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HRFN does not provide grants and we are not able to connect organizations to specific funders. We know that it can be challenging to raise funds and that human rights activists undertake difficult and sometimes dangerous work. We hope grantseekers find these resources helpful.
Part of Human Rights Funders Network and Candid’s Advancing Human Rights research, this interactive site shows top funders and provides an overview of grantmaking by region, issue, population, and strategy.
A self-assessment guide for digital emergencies developed by Hivos, Digital Defenders Partnership, EFF, Global Voices, Front Line Defenders, Internews, Freedom House, Access, Qurium, CIRCL, IWPR and Open Technology Fund.
Information on funders who make emergency and rapid response grants, primarily for human rights defenders. HRFN’s Human Rights Defenders Working Group compiled this guide.
Information on organizations that can provide temporary shelter, wellbeing support and other forms of assistance to human rights defenders.
Discover what funders are most likely to support, learn about their interests and perspectives, and gain the knowledge you need to find additional resources.
An online resource that includes listings of the latest grant funding opportunities for NGOs and individuals.
An online platform that enables NGOs anywhere in the world to raise funds for their projects. GlobalGiving provides fundraising training and support and may offer to match the funds you raise through the site.
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