Global Funding Ecosystem
We are deepening global solidarity and action in philanthropy, because working across geographies will only strengthen the funding ecosystem. We aim to engage more funders from underrepresented regions in our network and from the Global East and South. We are leading research to better understand regional disparities in human rights funding to provide evidence to inform funding practices and strengthen resourcing for human rights action around the world. We will also look at new funding trends such as donor advised funds, tech-fueled giving, and the presence of government funders, and consider the most effective strategies for building transnational solidarity among funders to protect and promote human rights globally.
Reports, Publications, and Stories
- The Trust Gap: The Troubling Lack of Direct, Flexible Funding for Human Rights in the Global South and East (Rachel Thomas and Kellea Miller, Human Rights Funders Network)
- Human Rights Funding Principles Offer a Road Map to Strengthen Philanthropy (Lesley Carson, Wellspring Philanthropic Fund )
- Reversing the trend: The time is now to fund disability rights (Lorraine Wapling, Arlene Wilson-Grant, and Aapurv Jain, Disability Rights Fund/ the Disability Rights Advocacy Fund)
- Understanding the Global South: Key philanthropic trends, challenges and opportunities in Asia, Africa, and Latin America (IEFG and Elevate Children Funders Group)
- Fund 101: What Is Flexible Funding? (The Fund for Global Human Rights)