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Events

Human Rights Funders Network offers a variety of ways for members to explore a broad range of topics, share their learning and strategize together.

  • Webinars enable funders to explore timely human rights concerns and present grantmaking strategies.
  • In-person gatherings, such as conferences, institutes and strategy meetings, enable funders to strengthen their grantmaking practice, deepen their knowledge of emerging issues, and meet with others in the field.  
  • Learning visits bring funders to global destinations for experiential learning and to connect them with local civil society.
  • External events at conferences or peer funder network meetings offer members the chance to share knowledge and spark new collaborations.

We invite all our members to propose topics for webinars and in-person gatherings. This is your network!

Looking for more conferences and meetings? Check out our regularly-updated list of Community Events for funder gatherings.

Upcoming Events (3)
Photo Courtesy of: Open Society Foundations
Oct26
In-Person Gatherings10:00-11:30am EST

Human Rights Crisis in Africa: A Call to Action to Address Abuses Against Persons with Albinism

The Open Society Foundations and Human Rights Funders Network invite you to this briefing to raise awareness on this underfunded and under-recognized human rights crisis facing persons with Albinism in Africa. Co-sponsored by: Africa Grantmakers’ Affinity Group, the East Africa Association of Grantmakers, and the newly launched HRFN Africa Donors Working Group Location: Open Society… Read more

Oct23
In-Person Gatherings1:00-4:30pm

International Grants Operations Working Group (IGOWG) Fall 2017 Meeting

“Secure Grantmaking in Closing Spaces” Hosted by American Jewish World Service (AJWS) Location: 45 West 36th Street, 11th Floor, NY, NY IGOWG is a working group of the Human Rights Funders Network, a global network of over 1,500 grantmakers committed to advancing human rights through effective philanthropy. The working group focuses on solving operational issues… Read more

Photo Courtesy of: Fondo Semillas
Oct18
Webinars10:00-11:15am Mexico City

Mexico Post-Earthquakes Donor Briefing

Last month Mexico was hit by two large earthquakes that deeply affected Mexico City and several states around central and southern Mexico. The urgent situation has generated an immediate response from civil society and citizens around the country and beyond. Please join this urgent update call to learn from colleagues in Mexico about the unfolding… Read more

Sep20
In-Person Gatherings2:30-4:00pm

Human Rights Funding: Mapping the Who, What, and Where

Join the Human Rights Funders Network (HRFN), hosted by the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee and co-sponsored by Disability Rights Fund and New England International Donors, for a look at HRFN and Foundation Center’s Advancing Human Rights research and a funder-only tutorial on Foundation Maps: Human Rights, HRFN’s interactive map of human rights grantmaking.

Sep20
In-Person Gatherings10:30am-12:30pm EST

Joint Funders Roundtable Discussion on Promoting & Supporting Young People’s Participation In Peacebuilding & Violence Prevention

Location: UNDP, 304 East 45th Street, New York 6th Fl Conference Rm & Remote Participation via Conference Line The United Nations Security Council, Member States and international actors are increasingly giving youth a greater voice in decision-making and enabling young people to play an important and positive role in promoting international peace and security. This… Read more

Photo Courtesy of: Brazil Human Rights Fund
Jul10
In-Person Gatherings

2017 New York Institutes

This year, IHRFG will be hosting three simultaneous institutes on July 10th to offer participants the opportunity to further delve into a specific theme with a smaller cohort of individuals.

Jul10to13
In-Person Gatherings

2017 Convening: Map -> Resist -> Support

From July 10th to 13th, funders will convene in New York to map challenges, share concrete tactics to resist, and chart a new course for support. The Map section will set the stage by helping funders understand the regional trends, catalysts, and case studies of repressive societies. Resist will explore tactics used on the ground… Read more

Jun29
In-Person Gatherings5:30 - 7:00 pm ET

June Early Career Professionals Happy Hour

New York, NY HRFN and the Peace and Security Funders Group (PSFG) invite you to another Early Career Professionals Happy Hour in New York City! Meet other rising professionals working in human rights, security, and philanthropy. If you are interested in attending or joining the mailing list for future networking events, please email Michele Bornstein.

Jun15
Webinars11:00 am ET

A Human Rights System in Peril

Co-sponsored by: Funders for Reproductive Equity and Peace and Security Funders Group. In light of the human rights challenges posed by global trends of closing civic space and rising authoritarianism, and exacerbated by the Trump Administration in the United States, HRFN is hosting a series of webinars examining funder responses. The second webinar in this… Read more

Jun14
In-Person Gatherings2:00 pm ET

Human Rights Funding: Mapping the Who, What, and Where

Join us for a funder-only tutorial on Foundation Maps: Human Rights, our interactive map of human rights grantmaking, part of IHRFG and Foundation Center’s Advancing Human Rights: Knowledge Tools for Funders initiative.