Broome, Ariadne – European Funders for Social Change and Human Rights
Annie Hillar, Philanthropy Advancing Women’s Human Rights (PAWHR)
Rebecca Landy, Human Rights Funders Network (HRFN)
Rachel Thomas, Human Rights Funders Network (HRFN)


We appreciate the contributions from our advisory team:

Monica Aleman, Ford Foundation
Lesley Carson, Wellspring Philanthropic Fund
Juliette Decoster, Charles Léopold Mayer Foundation
Tracey Gurd, American Jewish World Service
Valeria Scorza, Avina Fundación
Yervand Shirinyan, Open Society Foundations
Tulika Srivastava, Women’s Fund Asia
Olivia Tchamba, TrustAfrica


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