It is imperative for funders to support intersectional, cross-issue, and cross-movement work. Yet, our analysis of the human rights funding landscape suggests that a resoundingly small fraction of human rights funding supports activism that cuts across multiple communities or issues. Our findings raise red flags, but also signal promise: we find hopeful models of intersectional grantmaking and a deep desire among funders to support movements across issues and communities. By showcasing intersectional funding models, creating opportunities for funders to interrogate their practices, and monitoring field-wide progress, we hope to transform human rights philanthropy to more effectively respond to intersecting forms of injustice.
Reports, Publications, & Stories
- Funding for Intersectional Organizing: A Call to Action for Human Rights Philanthropy (Human Rights Funders Network)
- Vibrant Yet Under-Resourced: The State Of Lesbian, Bisexual, And Queer Movements (Mama Cash and Astraea Lesbian Foundation For Justice)
- What can funders consider when responding to COVID-19? (Solome Lemma, Thousand Currents)
- Intersectionality: Experiences, views and visions for change (Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation)