• Get news and resources for human rights grantmakers. Subscribe Now

HRFN Newsletter Archive

View our past newsletters to learn about HRFN programing and member activities.

Sign up here to join our mailing list.

December 2021

November 2021

October 2021

September 2021

August 2021

July 2021

June 2021

May 2021

April 2021 

March 2021

Displaying Posts (226)
September 28, 2021

Support Haitian Communities

At HRFN, we condemn the cruel treatment toward Haitian migrants at Del Rio, Texas. We firmly stand against anti-Black violence and politics of hate impacting Black migrant families and communities. We stand in solidarity with migrant communities around the world who are forced to leave their lands due to climate disasters, military invasions, and economic…

photo by Irene Barajas
September 13, 2021

Just Scraping By: Underfunded Human Rights Organizations Struggle to Hold the Line in Latin America

By Liliane Loya at Innovation in Philanthropy

This article was originally published by Innovation in Philanthropy and is also available in Spanish. We are pleased to see it and other ways our data is being used for advocacy. As a former program officer for a foundation that supported human rights groups for over two decades in Mexico, I worked with civil society…

September 1, 2021

The Importance of Evidence: How funders and advocates are leveraging our Advancing Human Rights research

By Rachel Thomas, HRFN director of research initiatives

Data matters. It adds scale to stories and weight to advocacy. At its best, data helps us understand how our individual realities fit within a shared experience. For human rights organizations and movements, HRFN and Candid’s joint Advancing Human Rights research contextualizes foundation funding, showing that grant dollars to protect and promote human rights are…

August 23, 2021

The Dire State of Funding for Black Feminist Movements — and What Donors Can Do About It.

By Hakima Abbas, co-founder of the Black Feminist Fund and co-executive director of AWID, and Kellea Miller, HRFN deputy director.

This article was originally published by Inside Philanthropy on August 5, 2021. — The current state of funding for Black feminist organizing is bleak.  Though Black feminists have been trailblazers in the fight for justice in every major social movement, funders do not drive large-scale resources to Black-led organizing by women, girls and gender non-conforming…

August 18, 2021

Funding In Crisis: Join Efforts to Resource for Afghanistan, Haiti & Beyond

At HRFN, we stand in solidarity with the people of Afghanistan, Haiti, and Lebanon and with all those facing conflict and natural disaster. We affirm calls from human rights organizations for governments to halt deportations and keep borders open for those fleeing violence and devastation in their home countries. And we commit to advancing efforts…

August 4, 2021

Mapeo de fondos para la justicia racial: un imperativo político

By Por Ana María Enríquez, directora ejecutiva de HRFN, y Kellea Miller, PhD, subdirectora de HRFN (Traducción por Miluska Martínez Sarson)

(In English)    (En français) Desde 2010, Human Rights Funders Network (HRFN) y Candid han colaborado en una investigación que mapea los fondos para los derechos humanos a nivel mundial. Nuestro análisis ofrece una base de evidencia para entender y fortalecer la forma en que se conceden recursos para el cambio social. En este tiempo, hemos…

August 4, 2021

Le recensement des financements pour la justice raciale : un impératif politique

By Ana María Enríquez, directora ejecutiva de HRFN, y Kellea Miller, PhD, subdirectora de HRFN (Traduit par Alizée Aubertin)

(In English)    (En Español) Depuis 2010, Human Rights Funders Network (HRFN) et Candid travaillent en partenariat pour mener des recherches visant à mieux caractériser le financement des droits humains dans le monde. Nos analyses fournissent une base de connaissances factuelles pour soutenir la compréhension et le renforcement de l’apport de ressources pour le changement social….

July 21, 2021

Mapping Funding for Racial Justice: A Political Imperative

By Ana María Enríquez, HRFN Executive Director, and Kellea Miller, PhD, HRFN Deputy Director

(En Español)    (En français) Since 2010, Human Rights Funders Network (HRFN) and Candid have partnered on research that maps funding for human rights globally. Our analysis provides an evidence base to understand and strengthen resourcing for social change. Over this time, we have had a glaring omission: our research has not captured funding related to…

photo by Lane Hartwell
March 11, 2021

Community-Driven Grantmaking: improving decisions and building trust

By Bishakha Datta at Point of View

For almost a decade, I’ve been part of a community-driven grantmaking exercise the likes of which I could never have imagined. This radical exercise started when I was a trustee at the Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit that operates Wikipedia, today’s most widely used knowledge repository.   In 2012, the Wikimedia Foundation set up a volunteer…