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Advancing Human Rights Research

The Advancing Human Rights research tracks the evolving state of human rights philanthropy by collecting and analyzing grants data. It answers critical questions about the funding landscape — Where is the money going? What are the gaps? Who is funding what? — to help funders and advocates make more informed and effective decisions. It is also a critical tool in grantmakers’ efforts to be more transparent and accountable. HRFN and Candid lead the research, in partnership with Ariadne and Prospera.


Explore the research findings through these resources:


  • Image displays graphic of our funder-only map which lets you view grant-level details, map your own funding, find new partners, and search at the intersection of multiple area,Foundation Maps: Human Rights: Dive into the who, what, and where of human rights philanthropy using this database and mapping platform. With data updated weekly, our funder-only map lets you view grant-level details,  find new partners, and search at the intersection of the issues you work on.



  • Advancing Human Rights Research Hub: this interactive resource presents human rights funding by region, issue, population, and funding strategy, along with their intersections and trends.



  • Updated 2017 Advancing Human Rights ReportAdvancing Human Rights Reports: our key findings reports provide annual analyses of the state of global human rights funding, while our trends reports offer a look at human rights funding across multiple years from a subset of funders.


Learn more about the research, and how funders are using it, through this overview.

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